IL FORNAIO WALNUT CREEK
Walnut Creek, California
This European cafe for Il Fornaio is sited at the edge of a park in downtown Walnut Creek. Inside, the bar functions in the classic Italian sense, as an espresso bar during the morning and lunch hours and a casual cocktail bar in the evening. The dining room is flanked on one side by the exposed cook-line, and by the indoor-outdoor loggia on the other. Loggias open up completely to engage the park and take advantage of Walnut Creek's favorable weather for an open-air dining experience, with Italian frescoes wrapping each column.