Italian Eats

Tony Gianino and Joey Barczewski
Clayton, MO
Completion date
October 2018

Set in a building that dates to the early 1900s, Anthony's Italian Eats creates a charming cafĂ© and grocery with a decidedly European flair. 

Combining honeyed shades of unfinished wood, a soft gold tin ceiling, homemade shelving made of black pipe flange and unfinished pine shelves flanked by white subway tile with original terrazzo floors yields a casual yet elegant atmosphere. 

Inspired by the home of the Gianinos' grandparents, the 350-square-foot space maximizes retail shelf space without sacrificing intimate seating for diners both inside and out. The dining room features a collection of family photos and is crowned by the soft-glowing light of a chandelier cut from wine bottles.