You should go back in the history to really know the origins of the Antica Bottega del Vino.
The story begins in the Sixteenth century, the period of the Venetian Republic, when the Bottega was called Osteria Scudo di Francia for the presence of the French consulate housed upstairs.
Between the Eighteenth and Nineteenth century, The Bottega changed its name under Austrian rule and became The Biedermeier, in honor of the romantic movement beyond the Alps; it is still evident the influence of that period especially in the interior.
At the end of the Nineteenth The Bottega was purchased by Cantina Sociale di Soave who called it Spaccio Vini Cantina Sociale (Wine Shop) to sell on tap the San Lorenzo wine coming from the own vineyard in Soave.
In 1890 the business passed into the hands of the Sterzi’s brothers, family well known at the time in Verona, which gave the historical name Bottega del Vino. We get to the twentieth century.
In 1957 the family Rizzo-Grigolo bought and transformed the place into a real restaurant, thanks to the manager Silvano Piacentini, who decided to enrich the cellar with international wines.
In 1987 Severino Barzan and Giovanni Pascucci consolidate the secular tradition of Bottega, giving that memorable mystique atmosphere, you can still enjoy.
In 2011 the love for Verona pushed The Amarone Families to purchase the Restaurant and follow the tradition.