Fusilli's, Fast Fresh Italian

Located within a courtyard area of an office mall complex, the owner of the restaurant requested a fun and inviting space. The fast pace of lunch crowds required an "eye-catching" theme to complement the menu, which offers contemporary versions of classic Italian dishes. A tight budget required creativity in the use of inexpensive materials while providing a strong impact.

The lively dining experience is enhanced with a rich color palette. References to Old World Italy are captured in the choices of antiqued ceramic tile, rich wood millwork, and colorful mosaic tile. Whimsical arches and wainscot detailing further compliment the modernized Italian detailing.

Phoenix, Arizona