Meet the Makers

Meet the Maker: Pietro Quaglia, Owner of Pietro NoLita, New-York

Meet Pietro Quaglia, owner of Pietro Nolita, in downtown New-York. He is as pop and colorful as the decor of his restaurant. We ask him 10 questions about his design inspirations, his favourite hotels and what makes a good restaurant.

How would you describe Pietro Nolita in one word?
Fresh

Where do you find your inspiration for Pietro Nolita?
Memphis group (An architectural movement of the ’80s in Milan, where I am from) and the pastel colors of the Italian riviera.

How did you come up with “Pink, as Fuck”?
Because it is pink as fuck! I just wanted to make a statement on the fact that is very pink!

What is your favourite Italian dish?
Carbonara

What makes a good restaurant?
Simple recipes, great quality of products and lots of passion!

What makes a bad restaurant?
The lack of love

Describe your philosophy when it comes to decoration.
I wanted to stay away from the decor of what typical Italian restaurants look like in the States! A salami hanging, the wheel of Parmigiano, the checkered red and white table cloth and the classic stereotypes of an Italian restaurant in general.

Your favourite object in your restaurant?
A plate my mom made with the logo of the restaurant.

Your favourite hotel in the world?
Amangiri in lake Powell, Utah or Ett Hem in Stockholm or Cenobio Dei dogi in Camogli hard to choose one…

Your favourite restaurant in the world?
My Mom’s kitchen.

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