Pete's is a staple for the political chattering class and a popular Italian restaurant dating back to 1932 when Tommy's dad, Pete, opened on Factory Street at the close of Prohibition. Monday pasta night is a local tradition.
Mr. Puccia is a well known foodmeister and is currently running the kitchen at the nearby Italian American Club. He previously was chef at Ives Hill Country Club.
Tom tells me all the details and paperwork are still to be signed but the agreement is a lease with option to buy.
Yours Truly at Pete's With City Judge Palermo & Her HusbandThe customers and staff were aflutter upon learning of the news. One Council member said Mr. Puccia will bring a greater range of salad dressings. Others were worried their favorite seats will be lost as new customers and followers of Mr. Puccia flock to Pete's
I think it's a great move, as Mr. Puccia is a quality guy and will build on a long tradition.
The remaining question....will Ralphie Marzano still occupy the end seat at the bar ?