A New All-Day Italian Eatery, Delivered With Flack Flair!

Interiors

If you are unable to jet to Italy this winter to escape the Melbourne grey, all-day Italian and food store offers a truly transportive European experience!

Sip a Negroni, or nibble some salumi against a sea of pink terrazzo, marble and emerald green stone from Melbourne design stars . Opening tomorrow (May 15th), Lagotto in Fitzroy North is sure to become a local institution, where Italian modernist design provides a vibrant backdrop for breakfast, lunch, dinner, espresso, prosecco…. etc!

14th May, 2019

Welcome to all day Italian, designed by Flack Studio. Photo– .

Pink terrazzo floors and plenty of marble. Photo– .

Aluminum shutters help shift the mood from morning espresso to late night negroni.  Photo– .

Pull up a stool at Lagotto. Photo– .

Modernist Italian vibes hit Melbourne’s inner north. Photo– .

It is too hard to pick the best seat in the house…Photo– .

If you don’t have time to dine in, there is Lagotto ‘To-Go.’ Photo– .

A drink for every occasion. Photo– .

Lounge in the rich corner seats. Photo– .

David Flack describes the aesthetic as vibrant, layered and nostalgic! Photo– .

Perfect lighting for evening drinks. Photo– .

Inspired by the Italian modernist Gio Ponti, this is the new go-to for Italian in the north! Photo– .

Opening tomorrow, it is Lagotoo a go-go. Photo– .

Glasses at the ready! Photo– .

Miriam McGarry
Tuesday 14th May 2019

‘It is as if the space had always been there’ – David Flack.

Opening May 15th, in Fitzroy North is located at the base of the newly completed designed by architects and interior design. These impressive aesthetic credentials are continued the Italian modernism inspired all-day Italian and foodstore, where no detail has been overlooked.

Flack have brought their signature flair to this project, bringing together glossy burgundy light fixtures, Rosso Levanto stone treads in the steel staircase, custom joinery with American oak and brass inlay, aluminium Venetian blinds, pink terrazzo flooring, and absolutely no shortage of marble. All up, the experience is one of nostalgic 1950s Italy, with a modern Melbourne edge.

David Flack explains ‘referencing one of our favourite designers, Italian modernist , we developed a strong interplay and a sense of permanency – as if the space had always been there.’ The design team worked with local contractors, stonemasons, joiners, metalworkers and furniture suppliers, and this craftsmanship is celebrated in the resolved space. David highlights ‘in a way it harks back to the originality and handmade nature of spaces built by Italian migrants upon arrival in Australia through the 50s and 60s.’

Katie McCormack of Milieu Hospitality emphasises that Lagotto has been designed to be welcoming to everyone, from dawn to dusk (and ‘till late’ Thursday, Friday and Saturday).’

When we asked David for his tip for the best seat in the joint, he was torn. ‘It’s between being propped up at that bar, or sinking into the custom banquette that curves against the perimeter of the main dining space.’ A tough choice!

 
1 York Street
North Fitzroy, Melbourne

Open from May 15th
Sunday to Wednesday, 7am – 7pm
Thursday to Saturday, 7am – till late 

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