Dario has come from a long line of butchers in Panzano - 600 years long. Some say Dante Aligheri and Leonardo da Vinci both bought meat from the Cecchini butchers. Dario, himself, has been a butcher for 38 years.
Besides his personality, Dario’s specialty is quality cuts of meat and prepared dishes. A favorite of visitors is his seasoned lard pig’s head. That's right - lard! For tourists, a little dab of the lard spread on a crust of bread is heaven.
Late afternoon Dario's energy is at its height and the crowd thickens. Out come the appetizers and wine and the fun begins. Still hungry? Hopefully, you've made a reservation at his restaurant above the shop, Officina Della Bistecca, where the delighting of your tastebuds will continue.
An assistant prepares the goodies.
Dario and his wife, Kim, treat their customers like family and do what Italian families do - share food and wine and then, enjoy the pleasure of their company.
Ya gotta check out Dario's site, especially the videos!