This Babbo Restaurant is the fourth successful project with this repeat client, but only the first time he has chosen to duplicate a brand name. Each restaurant, Fusilli, Babbo - Glendale, Neapolitan, and Babbo - Surprise AZ has a unique aesthetic in order to cater to a specific location's target market. The overall concept has remained lighthearted, family-friendly Italian fare.
Babbo - Surprise AZ incorporates a beer and wine bar - which has become the "date-nite spot", while families enjoy the oversized booths which seat 4-7 quite comfortably. The open kitchen facing the entry creates a buzz of activity, while the floating ceiling planes and important details of warm glass tiles and walnut wood add richness and sense of place to the dining area. An autumn color palette offset by sepia toned photos creates and inviting dining experience.