God Save the Food, a growing restaurant chain in Milan, serves the classics – pizza and focaccia – along with dishes that veer from Italian cuisine: hummus, guacamole, chicken caesar salad and tuna tataki in a sesame seed crust. This fresh and inclusive approach to cuisine feels as hip as the restaurants graphics, interior and snazzy food truck.
The design, from the space to the marketing and even the restaurant’s stationery, is by Milan firm Studio C Design. Architect Christoph Schnung led on the interior, which consists of two main rooms: the first overlooks the square, and the second, in the back, has a modern fireplace, slouchy banquette seating against walls with a geometric graphical treatment (similar to the restaurant’s graphic identity) and vibrant art.
The designers stuck to neutral shades throughout, adding pops of acid yellow – as in the Seleri chair by Mentsen Design Studio for Zilio A&C – to create a bright contrast. The kitchen is the focal point, with its gleaming block of a bar, but most people might just as easily enjoy a table on the patio in Piazza del Carmine.