Caffé Contarena is a historic place built by the Friulian architect Raimondo D'Aronco between 1911 and 1925. It overlooks the beautiful Piazza Libertà, the heart of the historic center of Udine.
Caffè Contarena History
The Contarena Café, or more simply the Contarena, is one of Udine's most loved places, located inside the majestic Palazzo degli Uffici Municipali, built between 1911 and 1925 by the Friulian architect Raimondo D'Aronco, the Contarena it is at the same time an American bar, wine bar and restaurant of the highest quality and a prestigious location in the heart of the historic center of Udine, an ideal setting for organizing events, parties and business meetings
Entering the Contarena is like stepping back in time, in the warm atmosphere of the Belle Epoque, thanks to the furniture, the lines, the mosaics in the lunettes due to the skilful renovation by the architect Leonardo Miani who has taken over the original layout designed in the early 1920s of the last century by the famous grandfather Cesare and by Raimondo D'Aronco, architects-symbol of the Italian Art Nouveau. This splendid and luxurious system is then joined by elements of great modernity that make the Contarena elegant and functional, able to welcome its customers while offering the maximum possible both in terms of services and attention as well as - and above all - the kitchen, paper of wines and spirits