One of the authentic symbols of the
Luxury in Simplicity
In four generations the Cipriani Family has been able to transform a single restaurant in a world renown iconic brand which is synonimous with excellence in hospitality.
The secret of the Cipriani Family, which has always welcomed guests from all over the world, lies in the luxury of simplicity, made up of those details that allow each guest to feel at home. This luxury represents the essence of what comes
from love and passion.
In1931, in Venice, the Dream of a lifetime became a reality. Giuseppe Cipriani opened the doors of Harry’s Bar in a former rope warehouse, situated in a narrow lane off the crowded Piazza San Marco.
He loved to serve patrons with the same simplicity with which he liked to be served himself.
Baron Philippe de Rothschild, when asked by
a journalist from Harper’s Bazar what he thought was the best restaurant in the world, replied, “I can’t possibly know, because I haven’t visited them all, but I can say there is only one where I feel at home: Harry’s Bar, in Venice”.
This opinion was shared by Ernest Hemingway, Orson Welles, Truman Capote, Maria Callas, and many others who visited it.
The testimony is now in the hands of Arrigo, the son of the founder Giuseppe, keeper and popularizer of the style that has made the Harry's Bar in Venice an international legend.
The original Bellini
In 1948, the exhibition of the great Renaissance painter, Giovanni Bellini, was inaugurated in Venice.
At the same time, Giuseppe Cipriani created an exciting new cocktail which would become famous worldwide. White peach and brut sparkling wine. Just like Giuseppe’s bar, Bellini is a simple cocktail named in honour of the painter.
The key to success of this cocktail, created by Giuseppe Cipriani, is in the simple and genuine combination of two flavors. The fine and delicate flavor of white Mediterranean peaches together with the lively and fragrant bubbles of Italian brut sparkling wine.
Its elegant and captivating bouquet astonishes for its freshness which exalts its fruitiness.
Delicate and clear taste
"Harry's Bar in Venice"
Al Hirschfeld, 1958