The newest addition to via Serragli is Djària, an old-fashioned American bar and eatery. I literally stoped in my tracks when, walking down my most familiar street, I noticed this bar. It’s a place that easily stands out among the cafès and alimentari, as it looks like it was taken out of an East Coast American city and planted on a main via in Santo Spirito.
If you’ve had enough Chianti for a while, and would rather sip an old-fashioned martini, you will find that satisfaction here. However, you will also find several artisanal beers on tap, and a selection of wines. The store-front is a decked-out bar-setup, while the back is a full on restaurant. Fried pickles are the stand-out offering on the menu. If that doesn’t quite fit your bill, you’ll find many other takes on American classics that are, in fact, genuinely American.
The place is co-owned, by Sarah and Niccolò; Sarah is American, (Pennsylvanian to be exact), and Niccolò is Italian. Somehow, one can understand this just from being in the place. Unlike many “American” spots that seem to be catered to Americans, this place feels like it’s here for anybody who wants to try a side of American food and fine beverages that is less known. I would call this gourmet bar food.
If you’re looking to switch up the usual aperitivo, or if you’re curious to try an old-fashioned American cocktail, this is definitely your place.