209 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11217


Design: Hecho Inc.
Construction: Hecho Inc.
Finishes: Hecho Inc.

Completed: 2014

Photography: Black & Steil

With its vaulted brick ceiling, reclaimed timber beams and wine cellar cave, Bella Gioia invites the visitor into its rural Italian farmhouse, featuring fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Hecho was responsible for the full design and build, including designing and installing the storefront which is made of old wood-slatted elevator doors that extend to the interior entryway. Once inside, the large circular bar, made of train depot wood and clad with brightly colored broomsticks, winds around and invites the visitor into the core of the restaurant.