The Beginning - Nazzereno Romano Emigrates From Italy and Opens A Restaurant

Patriarch and founder, Nazzareno Romano, emigrated from Italy to the United States in 1923. Nazzareno, “Nat”, was active in the resistance against Benito Mussolini, founder of fascism and leader of Italy from 1922 to 1943, and had to leave Italy after Mussolini became Prime Minister in October 1922. A stone mason by trade, Nat worked on several projects in the Philadelphia area including Villanova University and St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.

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