Rose Pistola is the contemporary destination in North Beach, San Francisco’s celebrated Italian neighborhood and the birthplace of Beat. The design draws upon the rich context, yet feels vibrant and cosmopolitan.  The goal is to be old, be new … be both.

The open hearth is the literal and figurative heart of the restaurant—a rhythm of wood-fired ovens and European ranges, a stage of bricks, mosaic tile and steel. Cook-side diners settle along counters of zinc and mahogany. From the corner of an eye or a reflection in the mirror, the kitchen fires rage for all to see.

Curved assemblies of mahogany, glass and painted steel echo the lines of wooden boat, a lively counterpart to Reed Hearon’s coastal Italian cuisine.  Floors are alive with door-to-door mosaic tile stripes in Riviera yellow, gold, grey and white.  Patrons crowd around the 30-foot mahogany bar … the space is moving, and everyone becomes a part of the scene.

rose pistola

Location: San Francisco, CA

Type: Restaurant Renovation

Completed: 1996

 

Architectural Team

Design Principal: Cass Smith

Project Architect: Alex Chiapetta

Project Team: Boris Dramov

 

Consultants                

Color/Materials: James Goodman Studio

Lighting Design: Darryl Hawthorne, Architecture and Light

Fireplaces/Masonry: Leon Paulos        

A/V: Peter Garin

Food Service: Federighi Food Machinery

 

General Contractor:  Roger Szeto, Szeto Construction Co.          

         

Photography: Michael Bruk

Rose Pistola is the contemporary destination in North Beach, San Francisco’s celebrated Italian neighborhood and the birthplace of Beat. The design draws upon the rich context, yet feels vibrant and cosmopolitan.  The goal is to be old, be new … be both.

The open hearth is the literal and figurative heart of the restaurant—a rhythm of wood-fired ovens and European ranges, a stage of bricks, mosaic tile and steel. Cook-side diners settle along counters of zinc and mahogany. From the corner of an eye or a reflection in the mirror, the kitchen fires rage for all to see.

Curved assemblies of mahogany, glass and painted steel echo the lines of wooden boat, a lively counterpart to Reed Hearon’s coastal Italian cuisine.  Floors are alive with door-to-door mosaic tile stripes in Riviera yellow, gold, grey and white.  Patrons crowd around the 30-foot mahogany bar … the space is moving, and everyone becomes a part of the scene.

rose pistola

Location: San Francisco, CA

Type: Restaurant Renovation

Completed: 1996

 

Architectural Team

Design Principal: Cass Smith

Project Architect: Alex Chiapetta

Project Team: Boris Dramov

 

Consultants                

Color/Materials: James Goodman Studio

Lighting Design: Darryl Hawthorne, Architecture and Light

Fireplaces/Masonry: Leon Paulos        

A/V: Peter Garin

Food Service: Federighi Food Machinery

 

General Contractor:  Roger Szeto, Szeto Construction Co.          

         

Photography: Michael Bruk

Rose Pistola is the contemporary destination in North Beach, San Francisco’s celebrated Italian neighborhood and the birthplace of Beat. The design draws upon the rich context, yet feels vibrant and cosmopolitan.  The goal is to be old, be new … be both.

The open hearth is the literal and figurative heart of the restaurant—a rhythm of wood-fired ovens and European ranges, a stage of bricks, mosaic tile and steel. Cook-side diners settle along counters of zinc and mahogany. From the corner of an eye or a reflection in the mirror, the kitchen fires rage for all to see.

Curved assemblies of mahogany, glass and painted steel echo the lines of wooden boat, a lively counterpart to Reed Hearon’s coastal Italian cuisine.  Floors are alive with door-to-door mosaic tile stripes in Riviera yellow, gold, grey and white.  Patrons crowd around the 30-foot mahogany bar … the space is moving, and everyone becomes a part of the scene.

rose pistola

Location: San Francisco, CA

Type: Restaurant Renovation

Completed: 1996

 

Architectural Team

Design Principal: Cass Smith

Project Architect: Alex Chiapetta

Project Team: Boris Dramov

 

Consultants                

Color/Materials: James Goodman Studio

Lighting Design: Darryl Hawthorne, Architecture and Light

Fireplaces/Masonry: Leon Paulos        

A/V: Peter Garin

Food Service: Federighi Food Machinery

 

General Contractor:  Roger Szeto, Szeto Construction Co.          

         

Photography: Michael Bruk

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rose pistola

Location: San Francisco, CA

Type: Restaurant Renovation

Completed: 1996

 

Architectural Team

Design Principal: Cass Smith

Project Architect: Alex Chiapetta

Project Team: Boris Dramov

 

Consultants                

Color/Materials: James Goodman Studio

Lighting Design: Darryl Hawthorne, Architecture and Light

Fireplaces/Masonry: Leon Paulos        

A/V: Peter Garin

Food Service: Federighi Food Machinery

 

General Contractor:  Roger Szeto, Szeto Construction Co.          

         

Photography: Michael Bruk

Rose Pistola is the contemporary destination in North Beach, San Francisco’s celebrated Italian neighborhood and the birthplace of Beat. The design draws upon the rich context, yet feels vibrant and cosmopolitan.  The goal is to be old, be new … be both.

The open hearth is the literal and figurative heart of the restaurant—a rhythm of wood-fired ovens and European ranges, a stage of bricks, mosaic tile and steel. Cook-side diners settle along counters of zinc and mahogany. From the corner of an eye or a reflection in the mirror, the kitchen fires rage for all to see.

Curved assemblies of mahogany, glass and painted steel echo the lines of wooden boat, a lively counterpart to Reed Hearon’s coastal Italian cuisine.  Floors are alive with door-to-door mosaic tile stripes in Riviera yellow, gold, grey and white.  Patrons crowd around the 30-foot mahogany bar … the space is moving, and everyone becomes a part of the scene.

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