Last of the old-time Italians in North Beach

Jan 28, 2015 579

A big black SUV drove up on Green Street in North Beach the other afternoon and stopped in front of Sotto Mare,, a noted Italian restaurant. The car windows rolled down and two people inside peered out with expectant smiles on their faces, as if they were about to discover something.

Gigi Fiorucci looked up from his table in front of the restaurant. He's a fixture there at lunchtime; he used to own the joint. " Buon giorno!" he called out jauntily. The people in the car, smiled and waved. The windows rolled up and the car drove off.

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