Me Cumpari Turiddu

Ristorante, Bistrot, Bottega Catania / Italy / 2015

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A trip to a cozy Sicily with elegant atmospheres, reminiscent of family lunches where grandmothers and aunts took care of every detail with love.
Located in a 19th century building, the space has been recovered from old warehouses and artisan shops.


The set up and the design:
Among ancient tables and crystal chandeliers, everything is strictly lived, including the wooden floor made from old oak barrels, the floor tiles restored and brought back to light, the old glazed majolica coming from many parts of Sicily carefully selected and integrated with custom-designed furnishings.
In the distribution of spaces, the role of the counter is decisive: a central element not only in an architectural sense, but also in an emotional sense, because it encloses the kitchen, the pulsating heart of space.


Almost all the accessories have been recovered and adapted to the concept, in particular the brass and glass chandeliers, the appliques with their soft lighting help to define a dreamy atmosphere, the applique
they recall the old glazed bell lamps with an industrial flavor and specially made by craftsmen.
A sign of attention to every detail reveals the raw and lived soul of the space, the lime and the earthenware pesto of the walls, the rough stone pillars have been purposely left with the signs of the time, cracks and soft colors that leave a glimpse an identity and a story to preserve.
Even the vaults adorned with lace and lace have been an important intervention to dress up the space and recall the pure Sicilian essence.
The vertical green wall inserted in the central space of the space designed to divide the local space almost to interrupt the elegance of the restaurant and accompany you in the more informal area of ​​the bistro and the point of sale distributed in the iron and wood furniture placed in the walls.


Preserving was the natural "pre-existence". The restaurant offers a space where the customer can feel immediately at home wrapped in a magical atmosphere in a setting of great effect, where cuisine and design are allied with the past.


Me Cumpari Turiddu, in the central Piazza Turi Ferro, is, in short, the point of reference in Catania where the common characteristic of all the raw materials used, which come from local producers and Slow Food Presidia.


Collaboration.: Ab studio Rapisarda&Pennisi


Photo: I-press - Catania

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