'Pasta Wiz' References Scenes and Decor from 'Harry Potter'

By: Joey Haar - Jan 12, 2017
References: pastawiz & cnet
'Pasta Wiz,' a newly opened restaurant in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg, stands out from other Italian restaurants as much for its decor choices as for the food itself. The restaurant bases itself off of the 'Harry Potter' franchise, with ample references to magic in general and to the specifics of the beloved fantasy story as well.

Pasta Wiz's property is an old Brooklyn building, which helps elicit the red brick grandeur of Hogwarts as seen in the Harry Potter films. To add to that aura, the restaurant is decked out with things like chandeliers, candles, broomsticks, and plenty of exposed wood -- all of which are either explicit or implicit references to the franchise.

The restaurants menu items all have wizardly names as well, with things like 'Magic Meatballs' and 'Dragon's Blood Smoothies.'