It only took them 20 years, but the men from Little Italy finally got their homecoming

Jun 22, 2022 434


These days, names like Capano, Pettinaro, and Robino are associated with business success, real estate development and acclaim.  But on a recent Thursday afternoon, the men who founded companies that became giants in Delaware gathered with other childhood friends from Wilmington's Little Italy neighborhood to reminisce about days past.

Although some may see each other around at the Piedmont Club or St. Anthony's Club, this reunion allowed them to be in one spot at the same time. "I've been trying to do it for like 20 years," said Charlie Setting, who organized the gathering. "I was talking to Joe Minuti (son of Josephine Minuti, daughter of Mrs. Tersilla Robino), owner of this place, and we talked about it 20 years ago and 20 years went by."

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