385 Broom Street
New York, NY

Caffe Roma

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Opened in the 1900s, this cafe was originally known as Caffe Ronca and it still serves authentic Italian pastries and Coffee. In the 1920s the caffe was a favorite gathering spot for Italian actors. These actors were drawn to Caffe Ronca because of a wildly popular actor, Eduard Migliaccio, would drink his morning coffee there.

Eduard Migliaccio specialized in comedy and played the much loved character Farfariello, a stereotypical Neapolitan immigrant who spoke both English and Italian atrociously. By evoking pleasure, it transmuted individual pain into community pleasure.


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