A Slice Of Italy On The Streets Of Melbourne by Holly Cunneen for Habitus Living

[Extract] An Italian Pasta Bar in Melbourne’s CBD by Biasol Design drew design inspiration from the likes of traditional Italy, Ancient Rome and the modern, culture hub that is Melbourne. There aren’t a lot of things Italy’s ancient city of Rome shares with Australia’s contemporary cultural hotspot Melbourne, however, a passion for design, food and culture certainly tops a small list. Local design studio Biasol have used these shared passions as the basis for the design of a new restaurant – appropriately located on Little Collins Street.

The century-old building in which the new casual dining restaurant, Pentolina, is situated alludes perfectly to the history of Rome and traditional pasta making. A respectful renovation of this building sees hand-rendered concrete walls that mirror the stone façades of historic Roman laneways.

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