Palermo by Ewert Leaf

Tucked away below street level on Melbourne’s trendy Little Bourke Street, Palermo is an Argentinian restaurant which celebrates the Italian influence on Argentinian food and Palermo itself — a vibrant neighbourhood in Buenos Aires.

The award-winning space, which oozes old-world charm, was brought to life by multi-disciplinary design firm, Ewert Leaf, who designed the contemporary yet rustic space with rich textures, marble finishes and bold flooring.

Design highlights include a cow hide feature wall, an existing hand-painted mural of the Tuscan countryside commissioned by a past restaurant tenant and a custom stitched leather kitchen bar made from Pelle Leather’s full grain Colorado leather where patrons can watch the restaurant’s unique Parrilla Grill in action before enjoying their meal.