“The Busiest Restaurant on the World’s Busiest Corner.”

Toffenetti Restaurant
August 7, 1940 – ? [Opened 1914 in Chicago; 1939 at the New York World’s Fair]

A Toffenetti Toast to New York:
It’s your New York; it’s my New York.
       It’s the spirit of Our Land;
There’s a welcome on the door mat,
       You’ll find a helping hand.
No matter what your race or creed–
       In life what e’er your walk,
Come, stay awhile be one of us,
       It’s your, it’s my New York.


Dario Toffenetti, Jr. (1962 – 1968)

Dario Toffenetti (1940 – 1962)


Broadway and 43rd Street


Morabito, Greg. “A Trip to Toffenetti, Times Square’s 1000 Seat Restaurant.” Eater New York, August 28, 2012.

Cooke, Charles, and Russell Maloney. “Trojan Horsing Around.” New Yorker, August 17, 1940.


June 6, 1948 (New York Public Library)


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