In Rome, in the heart of the Garbatella district, a historic neighborhood bakery has been transformed into a new trendy restaurant in the capital by STUDIOTAMAT. Already from the name it is clear the reference to the Roman tradition.
Three of everything, overlooking with three generous full-height arched windows designed to measure, on a square full of decorations and moldings made of humble materials, typical of the Roman Baroque, which embellishes the popular housing typical of the area built in the 20s. Here, under the arch adjacent to the restaurant, Nanni Moretti darted on a Vespa in his film “Caro Diario”. At the entrance, another tribute to the neighborhood: "How beautiful Garbatella is!", reads a neon sign, inviting you to enter.
Organized on two levels to accommodate the natural inclination of the ground, Tre de tutto has a ground floor with a triangular plan, with a large cruciform pillar in the center that divides the spaces. Reserved for breakfasts and aperitifs, with a lounge area dedicated to vinyls, this environment is dominated by the macro-counter covered with only two large slabs.
The walls, above a 1,50 m high majolica cladding, have not been treated, but protected by a protective transparent and left in their original state, to exhibit the signs of time as a habit, from holes and traces of old systems, to writings and drawings prior to the renovation. The floor has been replaced by a pour of concrete finished in transparent resin, for a discreet and minimally invasive result.
“As on the table, the owners Mirko Tommasi and Daniele Notte offer the classics of Roman cuisine revisited, taking inspiration from one of the most authentic neighborhoods of Rome, in the same way our goal from the beginning has been not to distort the pre-existing space, but enhance it and at the same time sew it on to the clients. So we left the walls rough, with the layering of original plaster, dialogue with the contemporary design of the elements architectural features that characterize the room, from the counter with clean lines that dominates in the bar, on the exquisitely pop scale of the restaurant ".Matteo Soddu, co-founder of the studio, tells us.
It contrasts with the neutral shades of the pre-existing a dynamic palette of colors, studied together with Color Consultant Sabina Guidotti. The wall cladding in midnight blue majolica with brick-colored contrasting joints, combines with the orange plum and bluette veins of the counter, the recycled chairs in yellow and flesh pink iron, go well with the leather color of the benches covered with a nautical technical fabric or with tables, also recycled in iron, equipped with colored wood tops and rolled ad hoc with soft decorations.
Downstairs, which houses two restaurant rooms, the local kitchen, the services and the warehouses, sugar paper walls alternate with walls covered with wallpaper Grid by Texturae. The connection with the upper level is via a salmon-colored staircase-tunnel with portholes. An independent entrance, on the other hand, allows access to the restaurant directly from the street, thanks to a single ramp in bright yellow, with a highly geometric iron structure, padded with micro-perforated sheet metal panels.
The menu, of substance and without too many artifices, he proposes traditional recipes reinterpreted, drink "made in Garbatella". Like the "Vittorio Emanuele III" (Cognac Courvoisier, Carpano Classico Vermouth, Maraschino and Cherry) which refers to the laying of the first stone of the birth of the neighborhood on February 18, 1920, the "Polite and courteous" (Ginger beer cortese, mango, citric solution), which is inspired by the hostess Carlotta, polite and beautiful, from which - it is said - the neighborhood would take its name.
Rough interiors and welcoming atmospheres designed by STUDIOTAMAT, make Tre de tutto an original hybrid between refined restaurant and local bar, which skillfully mixes popular spirit and more refined details.
Project name: Three of everything
Architecture Office: STUDIOTAMAT
Color Consultant: Sabina Guidotti
Location: Via Giustino de Jacobis, 19 - Rome - Italy
Conclusion year: January 2021
Build Area (m2): 120 m2
Client: Three of all (Mirko Tommasi, Daniele Notte)
Photographer: © Seven H. Zhang
Counter covering: Liquid Cosmo by Diesel for IrisCeramica
Wallpaper: Grid by Philippe Tablet and Paolo Giacomazzi for Texturae
Tiles: Cinca Nova Arquitectura
Floor: concrete finished in transparent resin
Walls: wallpaper, majolica
Fixtures, shelves, yellow stair: made of iron by local blacksmiths
Tables: recovered iron, with wooden top decorated by Sabina Guidotti.
Chairs: iron recovery
Counter: covered in ceramic plates with transparent painted iron top