Project: Rebrand for Tavolo Ristorante Tavolo is an Italian restaurant in Dorchester, MA. They offer up something they like to call “Dorchester Italian.” It’s a casual, neighborhood spot to drop in, have a drink, and enjoy great Italian food. The redesigned logo is a slight update to Tavolo’s old logo utilizing a modern typeface and new messaging influence by Tavolo's characteristics: local, accommodating, "a little street,” competent, comfortable, and welcoming.
Project: Tavolo Menu Design Tavolo’s menu uses high quality and fresh Italian ingredients. The menu features a range of both large and small plates that include classic Italian specialties, artisan pizzas, and chef inspired hand-made creations. The goal of the menu design is to portray Tavolo's casual and down home approach to food and fare. The Chichetti Nights and Weekly Wine Dinners had to have a special menu that could be easily updated.
Project: Tavolo Brand Applications The brand applications for Tavolo are wide ranging and include: collateral, take out containers, gift cards, chef hats, and exterior signage. The identity design is based on Tavolo’s focus on their casual down home approach and enhances the vision of Tavolo and their redesigned interior space.
We created a rubber stamp and a sticker so that the staff could conveniently apply the restaurant brand onto the kraft takeout containers. This results in an expressive, hand made, and on the go appearance.
The texture of the pattern had a slight distressed and rustic look to convey the restaurant's Italian history and references the aesthetic of the new wall murals in the dinning area.
Project: Tavolo Website The Tavolo restaurant online presence leveraged the look and feel of the printed identity and interior space.