Il Solito Channels New York’s Italian Dining Scene in PortlandWill Speros • July 6, 2018
Paying tribute to the classic Italian eateries that populated New York in the 1960s, the restaurant marries the old with the new across a $3 million design from Seattle-based Dawson Design Associates. Local history is celebrated through iconic design elements reinterpreted with regionally informed touches. A gallery wall of framed images depict a medley of traditional Italian imagery from pasta to classic Italian automobiles. In addition, the front of the 12-seat bar and entry walls are clad with an assortment of handmade tiles to convey a curated and authentic flair.