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The Sosta Opens in New York

Will Speros • July 17, 2017

Photography by Mikey Pozarik

The Sosta, a fast-casual Italian-centric concept, has arrived in New York’s Nolita neighborhood. The 60-seat indoor-outdoor eatery from chef and cofounder Ali LaRaia and cofounder and creative director Samantha Wasser (of By Chloe) received its clean, minimalist look from Alexander Evangelou of London-based firm Alexander Waterworth.

The design recalls coastal Italy with an upscale yet casual energy. The façade features floor-to-ceiling oak woodwork outfitted with picture windows installed to filter breezes from the bustling corner. Custom elements include stools, brass light fixtures, and a mixture of marble and terrazzo tabletops. The main counter anchors the interior with a custom pastel pink terrazzo countertop and pink neon overhead signage reading “Mangiamo Baby!” (which translates to “Let’s Eat Baby!”)