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. After Carmine Galante was murdered, they “closed down for a night and the heads of the five crime families held a celebratory dinner.”
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.
In popular cultureEdit
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- Pariseau, Leslie (December 6, 2018). "The Old Brooklyn Still Drinks at Bamonte's". Punch. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
- Cobb, Geoff. "A History of Greenpoint in 25 Buildings: Bamonte's Restaurant". Greenpointers. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
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