Inside the Feminine-Luxe Interiors of Manhattan’s Newest Hotspot

Having found success with their first Galli Restaurant in SoHo, chef Steven Gallo, along with partners Michael Forrest and Karen Gallo, sought out a second location for the casual Italian eatery in Manhattan’s trendy Lower East Side neighborhood.

The chef's wife, Karen Gallo, a young designer of women’s footwear and handbags, took the reign on the interiors of the new space to give the more masculine original location a feminine counterpart. Inspired by ladylike details, classic finishes, and a hefty dose of whimsy, Gallo created a chic space that falls perfectly in between uptown sophistication and downtown edge.