Who we are


A passion that turns from dream into reality: this is “La Bottega del restauro”.

My father Icilio, who has always had a passion for antiques and mechanics, gave himself a Berkel slicer as a spresent on his retirement; it needed to be completely restored.  Since he was born in the land of cold cuts, he finally fulfilled his wish to discovered the magic of Berkel restoration. Hours and hours of passionate work earned him the satisfaction of having taken that jewel out of time, the first restored Berkel slicer.

As it often happens, passions passe on from father to son. So, after having admired my father for years in his continuous research and dedication to his work, I discovered my love for restoration of Berkel slicers too. On the 14th of February 2000, “La Bottega del Restauro” was finally born: a small family business located in Viazzano, in the heart of the province of Parma.

Following my dream, I started collecting documentation, drawings, brochures, patents but above all the many Berkel slicers different models. Analysing every detail, me and my father began to restore our first model.

We also created the first website in the world talking about Berkel at 360 degrees.

La Bottega del Restauro is collection and restoration. You can try all the historical models of Berkel production, priceless vintage pieces.


La Bottega del Restauro: a unique reality in the world of Berkel restoration

Thanks to a 400sqm workshop, an 80sqm exhibition, a team of professional workers, with different tasks but joined in the passion for restoration, we can offer you a real cult object, useful and beautiful at the same time, a high quality product that has lost nothing of its original professional performance. Furthermore, since 2002 we have been working directly with the Berkel company, which allows us to provide an official certificate of authenticity and a 10-year guarantee.

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact us and try the skilful hands of our craftsmen. Our workshop is located in the province of Parma, in Viazzano, but we operate throughout the country.

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