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Breaking Away: Pizzeria Farina in Vancouver

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 11, 2013 01:07 AM
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by Meredith Swinehart last modified May 10, 2013

What more could you want in a pizzeria? At Farina, a simple palette, good ingredients, and an occasional burst of color do the trick.  Pizzeria Farina in Vancouver opened in 2011 with a straightforward goal of serving high-quality, affordable pizza. Though their restaurant space is small, Farina churns out as many pizzas as it can; there is no table service, and about half of all pizzas are destined for take-out. To make a no-frills space look like a destination restaurant, enter Vancouver restaurant designer extraordinaire Craig Stanghetta, who brightened the space by painting the brick walls white and added a narrow communal table to maximize seating. Stanghetta left the existing rugged wood floors and added rustic wood tables to complement the reclaimed look. Red lighting and accessories provide an appropriately Italian burst of color, and minimal graphics are utilitarian. For more, visit Pizzeria Farina .  Photos via Scout Magazine .  Above: The modern red-and-white palette is offset by rustic wood tables. Above: Industrial red lights are a cornerstone of the space.  Above: The butcher paper menu offers seven pizzas and a few extras.  Above: Farina's house-infused oregano olive oil.  Above: Farina doesn't always have bread available, but when it does, it doesn't last long.  Above: A bicicletta lends a splash of color and black wall graphics provide minimal decor.  Above: Whether you like what's inside or not, Italian anchovy cans are certainly pretty.  Above: The sidewalk sign reads: "In life, nothing ventured, nothing gained." Above: Pizzeria Farina is open seven days a week, until the dough runs out.  See 576 images of Rooms with Red in our gallery of images and spaces. 






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