Photography by John Carey.

Situated in the NOVA SW1 development in London, Hai Cenato, which translates as ‘have you had dinner?’ is an Italian restaurant influenced by New York- Italian cuisine. This is the 2nd collaboration between Jason & Irha Atherton and chef-patron Paul Hood.  The venue is set across two floors, a 60-cover restaurant on the ground floor and first floor 70-cover cocktail bar. The restaurant also features a deli.

The interiors by Russell Sage Studio is inspired by old-fashioned, family-owned Italian eateries, with comfortable, deep red banquettes, vintage light fixtures, peeled wallpaper, and the pizza ovens set in the middle of the space so that guests can watch the chefs at work.

The front of house lighting scheme is 100% LED – from the spotlights highlighting the tables, inground up lights picking up the entrance curtains to miniature spotlights integrated within the gantry to illuminate the bar top and pizza ovens. Concealed linear LED lighting details to the gantry and nosing of the open kitchen ensure it takes centre stage.

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