To us “Made in Italy“ means much more than just originating from a place on the map. For over 120 years we’ve infused Italian heritage, family values and local traditions into every piece of our famous BALLARINI nonstick cookware. We design each product as if it’s for our own kitchen – because as far as we’re concerned, everyone who uses BALLARINI is part of our extended family.
IT TAKES A VILLAGE
We have been based in Rivarolo Mantovano since 1889. It has only 2,540 residents but is well known. Our famous BALLARINI products have been manufactured in this little northern Italian village in the shadow of its gate ever since 1889. So when we had to come up with a brand logo, there was no doubt what it would be.
It all began in 1889 when Paolo Ballarini founded the company “Ballarini Paolo e Figli S.p.A.” in the small village of Rivarolo Mantovano.
The BALLARINI product range comprised 200 items including cookware, pots and other utensils.
Paolo Ballarini handed over the management of the company to his son Angelo. Under the new management, the company introduced further products including, among others, Neapolitan-type coffee pots, frying pans, graters, footwarmers, bedwarmers and bathtubs.
BALLARINI manufactured nonstick cookware for the first time. Truly innovative at the time, this cookware is still displayed in the company museum today.
The first plant for applying nonstick coatings came into operation. Thanks to this expansion in capacity, it was now possible for BALLARINI to launch its products on international markets.
The fourth generation took over the management of the company.
In the 80s, hairstyles expanded and so did our manufacturing facility – with a plant for coating the external surfaces of pans. This made it possible for BALLARINI to manufacture very individualized products with different strengths of materials, colors and coatings.
BALLARINI expanded its manufacturing facility with an additional high-tech plant for the production of vitreous enamel. This is a top-quality, exceptionally hard, resilient and durable coating material for the exterior surface of pans which is in high demand in Germany and France.
Thermopoint launch: This innovative technology offers an energy-saving method for optimal frying results. Thanks to the integrated Thermopoint on the handle, users can quickly and easily recognize the right moment for putting food into the pan.
BALLARINI became part of the ZWILLING Group which is synonymous with international growth, entrepreneurial innovation and expertise in modern kitchen premium consumer goods.
130 YEARS BALLARINI
BALLARINI TURNS 130 – LET’S CELEBRATE!
This year we are celebrating 130 years of Passion, Innovation and Amore – the three essential ingredients to all things BALLARINI. Travel to the birth place of BALLARINI – Rivarolo, Mantovano where it all began. Enjoy this video that shows our passion for food, family and our love for cooking.
OUR FAVORITE RECIPES, FROM OUR TABLE TO YOURS
Passion flavors Italian food, which is adored around the world. That is why BALLARINI inspires cooking together. And what better way to celebrate 130 years of BALLARINI than enjoying some of our favorite Italian recipes! Go ahead, cook with friends and family. Cook with Joy. Cook with Amore – Cook with BALLARINI!
SHOP THE BEST OF BALLARINI
BALLARINI is the home of the best nonstick cookware. From chic serving pieces to nonstick pans – we have everything you need for easy and fun everyday cooking.
LITTLE ITALY IS A PRETTY BIG THING
Italian cuisine is the most popular one on this planet – and we are the brand for nonstick cookware made in Italy. BALLARINI unites expertise in metalworking and innovative nonstick coatings with the enjoyment of Italian cuisine. We are continually developing creative solutions for the modern kitchen based on its culinary traditions. Like Thermopoint – another little thing that is pretty big. This nifty handle sensor turns red for hot and green for cool, so you not only save energy but achieve perfect frying results.
THE BIRD CAGE
It all began in 1889 when Paolo Ballarini started handcrafting bird cages. Luckily, he also crafted kitchen products from coated and tin-plated sheet metal and founded the company “Ballarini Paolo e Figli S.p.A.” in Rivarolo Mantovano. Today BALLARINI is a guarantee for authentic Italian kitchen culture.