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"THE PLAZA" oldest restaurant in rome

the oldest restaurant in rome is up for sale.james"jimmy"colangelo was born upstairs from the restaurant his parents owned on 229 e. dominick street .he passed away last year @ 84 years old.the restaurant was established in 1907.it was one of romes favorite places to eat,drink,and enjoy a good,friendly, italian style evening.the business survived the prohibition,"jimmy" in world war 2,and a fire in the 70s.i think its just a shame to loose the heritage and quality of a business like that one "jimmy" worked his whole life to improve for his customers.i was the chef there for 8 years,and never had a better boss, or job.i miss "the plaza"restaraunt,and will never forget what it was all about. like the "boss"sometimes said"lets face it ,those days are over".i miss him ,and the proudness of being a part of it all.i guess all good.....or i should say"great" things must come to an end.

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Maureen Fazel says ... on Wednesday, Aug 20 at 3:49 PM

i worked at the plaza from 1981-2008. We had great food! i miss everyone there. It should never have closed-----i would have bought it if i could of. A landmark restaurant with great food!

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Joe says ... on Tuesday, Oct 16 at 5:58 PM

RIP Jimmy. I was stationed at Griffiss AFB from 1984-1986 & The Plaza was my favorite place for GREAT Italian food. Best Veal Parmigiana on the planet! Thanks for the memories.

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Gun45ACP says ... on Friday, Jul 13 at 10:18 PM

My family and I enjoyed The Plaza for over 30 years. Veal Parm, Square Pizza, and Gnocchi, RIP Jimmy

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katz717@cox.net says ... on Wednesday, May 25 at 2:40 PM

I live in Virginia & visit The Plaza when I'm in Rome. I learned they were closed when I was last there. The loss of a fine man & landmark. Where does the head chef work now? A Patron.

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Midnite Mike says ... on Saturday, May 15 at 2:38 PM

I too miss the Plaza and Jimmy who use to sit on the outside corner of the bar greeting customers warmly. The food was great. So where does the Head Chef work now? I would really like a square Pizza, or some Veal Parm. Midnite_mike@hotmail.com

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Jean Turner (315-763-4019) says ... on Wednesday, Oct 14 at 3:59 PM

My ex and I went there on dates (1958 to 1960) and again in 1988 on a trip here. Now we (new spouse) have "retired" back here and we were SOOOO sorry to find it closed. Is there ANY hope of other family members re-opening it? I would LOVE A JOB THE

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Ole Joe says ... on Monday, Apr 13 at 8:50 AM

The Plaza has been closed for months as owner is terminally ill.

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Ole Joe says ... on Monday, Apr 13 at 8:49 AM

The Plaza has been closed for months as owner is terminally ill.

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