Photographer: Adrien Williams

Guests travelling through Union Station are drawn to Amano from the outside in - a large glass window offers views of chefs hanging pasta and preparing fresh ingredients.

Amano Pasta by DesignAgency | Restaurant interiors

Guests travelling through Union Station are drawn to Amano from the outside in - a large glass window offers views of chefs hanging pasta and preparing fresh ingredients.

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Photographer: Adrien Williams

The design team drew inspiration from the idea of a “pastifco” - a pasta factory and bakery - to give the space a sense of authenticity and comfort.

Amano Pasta by DesignAgency | Restaurant interiors

The design team drew inspiration from the idea of a “pastifco” - a pasta factory and bakery - to give the space a sense of authenticity and comfort.

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Photographer: Adrien Williams

The entire space has an open concept layout, giving the traditional Italian restaurant a contemporary feeling. The open kitchen takes center stage, with eat-in bar stool seating for 8.

Amano Pasta by DesignAgency | Restaurant interiors

The entire space has an open concept layout, giving the traditional Italian restaurant a contemporary feeling. The open kitchen takes center stage, with eat-in bar stool seating for 8.

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Toronto’s Union Station revitalization is poised to transform the heritage station for the 21st century as a major transit hub with world class architectural, retail and culinary offerings. When enlisted to design Amano Pasta, DesignAgency was challenged to design both a model for hospitality venues in the station and a flagship for the growing brand.

Amano delights passersby with a 20 foot long window framing animated views of chefs producing fresh pasta – the restaurant’s best advertisement. The interiors of the 2,600 square foot space blend inspiration from classic Italian bakeries and pasta factories with the sleek elements that give the restaurant a contemporary feeling. The entirely open concept room blends the front of house with the back of house and treats guests to views of fresh ingredients and food preparations, whether sitting down for a meal or picking up grab-and-go items. A monochromatic colour palette, contemporary linear lighting and a playful mix polished and rough textures – such as white tiles, natural Statuanetto marble counters, brick and weathered concrete walls and distressed leather chairs – are layered to create interiors as intriguing as the food.

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Photographer: Adrien Williams

Inspired by the traditional Italian bakery, the restaurant includes a pantry area that offers the convenience of ready-made sandwiches, coffee, Italian baked goods, meats, cheeses, and Amano brand sauces and olive oils for commuters on-the-go.

Amano Pasta by DesignAgency | Restaurant interiors

Inspired by the traditional Italian bakery, the restaurant includes a pantry area that offers the convenience of ready-made sandwiches, coffee, Italian baked goods, meats, cheeses, and Amano brand sauces and olive oils for commuters on-the-go.

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Photographer: Adrien Williams

A monochromatic colour scheme is playfully mixed with both polished and rough textures – white tiles and natural Statuanetto marble counters complement brick and weathered concrete walls and distressed leather chairs.

Amano Pasta by DesignAgency | Restaurant interiors

A monochromatic colour scheme is playfully mixed with both polished and rough textures – white tiles and natural Statuanetto marble counters complement brick and weathered concrete walls and distressed leather chairs.

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Photographer: Adrien Williams

The restaurant features a variety of seating options such as casual high tops and round tables for more formal dining.

Amano Pasta by DesignAgency | Restaurant interiors

The restaurant features a variety of seating options such as casual high tops and round tables for more formal dining.

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Photographer: Adrien Williams

Guests enjoy a taste of Italy not only in their food, but also in the décor - black and white prints of Italian families bring warmth to the concrete walls, accentuating the rustic and authentic vibe.

Amano Pasta by DesignAgency | Restaurant interiors

Guests enjoy a taste of Italy not only in their food, but also in the décor - black and white prints of Italian families bring warmth to the concrete walls, accentuating the rustic and authentic vibe.

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Photographer: Adrien Williams

The lighting detail throughout the restaurant takes its insipiration from the station itself and guides guests through the space.

Amano Pasta by DesignAgency | Restaurant interiors

The lighting detail throughout the restaurant takes its insipiration from the station itself and guides guests through the space.

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Photographer: Adrien Williams

The most popular seats in the restaurant face into the kitchen where diners can watch the preparating of fresh pasta and sauces.

Amano Pasta by DesignAgency | Restaurant interiors

The most popular seats in the restaurant face into the kitchen where diners can watch the preparating of fresh pasta and sauces.

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