Philosophy

'To Leo for a great Martini'

wrote Burt Lancaster in The Album of Memories of Leo Vadorini

In 1952 Enrico Mariotti was working on his project in Florence, to be known as “Boston Bar”.  His friend Giuseppi Cipriani, founder of Harry’s Bar in Venice, persuaded him to use the name 'Harry's Bar' instead, since, among other things, “Enrico” is Italian for Harry.  From there began the story of one of the most renowned restaurants in Florence, known throughout the world thanks in no small part  to the skill and understanding of  bartender Leo Vadorini, a treasure so beloved worldwide that he was awarded the key to the City of San Francisco by Mayor Diane Feinstein. From Florentine nobility to personalities from politics, cinema and international sport, everyone sat at least once at a table in Harry's Bar in Florence.  So many memories, in the words of Florence's most famous barman.   Fascinating anecdotes of the past with the likes of Paloma Picasso, Burt Lancaster, Margot Hemingway and Paul Newman, who walked away with a gift in his pocket, the bowtie of Leo that he liked so much, leaving in exchange an autographed  photo.  Of Robin Williams who managed to spill coffee on his shirt and so walked around all day in a T-shirt procured for him by Leo.  Franco  Zeffirelli, Elizabeth Taylor, whose husband refused to permit more than two photos, Chelsea Clinton, and the list goes on. In the course of over 50 years, Harry's Bar has seen the waters of the Arno pass by from its palce on the Lungarno Vespucci.  But in all those years, Harry’s has never lost the characteristics that make a place out of the ordinary, with caring and kindness towards the customer and attention to every detail.

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The Commitment to Quality

Harry's Bar Florence has always paid particular attention to the selection of the ingredients and products for use in its kitchen.  The continuous search for products with a strong territorial link to the history and culture of Florence and Tuscany makes Harry’s kitchen a very special place in the gastronomy of the region. Knowledgeable staff selects each product, chosen for quality, tradition and link with the territory, as well as their nutritional properties. Every detail is carefully evaluated because the base of Harry's philosophy is the desire to offer impeccable service. The first and most important step is therefore to choose raw materials and products of the highest quality, since this is the secret of a successful kitchen. Harry's Bar believes that only through the careful selection and choice of unique products, quality and production methods we can offer a quality service, where the tastes and flavors are the real protagonists of a unique food and wine experience.  All the plates served at Harry's Bar are distinguished by quality, not only of the product but also the processing methods.
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Philosophy

‘To Leo for a great Martini’

wrote Burt Lancaster in The Album of Memories of Leo Vadorini

In 1952 Enrico Mariotti was working on his project in Florence, to be known as “Boston Bar”.  His friend Giuseppi Cipriani, founder of Harry’s Bar in Venice, persuaded him to use the name ‘Harry’s Bar’ instead, since, among other things, “Enrico” is Italian for Harry.  From there began the story of one of the most renowned restaurants in Florence, known throughout the world thanks in no small part  to the skill and understanding of  bartender Leo Vadorini, a treasure so beloved worldwide that he was awarded the key to the City of San Francisco by Mayor Diane Feinstein.
From Florentine nobility to personalities from politics, cinema and international sport, everyone sat at least once at a table in Harry’s Bar in Florence.  So many memories, in the words of Florence’s most famous barman.   Fascinating anecdotes of the past with the likes of Paloma Picasso, Burt Lancaster, Margot Hemingway and Paul Newman, who walked away with a gift in his pocket, the bowtie of Leo that he liked so much, leaving in exchange an autographed  photo.  Of Robin Williams who managed to spill coffee on his shirt and so walked around all day in a T-shirt procured for him by Leo.  Franco  Zeffirelli, Elizabeth Taylor, whose husband refused to permit more than two photos, Chelsea Clinton, and the list goes on.
In the course of over 50 years, Harry’s Bar has seen the waters of the Arno pass by from its palce on the Lungarno Vespucci.  But in all those years, Harry’s has never lost the characteristics that make a place out of the ordinary, with caring and kindness towards the customer and attention to every detail.

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PRODUCTS

The Commitment to Quality

Harry’s Bar Florence has always paid particular attention to the selection of the ingredients and products for use in its kitchen.  The continuous search for products with a strong territorial link to the history and culture of Florence and Tuscany makes Harry’s kitchen a very special place in the gastronomy of the region.
Knowledgeable staff selects each product, chosen for quality, tradition and link with the territory, as well as their nutritional properties. Every detail is carefully evaluated because the base of Harry’s philosophy is the desire to offer impeccable service. The first and most important step is therefore to choose raw materials and products of the highest quality, since this is the secret of a successful kitchen.
Harry’s Bar believes that only through the careful selection and choice of unique products, quality and production methods we can offer a quality service, where the tastes and flavors are the real protagonists of a unique food and wine experience.  All the plates served at Harry’s Bar are distinguished by quality, not only of the product but also the processing methods.

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CELEBRATE WITH US!

1953 :: 2016 :: We are proud to celebrate the 63 Anniversary of the Harry’s Bar, glad to invite you join the party. On December the 5th, only at Harry’s!

CELEBRATE WITH US!