Project Spotlight: Blue Penny Rounds on a Brick Pizza Oven

Gaetano’s is a one-of-a-kind Italian Restaurant serving only homemade food in the heart of Red Bank, New Jersey. Known for baking their own bread and brick oven pizzas and using only high quality and fresh ingredients, Owner Louis Andrianos purchased the restaurant in 2017 and knew that the restaurant redesign had to match his vision for the space.

“I wanted a timeless design that was still fun,” says Andrianos and he found the perfect solution at NEMO Tile + Stone Red Bank’s showroom with our glazed penny round tiles. Rich in color, this blue has such a depth of color and variation within each piece that it makes it adaptable to a multitude of uses.

“I wanted a contrast to the browns in the space and I didn’t want our pizza oven to be the typical red,” says Andrianos. “Everyone else’s brick oven is red. So, I chose NEMO Tile’s penny round tiles in a rich blue. I wanted to make a statement without being flashy.”

The round shape of the tile is unexpected in this space and application and the color brightens up the space. The shape of this tile, when used with a functional piece of equipment, makes it playful.

The blue tile also beautifully compliments the images of Venice and Greece in the murals throughout the space and the natural earth tones of the dark wood barn doors.

Head Chef Marco

If we are open, the oven in on” says Gaetano’s Head Chef Marco. This ceramic tile can withstand the heat and the versatility of the penny round tiles makes this tile a great option for a variety of projects.

Materials Used: Glazed Penny Round Tile in Twilight in a gloss finish. Available in 12×12 sheets for easy installment and in 20 different colors. View the full Penny Round collection HERE.

Restaurant Website: http://www.gaetanosnj.com

Social Media: @GaetanosNJ / #GaetanosNJ