Client: Pizzeria Susanna
Location: 182 Bleecker St, New York, NY, United States
Completion date: 2013
Sergio Mannino Studio
Susanna, located in the heart of Greenwich Village on Bleecker Street. Susanna was born from the dream of 3 Italian brothers who came to New York City to start a new life and who wanted to offer authentic Italian style thin crust pizza.
Designed by Sergio Mannino Studio, you can see a harmonious blend of traditional materials such as wood and ceramics used together with custom designed furniture and artistic graffiti.
The kitchen and pizza oven take center stage, enclosed in a dark area facing the restaurant over a light colored wooden counter. The walls on each side of the restaurant evoke the spirit on which the concept for the space is based. On the left wall, the ceramic red and white tiles evoke the domestic warmth of the traditional Italian kitchen and table cloth. On the right, an exposed brick wall characteristic of old New York, becomes the canvas for an original, fun, modern concept piece designed by Sergio Mannino.
The entire space has been designed by Sergio Mannino Studio
The open backyard was specifically designed to reflect its metropolitan environment. The soft candlelight invites you into a garden space filled with wooden benches and a white painted fence, black metal tables and red plastic chairs. The garden ambiance is enhanced by the inclusion of basil plants, plus other herbs and spices which provide the aromas of traditional Italian cuisine. The architect's aim was to design a space that would create contrasting yet coherent emotions. The result is a space driven by the Studio's passion to create something new, where Italian design meets the influence of metropolitan modernity.