We want to be close but we come from afar
“Ours is the story of an Italian family for generations dealing with food and quality wine passion and pride. We grew up in a food shop, the one in Veneto call “el casoin”.
Mom and Dad have inherited this passion from grandparents. We have only interpreted and given a new shape to the same passion. Like them we put the soul putting his face: in the choice of products, in order to propose them, to present them, to enjoy them, share them, to spread them. Everyday. Always”.
“Antonio Ferrari was born in Padua 3 April 1976. Transfer good part of his youth in the parents’ shop, a delicatessen in the province of Padua opened by his grandfather, where he trained and learned the art. From 1997 to 1999 he is divided between Milan and Geneva, attending the best specialized in local meats and cheeses. He returned home to mature the idea of renewing the family business and, to combine the sale to table service, opens in Padua “Antonio Ferrari-food stories and wine.” Currently, in that city, it is divided between the local, the Bed and Breakfast and managing the winery born recently. “
Senor Pata Negra
Italy is a land of gastronomic delights, but when it comes to ham, Spain has few rivals. The Iberian pigs, bred in the wild in the woods basically feeding on acorns and a few other forest resources, give us this delight, extraordinarily good and incredibly healthy. Antonio is a fanatic: the cut, hand made by a “cutter de jamon” (exclusive Padua), is always perfect, ensuring the best chewiness. It is proposed the complete pot, half portion and the primer, to give everybody the chance to get closer to this unique source of pleasure.
You eat what is on the bench.
The beating heart. From the bench you can take home (or make you bring home) all you like, or try it comfortably at the table or at the local bar.
An amused looking for meats and cheeses can give an uncommon satisfaction every time you want, the most important dish at cicchetto more sfzioso.
Eating at delicatessen, with ease and calm, with a kitchen that focuses on the territory while maintaining attention to the traditions.
Every day, in addition to the menu, a blackboard always presented different proposals.
Our Enoteca consists of fifty types of wines by the glass, preserved with care and dedication, and serves our customers from wines with prestigious labels, the artisanal production of small manufacturers enthusiasts.
Another feature that adds value to our workshop is the opportunity to make the home delivery service for our wines, lighting up the evenings of our customers even outside of our shop.
The first love of Antonio that brought him to attend consistently villages of France and Italy in search of more and different cheeses, characterized by the right service temperatures and the perfect maturation. From this passion is natala the line “FORMAGGIMMORALI”, a special selection dedicated not only to guest tastes but also to their different moods. Some cheeses know comfort with their simplicity, others manage to surprise with unexpected notes; there’s the cheese that stimulates the imagination, invite others to moderation. Small universes enclosed in small forms, a fascinating journey in the Europe of (good) taste.
A table that becomes a symbol of conviviality
The restaurant is characterized by a particular element, which has a precise symbolic value: a big rough wooden table, a wonderful one-piece, with the first to appreciate the view and then by touch.
A long flat material in which to “live together” in an expansive the different souls of a diverse clientele but linked to the same idea of table quality. There are also traditional and secluded tables, to accommodate the wish of privacy, but the characteristic trait, the protagonist is he, the tree lying in the hall.
The shop-bistro “Antonio Ferrari” organizes, in addition to refreshments and parties inside the room, even at home lunches and dinners in a complete manner, the choice of music to the wines.
The same style of the shop-bistro is repeated at home and elsewhere, with the same friendliness, the same precision and skill, the same style, for a more tailored service.
“Antonio Ferrari” from from 2004 is a local symbol.
Since 2004, “Antonio Ferrari” has become the shop and bistro in the center of Padua, a symbol of quality married to the warmth and joie de vivre.
We have lunch, have dinner, breaks hunger, do happy hour and after dinner. You can buy and take home any ingredient and ny wine, unearthed, tested, tasted and selected with loving attention.
«Una gioia vederli» ammette Ferrari, dal suo osservatorio privilegiato che è il bancone. «Da quando abbiamo iniziato a tenere aperto la domenica a pranzo il problema dei bambini maleducati è emerso in tutta la sua gravità».
Invece… nulla, i bambini sono stati bravi ed educati, sono rimasti al loro posto, e l’unica (silenziosa) concessione alla giustificatissima esuberanza infantile sono stati dei fogli e dei pennarelli dove i pargoletti quietamente hanno espresso la loro creatività disegnando.
Zero strepiti, zero corse tra i tavoli, zero sedie ribaltate, nessun segno di effrazione nei bagni o altre catastrofi…