On Monday, we learned Cupola would be the name of Lark Creek Restaurant Group's forthcoming pizza restaurant on the 4th floor of the Westfield Centre. And now we bring you this lovely render porn, displaying an interior that will be "more Milan fashion" than "rustic Tuscany," according to Lark Creek reps. The esteemed Cass Calder Smith will entirely reconfigure things, with the main addition of the "exterior patio area" you see in the third image above. In the main dining room, three red laminated communal tables seating a total of 36 will form a "runway" leading toward the intended focal point: an imported Stefano Ferrara pizza oven. Overall predominant colors will be red, white and black; Carerra marble, stainless steel, polished chrome and walnut will be the featured materials. A bar serving eight wines and four beers on tap rests on the left-hand side of the room. High-top seating and a limited number of banquettes will fill out the periphery.
A bit ago, GrubStreet came out with some fun facts on the food program: 8 wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas, an "excellent pasta selection" and some sandwiches. We also learned salads will be served and -- now almost a given with thin crust pizza -- soft serve...probably with an olive oil topping option. Keeping things efficient: 1) a take-out station shall be poised up front for employees in the Westfield and neighboring offices to grab food on the run, 2) service will aim to keep tables turning while providing a respite from the mall -- so meals aren't a long, drawn-out process as they've been in the past at this address. Hours: 11 a.m. to around 10 p.m. 7 days a week. Wait for an early April opening.