I had lunch at an Italian Restaurant yesterday for a project related reason. The name of the place is PIZZARIA MOZZA (LINK).
It is located only 10 minutes from my office by car and I have known the name but never visited before.
I was impressed by their well coordinated details.
Silverware is hidden inside an envelope on a white plate.
Tap water is served in a chilled glass bottle.
Coke comes in a small traditional coke bottle.
A decanter for ice tea is capped with a whole lemon.
and so on.
Most of the restaurants out there serve O.K. food in O.K. environment and provide O.K. experience and service. Here, I felt the owner's sense toward a dining experience and care to the customers.
I also ordered a salad with anchovi dressing, and it was also very good.
After I paid and stepped out to outside, I felt that I had found a restaurant that I would definitely go back again. Next time, I will try OSTERIA MOZZA located right next to PIZZERIA MOZZA.
Well, the restaurant I am currently designing in LA downtown is expected to surpass MOZZA.