Owner and Director
MARIO SCHIFANO is the owner and founder of the iconic San Marino Bistro, one of Brixton’s best-loved and longest-established eateries. San Marino’s has been serving delicious Sicilian coffee and Italian food to the community since 1993, in the process becoming a true fixture of the Brixton landscape. Mario and family run San Marino’s with a long-standing, loyal team of staff and an emphasis on a warm, friendly welcome. Far more than a bistro, San Marino’s is a huge part of why so many call this corner of Brixton home.
Now Mario is excited to be continuing the San Marino’s story with this new venture. An expert in matching his customers’ tastes, Mario brings his passion for the best flavours and unparalleled service to Bar Marino. From his seasoned regulars to those who are discovering Bar Marino for the first time, Mario is looking forward to welcoming a new generation of guests to this exciting new chapter.