Bragazzi’s opened in Sheffield in 2003 and is owned by Matteo Bragazzi. It is an outlier and safe haven for people who enjoy the “qualcosa in più“.
Matteo has a brother, Dino, they often holiday together. In Rome one evening, enjoying a Shakerato, Matteo’s mind drifted. Sorry to see him this way, Dino started up a monologue on their family history of Italian dining in London. Their father had come over, like so many others, and made a business of selling food.
As Dino reached a point about the Corradi brothers, Matteo recognised his fate as the same. And so, the bet was placed over a plastic table, outside a bar in Fiano Romano on that hot evening in 2002. They did a big shop with help from Zia Maria and floated it to England, ready for the cafe to come.