Actor Chazz Palminteri in partnership with the owners of Empire Steak House opened Chazz Palminteri Italian Restaurant in midtown Manhattan. A year later, he brought his play-turned-movie, A Bronx Tale to Broadway and has since decided to bring his namesake restaurant to the ‘bright white way’ too! The new location at the Cambria Hotel (46th Street) allows theatergoers to pair a showing of A Bronx Tale with a ‘taste of the story,’ a great lunch, dinner and brunch spot with access to almost every subway line and an excellent respite from the hustle and bustle of 46th Street. The new and improved location is not only accessible for New Yorkers and better suited for Chazz’s connection to the entertainment world, it also has outdoor spaces (20 seats in the front and 25 in the back), a bar and lounge with seven tables and nine bar seats, and the main dining room around 100 seats. Chazz’s design team has created a dining room and lounge that capture the nostalgic feel associated with homestyle Italian cuis
Palminteri was born on May 15, 1952, in the Bronx, the son of Rose, a homemaker, and Lorenzo Palminteri, a bus driver. ... Palminteri is of Sicilian origin, his grandparents, Calogero Palminteri and Rosa Bonfante married in 1908 immigrated to the United States in 1910 from Menfi in the province of Agrigento, Sicily.