One of the places we visited was a restaurant called Fig.
cocktail menu has several versions of the Negroni.
I had the classic. According to my copy of Williams-Sonoma 1999 Bar Guide, the cocktail was named after Count Negroni, an aristocrat from Florence. He supposedly created it in the late 19th century by adding gin and an orange slice to an Americano, a popular drink in Italy at that time.
The Negroni2 T good gin
2 T sweet vermouth
1 orange wheel to garnish
Can be served on the rocks, or straight up.