Natalina’s Restaurant + Franks Bar
Hospitality | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Developed around the personalities of Frank Sinatra and his mother Natalina, comes an Italian casual dining room that fronts a speak-easy for those who prefer to sit back and smoke cigars with a glass of Jack Daniels. Located at Avenue K in the heart of KL, Natalina’s serves up authentic homemade Italian fare with a pizza kitchen at the front that connects to a coffee bar that serves the main dining room. A palette of blue timber veneer with classic beading mixed with exposed brick creates an ambience of a homely trattoria whilst the dark metalwork evokes modernity which helps locate the outlet into the modern shopping centre experience.
Frank’s Bar can be entered through a sliding panel at the end of the main dining space for those who prefer a cheeky drink after their meal. Upon entering, you are at once presented with the iconic fedora which has become a trademark of the star, suspended over a 1950’s microphone. Walk past the illuminated images of the rat pack and step into a formal lounge bar with its classic marble floor, chesterfield furniture and glowing arched back bar. Operable screens shield patrons from the setting sunlight and allow late-night drinkers to take in the city view of KL’s famous twin towers.