Who Are You Calling Fatso?

By | on Mar 9, 2021 | No Comments

One of my favorite comedians of all time was Dom DeLuise. I loved watching all his appearances on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show as well as his roles in Burt Reynolds’ Cannonball Run movies. And of course, let us not forget his own film, Fatso. One evening, Dom came to dine at Trattoria Dell’Arte. I think ...

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I Need A Table Now

By | on Mar 7, 2021 | No Comments

In the mid-’90s, Al Pacino was dining quite a bit at Trattoria Dell’Arte as he was living nearby, on 57th & 8th Avenue. At the time, Pacino was riding on the successful heels of his recent film Scent of a Woman (1992) for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, completed director Brian De ...

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Now, Don’t You Misbehave, Young Lady!

By | on Mar 2, 2021 | No Comments

Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy once came to Trattoria Dell’Arte for dinner. It was the first and only time I saw them there. So, to woo them, we gave them one of our best tables (#52), usually reserved for our regulars and ultra-special celebrities. Cronyn was a Canadian-born actor who had distinguished himself over a ...

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