Venice’s renowned 18th century starred restaurant and café, Quadri has reopened after a major restoration by Philippe Starck
A new act for Quadri
The Alajmo brothers, owners of the Michelin-starred Quadri and the brains behind its new face, have further consolidated their partnership with French designer Philippe Starck, following the opening of the AMO café at luxury department store T Fondaco dei Tedeschi. Stark has re-imagined the new venue as a Venetian wonderland.
This restoration project included the recovery of the original stuccoes, enhanced by a large mirror, designed by the Barbini brothers. On the ground floor, the designer drew inspiration from the ‘Acqua Alta’ phenomenon to decorate the spaces housing the Quadrino and Grancaffè Quadri café and bistrot. Oxidized brass table legs in different colours have been used to mirror the changing tides of the lagoon. On the first floor, Starck’s creative flair is expressed in a combination of traditional artisanal elements. These include the Murano glass Rezzonigo chandelier and fabric-covered walls featuring modern, creative patterns handmade by Tessitura Luigi Bevilacqua, punctuated by a collection of paintings depicting the faces of the Alajmo brothers.
Here, customers can savour delectable gastronomic offerings created by Massimiliano Alajmo. These feature locally sourced ingredients selected on a seasonal basis from the nearby Rialto market. In addition to the à la carte menu that celebrates Venetian tradition, the venue boasts three new tasting menus: Max, Raf and Quattro Atti (Four Acts). Like a play, the latter is divided into ‘four acts’ and designed so that all of the dishes are served in the centre of the table and shared among guests, to encourage social interaction.
OPENING DAYS AND HOURS:
Gran Caffé Quadri open daily 9am-12am
Quadrino Bistrot open daily 12pm-3pm and 7pm-10.30pm
Quadri Restaurant open Tue-Sun 12.30pm-2.30pm and 7.30pm-10.30pm
GPS: 45.43435, 12.33802