Anyone familiar with the North End restaurant scene knows Pino Irano.
The owner of Piccolo Nido restaurant has been in business for over 20 years, and has seen pretty much every single famous person in Boston dine in his restaurant at 257 North Street.
Now visitors and Italian food lovers alike will have an additional reason to visit Piccolo Nido. In July, Irano became the first and only Italian-born person to ever own an official World Series ring, given to him directly from Boston Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino.
A regular at the restaurant, Lucchino had the 2013 World Series ring custom-made for Irano for having contributed — in his own way — to the Red Sox success over the past decade. Irano helped lift the “Curse of the Bambino” thanks to a practice of curing malocchio that he learned from his grandmother when he still lived in his hometown of Castelvenere, near Benevento.
Irano has won over skeptics by proving his talent brings results. North End resident and Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara regularly stops by for a blessing Irano was recently recognized by the city of Boston with a resolution presented to him by City Councillor Sal LaMattina.
For more information, visit piccolonido.com.