The Bertolin family operates in the refreshment sector since more than 150 years, handing down the passion for and the tradition of the Venetian cuisine from generation to generation.
Some documents of the mid 19th century show that the Bertolin family was active in the tavern ever since 1849, the year of both the ancestor GIO BATTA BERTOLINI’s death and of the passage of the firm to his son VALENTINO.
The first found photos show the building situated in Altichiero street about in the twenties' 20, when the restaurant found itself near the only road that connected Padua to Bassano, thus becoming a point of reference for all the merchants who came from the north with their wagons.
The restaurant, which has withstood both World Wars i and has preserved through the years the classical structure with archs, typical of the ancient houses, totoday turns out to be one of the oldest restaurants in Padua and in the Venetian.
As far as the Bertolin family is concerned, it seems to come from Austria, since the time in which a certain prince Von Berthold, in his way from Padua in about 1200, decided to make a stay at the gates of the town, in a place called Croce (today Altichiero). In fact does Altichiero derive from both the words ALTI and CHIARI, that is a reference which agrees enough with the northern features of the Austrian people.