CASEWORK | INTERIOR DESIGN

Justa Pasta

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It had been 20 years since Justa Pasta’s last remodel. The restaurant was dated and the layout hid the order counter and made this counter service restaurant hard to access. But the Italian eatery had good bones - high ceilings, an open kitchen, gorgeous natural light, and most importantly, delicious handmade pasta. The toughest aspect of this remodel was the timeline - 3 weeks. To keep to the tight schedule, Casework left all of the major components in the same place, including the order counter, kitchen, and restrooms.

 
 
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OUR PROCESS

To make the ordering process as intuitive as possible, Casework took out the wine shelf that previously stood in the middle of the entrance. Instead of guiding the customers to the order counter, this shelf caused confusion, as it was the first thing you saw as you entered the building.

 
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Keywords


PIazza

pasta

familiar

 
 
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RETAIL

The wine shelf was pushed back into the wall, completely opening the area. A large island was custom designed to fit the space, house retail products and be a natural barrier for customers waiting in line to order. 

 
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FOR THE LOCALS

It was important for this remodel to still hold a familiarity for the many regulars who frequent the restaurant. The changes made in the space were refining, but the space is still approachable. Warmth is brought to the restaurant by using industrial mixed metal finishes of copper and black and white oak wood details.

 
 
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STYLES

The blue-gray tile was added to the order counter to balance the warmth and bring in some color to the minimal palette. Overall, Casework wanted to create a space that complemented the food and was a beautiful backdrop for Justa Pasta’s patrons to enjoy the delicious food.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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CREDITS

Interior Design: Casework | General Contractor: Owen Gabbert LLC | Photography: Carly Diaz