Design Focus: Antonietta


11A1BD51-D23C-4C89-AB4E-443DEAE9B858Edinburgh’s Vittoria Group opened Antonietta at the end of the year, and the restaurant has certainly made a splash with its bold design.  The restaurant, formerly La Favourite, features a flamboyant design which honours the strong, extroverted, and passionate nature of the much-loved Italians.


Vittoria Group Director Leandro Crolla said, ”We have fought with tram works on Leith Walk for years; nevertheless, there is now light at the end of the tunnel as we say goodbye to La Favorita Restaurant after 17 years, we welcome Antonietta – a loud and bold Italian eatery that serves a ‘new look’ neighborhood. The pizzeria brand lives on in our takeaway and home delivery businesses under our La Favorita Delivered, which continues to thrive in the city”.

Studio So, an Edinburgh-based commercial interior design firm, was commissioned earlier this Autumn to create a new interior concept for Italian cooking with Antonietta on Leith Walk. While Mckenzie Owen were responsible for Project Managing the transformation.

A1507288-DA4E-4FA5-87E7-432BDE278C03Michelle Ridley, Director at Studio So said, “Antonietta’s creative concept was born directly from ‘La Famiglia’. The strong family orientated Italian culture and the deep bonds of family members. We want to stay true to the group’s traditional family roots and warm Italian hospitality, while celebrating the much-loved Italian extroverted, passionate, and bold personality.”

The Instagram-friendly Leith eatery is a vibrant space designed to connect with a younger neighbourhood customer. The design is striking, offering seating for up to 140 guests, with contrasting and clashing styles spread across two dining rooms to create a celebratory space that reflects Antonietta’s fun cuisine and lively atmosphere. A show-stopping menu offers playful, generous and authentic Italian food. Dishes are served on hand painted plates from Amalfi.

Antonietta is at 325-331 Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH6 8SA


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Tags: Antonietta, Leandro Crolla, Mckenzie Owen, Studio So, Vittoria Group