bartender francesco spenuso

Francesco Spenuso

Born and raised in Naples but living in Rome for over twenty years; graduated from the Istituto Alberghiero “Fiuggi”, he took his first steps behind the counter at the age of 18.

After a 5-year experience in London, he joined the renowned Flair Project training school as a partner. He participates in the semi-finals of WORLD CLASS ITALIA in 2012, 2013 and 2014, ranking 3rd in 2013. Since 2016 he has been Brand Ambassador for Jack Daniel’s, and since 2019 he has been following the entire portfolio of the Montenegro group.

For 3 years in the ranking of the 10 best Brand Ambassadors in Italy for the magazine “Bargiornale”.

In 2019 he opens in Terracina with his brother Dario “Stritt”, a street bar that serves street food. The bar is small and narrow, precisely, Stritt in Neapolitan dialect.

Francesco is known by everyone as “CiuCiu”.

Barawards 2017 2nd place
Barawards 2018 4th place
Barawards 2019 6th place

What cocktail would you take to a desert island?

Sazerac

Which character, either past or present, you would you like to drink one of your cocktails and which one?

Diego Armando Maradona

A funny and bizarre anecdote that happened to you behind the counter

Well, there are many, but I remember years ago in the San Lorenzo district of Rome a girl faked a toothache with a lot of drama worth a part in the best theatres to have a shot of whiskey, in her opinion to soothe…

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