When we started planning Bello, we knew that the food would be unlike anything Americans had ever seen. We knew that we would need a design that would be equally innovative and distinctive.
We turned to noted architect Dino Lieghio of A-bit-a in Casalattico Italy. Lieghio graduated from the prestigious l’Università “La Sapienza” in Rome. He has completed strikingly original projects in Italy and Ireland.
Lieghio created a design that is both clean and bold with straight lines and powerful, evocative Italian imagery (created by world famous Affreschi & Affreschi). The lighting includes work from Italy’s top lighting company, Artemide. Custom art was created by Ugo Art.
Our goal was to bring a little bit of Italy to Newport Beach.