The key to the distinctive charred crust is a specialty pizza oven. Giulia’s pizza oven is also central to the restaurant’s design and on full display to patrons from the open kitchen at the back of the space.
The heritage building where Giulia is currently sited was previously a gelato shop.
The approach to Giulia’s interior was to match the chef’s vision for the food in terms of its simplicity, freshness and authenticity. The design celebrates the building’s history and heritage while incorporating new foundational elements that modernize the space and make it comfortable.
Design Insight - Custom Pizza Oven
Project Fun Facts
Much of the space’s distinctive characteristics were uncovered in the construction process including the north-facing, arched window and tin ceiling tiles.
The solid oak custom bar is detailed to evoke a mid-century feel with smooth, rounded corners and simple lines.
Design Insight - Vintage Finds
The light sconces, bar stools, the long bench seating and host station butcher block were all vintage finds from all over Ontario. The eclectic mix of interior design details add depth and character to the overall design.
There’s a large and lively outdoor patio alongside the restaurant that doubles the number of tables the restaurant serves indoors.
Photographer: Linebox Studio
Custom signage: Caleb Rempel