1960's - Romano's Becomes The 'Go To' Restaurant For A Comic Strip

In the late 50’s and early 60’s, Comic Strip creator Carl Grubert often vacation with his family near Essington. He became a frequent visitor to Romano’s and began to mentioned the restaurant in several of his weekly comics.

1963 - The Second Generation

Nat loved the restaurant. He was a friend to many and had an infectious smile and a contagious laugh. During the last few years of his life, Nat retired and his son, Peter handled the day to day running of the restaurant under the watchful eye of a proud father.

Nat was never far away with a helping hand or a little fatherly advice and Peter met the challenge by carefully maintaining his father’s standard of quality, his dedication to service and always being there for the Essington community.

Sadly, Nazzereno Romano passed away in 1964, leaving behind a legacy that is still going strong some 74 years later. He is missed every day.