Founder's grandson plans to reopen Piccolo Pete's on Papillion's main street

Sep 15, 2021 987

BY: Betsie Freeman

Piccolo Pete’s is poised for a comeback. Scott Sheehan, grandson of founder Anthony Piccolo, said the popular South Omaha restaurant, which closed in 2015, soon will occupy a storefront near First and Washington Streets in downtown Papillion.

He declined to speculate on when it would open, saying the new space is being remodeled. It will be substantially smaller than the original, which opened in 1934 and became one of Omaha’s famed Italian steakhouses. It had legions of fans, including billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. 

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