This legendary landmark is no more. In its heyday back in the 30's and 50's, Pete's was the meeting place of many of the area's notable businessmen, politicians, and others within that choice circle of citTom:
RALPH LUCARELLA said...
I so enjoyed eating at Pete Lorenzo'a cafe. Mike Merlino one of the owners (the upfront man) wouls greet you as if you were his nephew, even if you hadn't been in for over a year. There were some heavy hitters who frequented the place, but unbeknown to many the owner's and staff greeted, and treated everyone equally. For the quality, and quantity of food provided you, the place was a bargain by comparison to a lot of downtown places.
Mike's son Tony took over his end when Mike died. Bad blood developed beween he families, and Tony moved on to his onw place along the river in Ewing which was the original Fisher Tea Room. How many remember that fine place of the 40's
HI TOM....I AGREE WITH MIKE ABOUT PETE LORENZO'S AND WOULD INCLUDE TRIONFETTI'S AS TWO OF THE BETTER RESTAURANTS THE PEOPLE OF THE 40 AND 50'S HAD AT THEIR PLEASURE. I RECALL AL FARACARDI TENDING BAR AT PETE'S FOR QUITE SOME TIME AND FRANK FRASCELLA WORKING AT TRIONFETTI'S. BEST REGARDS