Neapolitan, Wood Fired Italian

2005 IIDA Southwest Chapter Pride Award - Merit
2005 ASID Arizona North Chapter Award - First Place


This causal dining restaurant is the third project for a returning client. The owner of Fusilli's and Babbo worked with FoRM to develop his next generation of dining, including beer and wine in the offerings. Open for lunch and dinner, Neapolitan is a hip twist on casual dining.

The main focus of the restaurant are the open kitchen and wood fired pizza oven. To maximize the impact, the cylindrical oven continues full height, wrapped in a tile mosaic blend emulating the colors of fire. That striking color is used as a highlight to emphasize the food and service areas. The recessed signage niches and inverted soffits glow with the warm color. As a compliment, the dining area is varying shades of muted green and grayed purple offer a comfortable offset to the energy of the active kitchen.

Phoenix, Arizona