Toffenetti

“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.

Ownership:

Dario Toffenetti, Jr. (1962 – 1968)

Dario Toffenetti (1940 – 1962)

Location:

Broadway and 43rd Street

Publications:

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.

Menu:

June 6, 1948 (New York Public Library)

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