Bring Home Restaurant Style

My husband and I love to cook and eat. In the early days of our marriage, before our son was born, we ate out often. We had a routine of working late and meeting for dinner at either a neighborhood joint or a new restaurant. We had no hesitation going uptown, downtown, or into another borough to have a good meal and enjoy a beautifully designed interior. We viewed it as a culinary/design adventure—and it’s something we still love to do to this day.

One of our favorite spots to eat, whether it’s Thursday after work, Saturday night with friends, or just for a late snack at the bar, is Polpettina in Larchmont. Polpettina strikes the right balance between modern Italian comfort food and fresh, local ingredients. The decor has a down-to-earth aesthetic of modern, rustic, and industrial style—a look that continues to be popular for residential and commercial interiors. From the tap beer in Ball jars to the hand-hewn wood walls, the interior design brings together machine-made and handmade in an authentic way.

When owners Kyle Inserra and Michael Abruzese talk about the inspiration and vision for Polpettina’s interior, you understand that it reflects the cuisine: modern and locally sourced with handcrafted touches.

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“As with our food, we appreciate the warmth created by using already-loved design elements,” they say. “In Larchmont, it was all about taking what we had done in Eastchester with the wood paneling we reclaimed from old barns and re-creating it to fit in that space and keeping it simple but stylish. We kept the original tin ceiling and put in skylights to give off the warm, casual atmosphere that welcomes anyone who walks in the door. We wanted to make it comfortable.”

What I like about Polpettina’s interior style for a home is that you can go all the way: Apply hand-hewn barn wood to your walls, customize a marquee in the kitchen and hang lighting with Edison bulbs, or you can accent a traditional or modern space with one of several signature elements, such as bar stools or industrial lighting. (I was inspired to get my own wide-mouth Ball jars for beer, as well as authentic pizza stands and peels for when we make our own pizza.)

To get the look in your home, whether furnishings or pizza service (which is a signature at Polpettina), check the sources to the left. But first, head to the restaurant to get inspired by the atmosphere and the food.

Magnetic Blackboard
36″ x 24″, $104


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341 S Central Ave
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Pizza Peel
Chef City
65 Tarrytown Rd
White Plains
(914) 448-8080

Sante Fe Side Chair 

Vintage Toledo Bar Stool
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Pizza Tray
Chef City
65 Tarrytown Rd
White Plains
(914) 448-8080

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