Neapolitan Pizza Soon to be in Downtown Monterey

An empty space is more than square footage. It’s a future business, an investment and a dream come true for the owner. Good design is good business. As the architect, we have an important role in taking a design vision and transforming their space to empower success and align with our client's business goals. Dern Architecture + Development is the Architect of Record and currently permit expediting and bidding the Construction Documents for the next MidiCi in downtown Monterey, CA. Look for MidiCi this summer.

 

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Old-world Naples, Italy, with a modern twist is the inspiration behind this upscale, fast-casual, open-space, high-end pizzeria. Built by the Menchie’s empire and with create-your-own Neapolitan pizza as the main draw, the space features a 1,000º pure wood-burning oven constructed from brick, sand and stone with two golden chimneys as its centerpiece. A sleek, long, curved marble bar is topped with colorful vegetables, bread loaves, a cherry-red Vittoria hand-slicer with Prosciutto de Parma, and a hand-hammered Athena coffee machine. Golden polished elements carry throughout with beer taps, lamps and wine rack. One stunning feature: a live olive tree with festive lights. It towers above wood tables, richly upholstered booths and a mix of old-world chairs, all complemented by light, micro-cement floors. Expansive windows, potted herbs and a cozy patio bring outdoor elements inside.