Bamonte's

Bamonte’s is a family owned Italian restaurant at 32 Withers Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York.[1] Anthony Bamonte began running it in the 1960s, eventually bringing in daughter Nicole.[2]

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It is said to have been a Mob hangout and in 2009, after he was released from a federal penitentiary, Anthony “Fat Tony” Rabito of the Bonanno crime family, was forbidden to return.[3] After Carmine Galante was murdered, they “closed down for a night and the heads of the five crime families held a celebratory dinner.”[4]

HistoryEdit

When Anthony’s grandfather, Pasquale Bamonte, and his wife settled in Williamsburg after immigrating from Salerno, Italy they opened Liberty Hall in 1900, which became Bamonte’s. It originally served as a banquet hall and meeting place.[2]

In popular cultureEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Wallace, Hannah M. (April 7, 2002). "The Soprano Gang Drops By for Linguine and Cannoli". New York Times. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b Kessler, Kevin (September 25, 2014). "Bamonte's Is the Best of Old Brooklyn". The Village Voice. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  3. ^ Pariseau, Leslie (December 6, 2018). "The Old Brooklyn Still Drinks at Bamonte's". Punch. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  4. ^ a b Cobb, Geoff. "A History of Greenpoint in 25 Buildings: Bamonte's Restaurant". Greenpointers. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Bamonte's". Free Williamsburg. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  6. ^ "NYC and Brooklyn Film Locations for Homeland Season 6". Untapped Cities. Retrieved 27 February 2019.