The Hot Italian is the first LEED certified restaurant | retail project in Sacramento. The project incorporates a mixed use urban concept equipped with bicycle parking, access to transit, scooter parking and use of sustainable and recycled materials. Examples of systems or products used include solar thermal water heating system, commercial composting and soy based paints and stains.

The design, although modern in style, is heavily influenced by the great Italian masters and creates a tower element on the piazza which marks the entry for the restaurant and gelato bar. The tower also creates a mass that anchors the expanse of glass showing off the Italian boutique space. A very comfortable place to dine!