Get Ready to Party at This Maximalist Florida Eatery

If the flamboyant Italian fashion designer Elio Fiorucci opened a trattoria with his mother, the result would be something like Fiolina. This 182-seat eatery in Boca Raton, Florida, celebrates the craft of handmade pasta with open prep stations and a vivid palette drawn from the cloths and aprons of traditional sfoglia makers. The chef, Fabio Trabocchi, asked EDG to create a voguish neighborhood destination that was “imaginative, fun-forward, and fantastical,” firm partner Patrick O’Hare recalls. “He wanted it to transport guests from the everyday.” 

The EDG team delivered a maximalist setting that invites them to party. “We were inspired by Fiorucci’s daring, cheeky sensibility,” O’Hare continues. It influenced the bold patterns that mix on wallcoverings and upholstery, and the disco-era Fiorucci print advertisements as decoration. Jolts of Negroni-red unify disparate dining areas that center on different elements of a meal, from the wine cellar to the pasta room and the mozzarella bar. A gallery wall of custom floral plates completes the playful, nostalgic ambiance.

Dining area with red chairs and wall with lots of post-its
corner of dining room with red walls

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