Nominated for: BEST Italian
In 1933, Pete & Antonia, sons Matthew & Rocky, and daughter Pasqualina Iaria Piccione gave birth to Pete Iaria's Restaurant. In 1949, Pete turned over the restaurant to son Matthew (Mate) and his wife Santina Bondi Iaria, they vowed to continue the tradition of fine Italian food, good service, & immaculate surroundings. In 1992, the third generation of restaurant owners was born when Mate decided it was time to pass it on to his son Nick. Nick, his wife Kathleen and his daughters Santina & Gina ran the restaurant and continued service to customers until the summer of 2003. In September of 2003, Nick sold the restaurant to his brother Matthew's children and nephew, the fourth generation. The fourth generation family members are keeping the tradition alive today.