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Solare Ristorante Italiano

The Client: Solare Ristorante Italiano

Solare Ristorante Italiano is a family-owned and operated restaurant in San Diego’s Liberty Station. They were added to the Michelin Guide in 2019 and recently named Best Italian Restaurant in San Diego, Best Service, and Best Wine List by San Diego Magazine. Randy Smerik and his team are dedicated to providing their customers with delicious food and an amazing dining experience!


The Challenge: Updates That Maintain Tradition

Solare needed Mance Creative to update and redesign their website in a way that gave them a new look and feel while maintaining the sense of old-world, family tradition that is central to their brand. The site needed to reflect Solare’s unique image and reputation but also feel familiar enough to users to be easily navigated


The Solution: A Modern Site With An Old-World Feel

Mance Creative gave Solare a website with a unique design intended to maintain the old-world, family feels that is central to their brand. Custom photography with text overlays gives the site a texture and depth that resembles a family scrapbook. Additionally, the website was updated to be mobile-friendly, a feature that was critical as COVID procedures eliminated paper menus and even dine-in customers were directed to the website to access the menu on their phones.





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