Al Molo Restaurant

Al Molo


Al Molo is a fine-dining Italian restaurant in Malta overlooking the Portomaso Marina.

While restaurants are designed with practical, slick floors that can be easily cleaned - normally little attention is given to the use of soft furnishings, carpeting and drapery, which are important for the muting of sound in large spaces. On one wall, panels of foam acoustic cladding, as used in recording studios, mitigate the reflection of sound. On another, a series of horizontal wood strips playfully allows backlighting to filter through.

Providing the suitable environment for intimacy inspired the use of portable lamps at every table, imitating candle light. White fabrics contrast with dark wooden chairs and parquet, while colourful abstract paintings act as a backdrop. A high tech kitchen was custom made to suit its master chef’s exact requirements.