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  • Lacheri restaurant was in via Romana, close to Boboli garden. In 1911 Oreste Lacheri opened a second restaurant with the same name in via della Condotta. It was here that the father of my grandma started to work when he was only thirteen.

    "I have so many memories of the restaurant in via della Condotta. Since I was five years old, I can say that I have spent all my childhood there. The restaurant was open all day long. There were served lunch, dinner and in the afternoon many friends of the neighbourhood gathered there to talk and drink a glass of wine (a habit called mescita).

    For lunch the regular costumers were workers of shops of the area. I remember some of them: the Clemente's had a leather shop, the Bemporad's sold men chothes, the Orefici's had a fabric shop.
    In the evening, dinner at the restaurant was more a habit fot families.

    There were other three people working ther with my father: uncle Gino made the service with my father and then a chef and a chef assistant (who washed all dishes by hand!)
    Every morning, my father went to the central market to buy ingredients which were then delivered directly at the restaurant and then stored in an ice storage room.

    Me and my mum used to go to the restaurant everyday both for lunch and dinner until 1949 when dad retired. The II World War had finished just 4 years before and the after war period was very harsh for my parents. In the meanwhile I got married and for me a new life was about to start..."
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