How We Became Popular Among Others ?
A Tradition In Authentic Italian Cooking!
We are the Zappaterreno Family and for more than 20 years we’ve owned, operated and crafted fresh comfort food our restaurant, Agriturismo La Mucca Ballerina in Rome, Italy. Chef Mario Zappaterreno and family’s latest outpost.
At an early age, Chef Mario learned from his grandmother that the true Italian dining experience is more than just the food, it’s the combination of a welcoming environment where fresh homemade pasta and mozzarella, hand-picked vegetables and the right seasoning ingredients welcomes friends with open arms. Our Italian farmhouse style in downtown Sarasota is a true taste of Rome! Transport yourself to a agriturismo villa in Rome for the evening and enjoy the warm atmosphere and welcoming service + truly authentic cuisine.
For this simple formula of creating the fresh and flavorful food we loved growing up, our restaurant in Rome is successful… and to which I know bring to our new home in Sarasota.
“La Mucca Ballerina” translates to “The Dancing Cow”, wich is also the name of our first restaurant & farm in Italy.
We decided on the name as a family…each of us suggested name on a sheet of paper, & one was drawn at random. Pur daughter Silvia (5 at the time) drew a cow in barn for her suggestion. When asked what the cow does when she leaves the barn, Silvia replied ” She dances!” With that, our name was born.
LA MUCCA BALLERINA
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