Gino Del Prete
San Francisco, CA
Submitted by Daughter, Iris Cummings Del Prete
My dad is Gino Del Prete. His parents immigrated from Luca, Italy. They opened the Panna Ravioli Company in North Beach, San Francisco on Grant. My father, Gino, went to work at age 8 for him. Then in his twenties, he opened The Condor night club with Carol Doda as the main feature. He went through a lot, I remember. I was 11 years old, and it was a big no-no. I have great respect for him because it was not easy. He’s 83 now, and my living legend.