To The Bone, Berlin, Germany
Architect Piero Zanatta has teamed with restaurateur Giacomo Mannucci to open To The Bone, a slick Italian steakhouse in Berlin’s artfully scruffy Torstrasse. Referencing the pair’s Italian heritage as well as the urban surroundings of its location in the city’s Mitte district, patrons enter via a neon-lit frontage into a space that’s equal parts edgy and opulent.
To achieve this, a brooding dark green has been chosen to dominate the restaurant’s walls, paired to an on-trend polished concrete floor and industrial details - custom iron screens, polished chrome - that lend the interior a pleasingly tough feel. Meanwhile, playful pops of colour and texture come courtesy of vintage furniture and art that the duo sourced from antique stores and private households, including a striking velvet-padded bench from San Bernadette-based designer Eusebio Arredamenti and artwork from Mannucci’s private collection.
It sets the stage for Berlin’s creative class to unwind and enjoy a glass of Barolo with some dry-aged beef. On any given night, diners can expect to find special cuts imported from Italy, including meltingly tender Fassone steaks and wild Italian venison, alongside fresh pasta that’s rolled in-house. For the less carnivorous, aperitivo-style dishes and cocktails (including a dedicated negroni menu) have been developed in collaboration with Berlin-Charlottenburg’s Bar Zentral for those looking for a quick drop-in.