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“Ditta Artigianale Oltrarno” doubles its doors in Florence

The bar, directed by Francesco Sanapo, is characterized by being a coffee bar but also a full fledged restaurant, thanks to chef Arturo Dori's delights

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FLORENCE, Italy – “Ditta Artigianale”, the microroastery and coffee bar dedicated to the conscious consumption of coffee, directed by multiawarded italian barista champion Francesco Sanapo, doubles in Florence. The new space will debut thursday 3rd of march at 6.30 pm in the central via dello Sprone 5r under the name of Ditta Artigianale Oltrarno.

It will be located on the typical florentine Rive Gauche, between piazza Pitti, the Santa Trinita bridge, Santo Spirito and piazza della Passera, in a building designed in the 50’s by Giovanni Michelucci, one of the biggest italian architects of the XX century.

Just like the previous bar, which opened in 2014 in via dei Neri 32r and quickly became an obligatory stop for an international and eterogeneous audience hungry for taste, it will revolve around its caffetteria service, thanks to the specialty coffee menu, chosen from small local producers around the globe, freshly roasted and served.

Ditta Artigianale Oltrarno will also be a full fledged restaurant thanks to the cooking skills of chef Arturo Dori, sommelier and gourmet extraordinaire, who will serve different delights made of seasonal ingredients for lunch and dinner.

A mediterranean cooking – and clearly tuscan as well, but not only – mixed with other kinds of ethnic food, for a fusion effect. In the evening, beginning at 6pm, Ditta Artigianale will become a gin bar, with a selection of over 150 labels coming from all over the world and a list of cocktails created for the occasion.

The total surface, around 220 square meters, has been designed, just like the original Ditta Artigianale, by the Q-bic architecture studio of brothers Luca and Marco Baldini who took inspiration from the 50’s and Michelucci’s very own rationalist architecture, famous for the designs of the florentine train station Santa Maria Novella and the church at Autostrada del Sole.

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The store is allocated on two floors: on the first floor there’s the caffetteria area, the kitchen and the cocktail bar; on the upper level, instead, you’ll find a living room, for longer breaks.

The staff is made up by Francesco Masciullo, coffee area manager and Kareem Bennett and Natalia Mazzilli at the “Cocktail and American Bar” area.

Among the members of the bar there’s Daniele Palladini, manager of famous clubs like Rex and Rari Nantes.

Ditta Artigianale Oltrarno will be opened everyday, monday to sunday at the following hours: 8-24.

For infos and reservations www.dittaartigianale.it

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