A brand new kitchen concept has been introduced to the vivacious city of Edinburgh from the founders of Pinto Mexican Kitchen, revealing a collection of delicious pizzas and pasta dishes. Excitingly, the very first Tutto Matto restaurant opened its doors to Scotland’s capital in November 2015.
The first five people through the restaurant doors received some fantastic prizes, as part of the promotional events that took place at the launch. Also the first 500 people that attended the opening day received one of 500 free pizzas!
Guests proceed through the entrance based at ground floor level, and immediately they are greeted by a stylish bar and seating area. Stairs inside the venue lead to a lower ground floor area below, which also houses seating areas and the feature pizza ovens, with toilets located at the basement level.
Offering a wow factor at Tutto Matto is the iconic clay oven, in which the doughy delights are baked until crisp and golden. The menu reveals a variety of hand stretched pizzas, clay oven baked and pan tossed pasta, salads, and starters, boards and sides.
With a fantastic 22 Italian and world pizzas, Tutto Matto has a tasty treat for everybody to try – all pizzas are even available gluten free at a £2 supplement. Pizza sauces are made from the finest San Marzano region tomatoes and Fior de Latte Mozzarella is used to garnish the delicious pizzas.
Paul Sloan, one of the founders, commented:
“Tutto Matto is not just another pizza joint! We are crazy about pizza at Tutto Matto, and each one of our Italian or continentally-inspired pizzas are made from the true provenance they descend from. It is a pizza joint with a difference, where unbelievable flavours, worldy-inspired dishes, quirky sides and desserts will grace the menu. You can even pair any one of our pizzas with any one of our delicious world beers!”
In addition to the selection of Italian pizzas, the innovative world-wide options include the flavoursome Marrakech pizza, with cumin and cinnamon, spiced Merguex sausage, slow fried red peppers, herbed goats cheese and chillies. The Barcelona option combines prawns, smoky chorizo, morcilla, manchego and mozzarella cheese. If guests wish to try the Edinburgh pizza – they can feast on a pizza with Napoli sauce, famous Grant’s Haggis and Scottish cheddar.
For pasta-lovers, the four cheese ‘Mac & Cheese’ unites four rich and creamy cheeses with pasta shells to form something heavenly. Diners can also opt for the classic lasagne, topped with mozzarella and finished in the clay ovens. Seafood pasta is another dish on the menu, presenting sweet scampi prawns, crab and baby squid tossed in a white wine and tomato sauce with spaghetti.
Specialising in commercial interior design, IBDP carried out the design aspects of the restaurant refurbishment. IBDP works closely with clients to ensure that all projects are delivered to expectations and budget; having delivered developments involving interior architecture, interior design and technical services, in many aspects of commercial building fit-out and refurbishment.
Commercial Interior Designer of IBDP, Dominic Paul, revealed some useful information on the developments at Tutto Matto:
“Paul Sloan is an ongoing client of ours and we have worked with him on a variety of projects both individually and as part of Di Maggio Restaurant Group. We developed the Pinto Mexican Kitchen food brand, along with the successful Mexican Street Food restaurant Topolabamba in Glasgow, which was shortlisted for the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards 2015.
“We began the preliminary design for Tutto Matto in late October last year and it was opened by December – so it was a very quick turnaround! I think four weeks were spent designing which overlapped with the six weeks spent on site. The timescale was definitely the biggest challenge that we faced.”
Dominic added, “This is what I do – I have been doing this for nearly 30 years now – and our work is something we pride ourselves on. We have to ensure that we are always prepared for the worst – ensuring that deadlines are met and projects are carried out to highest possible standards.
“Our brief was to create a pizza and pasta unit that didn’t really reflect Italy – the concept behind it is a number of Italian pizzas with a different twist to them – as well as a large assortment of world-wide pizzas. For example guests can choose to try the Marrakech pizza, or even the Glasgow pizza! Various significant toppings are placed on individual pizzas in order to reflect the region that they represent.
“Argyll Contracting acted as main contractor on the project – they’re always excellent; we have a good working relationship with Paddy Gallagher and his team.
“The client may well be interested in expanding this brand in the future – we designed Topolabamba in 2013 and now we’re looking at the new one in Edinburgh – so that’s two to three years later we’re rolling out the next one! I wouldn’t say no to the same again. I certainly think it possible that they might roll it out into a brand, but these things take time!”
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Tutto Matto is by no means traditional; a new and exciting Italian restaurant that has recently opened in the heart of Edinburgh. Specialising in the creating a new, innovative take on the traditional Italian favourites. With a fantastic selection of different dishes inspired by locations around the world and using local ingredients brings a unique creative flair to Italian cuisine.
In the same vein, Tutto Matto have created a vibrant and refreshing interior scheme. An exciting combination of colours alongside the natural textures of metal and wood work well together to create a modern but comfortable environment in which to enjoy their inventive interpretations of Italian classics. The use of contemporary grey punctuated with shots of bright tomato orange and large white art pieces painted directly onto the wall adds to the feeling of a bright and airy restaurant space. In this way, Tutto Matto is the ideal environment for vintage industrial style of Industville’s products, with the use of their Retro Enamel Cage Pendant Light in Orange – 14inch, is an ingenious method of introducing a vibrant shot of colour into the space.
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