'Little Italy' owner, Pioneer Square icon passes away

Mar 09, 2017 2521

BY: Ryan Takeo

Luigi De Nunzio died Monday at the age of 63. The Pioneer Square restaurateur and icon had been a fixture in the neighborhood since the 1970s. He suffered a heart attack December 30. The community continued offering their condolences and appreciation to De Nunzio Tuesday.

“He was very much one of a kind. Yes, and he will be terribly missed,” said Joann Williams of Regazzi’s Flying Shuttle, a store next-door to De Nunzio’s latest restaurant, Luigi’s Italian Eatery. “I’m terribly, terribly sorry for his whole family. He fought very hard for this neighborhood. He really believed in this neighborhood.”

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