Fabrizio Ferrrucci (nickname “Maialino”) is an institution in Radda in Chianti. Many can’t separate him from his Ape Piaggio, loaded with ﬂags, with which he sccots around the Chianti village.
Fabrizio has been the owner of “Bar Dante”, at the entrance of one of the doors of the town, for 33 years. “I started on January 15, 1984”, he tells us, remembering the starting date of his adventure.
They are talking about it all over Radda and the adjoining towns. It will bring work and a future to the area. It would be simplistic to call “Bar Dante” only a “bar”. Fabrizio’s professional history tells the story. The delicious dishes that they serve (“we make everything”) conﬁrms it.
“Before opening the bar, “ he tells us, “I was the head waiter in the US in Washington at the Cantina d’Italia, famous in the world. We served Henry Kissinger, Jimmy Carter, Ted Kennedy, and champions like Pelé and Cruijff“.
“How did I get there? I left by bus in pursuit of a woman!” he says with a smile on his face. “I returned in the early 80s and worked for a year and a half for an art collector and then in Milan. Then I took over Bar Dante”.