Modern Italian eatery by James Beard Award winning Chef Gerard Craft.
Inspired by the Chef’s European travels, Porano’s lofted two-story interior is sleek and modern.Artisan crafted oak tables and various custom furniture installations, along with modern metal seating further complement the overall dining experience. Inspired by the culinary products, the color palette includes snippets of golden toned pasta colors, saucy oranges and herbal greens. To soften the space, potted plants, including miniature olive trees and botanicals are composed around the space.
The visual connection to Europe is expressed with impressively large wall murals including a Nolli Map; an aerial diagram of the streets-cape of Porano, Italy, as well intensely colored wall graphics throughout. Illustrations of Italian-style buildings are merged with black and white images of downtown St. Louis. A modern, wood and steel staircase takes center stage and transports diners to a second flooring dining loft with televisions and a foosball table.