Bar Italia

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By Antony Clayton

The Bar Italia at 24 Frith Street has been operating on the same site since 1945. A centre of the Italian community, this highly popular café boasts, behind the counter, a prominently displayed poster of Rocky Marciano and a pair of his boxing gloves donated by his wife to the proprietors: the Polledri family.  It was recreated in the film studio for Julian Temple’s 1986 film of Absolute Beginners.

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