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Thread: The story of the Bracchi – when the Italians arrived in Wales

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    Quote Originally Posted by life on mars View Post
    Did the corruption start at St Albans School though ?
    I think Giorgio was a St Peter’s scholar prior to Lady Mary.

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    The Tambinis from Port Talbot are big City fans and a very nice family. I wonder if their cafι is still going in Margam?

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    Re: The story of the Bracchi – when the Italians arrived in Wales

    Quote Originally Posted by surge View Post
    https://nation.cymru/culture/the-sto...ived-in-wales/

    One of the positives (very small 'p') of Wales going out of a tournament is that we have the opportunity to learn more about Wales' ties to other nations. The links to Ukraine were fascinating and perhaps less well known but this article is talking about the Italians in Wales/Italian Welsh.

    Guess the most famous examples related to Cardiff City are Gio's pizza, Paul Abbandonato, Andrea Ferratti and Federico Macheda. Any more Cardiff Italians that I've missed?
    Giovanni Malacrino

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    My father and family from Bardi . Took me to my first game in 66/67 ish , so his fault.
    Support Wales first , italy second . Obviously had a great week , went to Bath game Saturday with mates id not seen for 16 months , t and then the Italy win topped it off.

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    Re: The story of the Bracchi – when the Italians arrived in Wales

    My mate Alun Henders married Angela Bracchi and they were given the fish and chip shop on the square in Beddau ( I think) as wedding gift

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    Cascarinis of Joe’s Ice Cream fame. Used as a sweetener many a time when we were kids to visit our grandparents down West.

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    Remember Rabaiotti's cafe in Penarth opposite the pier? The block is now a set of town houses.

    There have been a few Rabaiotti cafe's around Cardiff over the years

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    steve pistachio..stish..llanedeyrn high..1971 onwards..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwood Blues View Post
    Remember Rabaiotti's cafe in Penarth opposite the pier? The block is now a set of town houses.

    There have been a few Rabaiotti cafe's around Cardiff over the years
    I understand they were structurally unsound but it’s a shame those Edwardian/Victorian buildings on The Esplanade have now gone.

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    Eddie Rabbaiotti was the main man. I think. Also owned the Caprice on Penarth Esplanade which was a top restaurant in its day , my uncle was head chef .
    My nan worked at The Louis on St Mary Street ( Carpaninis) into her 70s . Dad was chef at various establishments.
    I used to struggle boiling an egg!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordi Culι View Post
    Chiappa sisters from Merthyr as was Mario Basini the journalist.

    Both cafe backgrounds I think?
    Think they are belonging to the Station Cafe lot. Sure I seen it one of her programmes. Their father sells coffee now.

    Romano Provini is my favourite Merthyr Italian

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    Re: The story of the Bracchi – when the Italians arrived in Wales

    Capanini, owned the dance hall/restaurant next to the Capitol. I think it may even have been part of the capitol building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsnaggle View Post
    Capanini, owned the dance hall/restaurant next to the Capitol. I think it may even have been part of the capitol building.
    Called The Continental

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    Quote Originally Posted by J R Hartley View Post
    Think they are belonging to the Station Cafe lot. Sure I seen it one of her programmes. Their father sells coffee now.

    Romano Provini is my favourite Merthyr Italian
    Lovely lad Rom.

    Graziano is the Chiappas dad. Nice bloke too. Big into F1 what I remember, always used to wire me up with far too strong coffeee and Orange biscottis.

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    The Fecci's of Tenby.

    Frankie and Benny's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kendoddsdadsdogsdead View Post
    steve pistachio..stish..llanedeyrn high..1971 onwards..
    Stephen & Gary Pesticcio

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    Quote Originally Posted by kendoddsdadsdogsdead View Post
    steve pistachio..stish..llanedeyrn high..1971 onwards..
    Lee Pesticchio

    Very good fisherman , big family in Cardiff

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    that tiny cafe next to the multi storey , opposite the city Arms

    I think that was Italian owned , don't know if its still there

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLUDGE FACTORY View Post
    that tiny cafe next to the multi storey , opposite the city Arms

    I think that was Italian owned , don't know if its still there
    Cafe Citta just across St Mary Street from there, opposite The Old Arcade I'm pretty sure is Italian owned, the wife is British.
    Don't know his surname.

    Tiny place but fantastic pizza.

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