Grub Street has confirmed that the author of “The Waiter Rant,” was indeed working at Lanterna Tuscan Bistro in Nyack.
I called Rossano Giannini, who is on vacation in Florida, to see what he thinks of all this. He didn’t know anything about the blog or the book. “For me the fist thing I heard now is from you,” he said.
He says Steve Dublanica worked for him from 2003 to 2006. He also said that Steve used to work at Fratelli in Ridgewood, N.J., but that he didn’t know of any other local spots that might have employed him.
Meanwhile, enjoy this slideshow of JN photos from our archives of Lanterna.
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Grub Street has confirmed
<a href=”http://eater.com/archives/2008/07/waiter_rants_waiter_revealed_the_bistro_still_under_wraps.php” target=”_blank”>Eater.</a>
<a href=”http://waiterrant.net/” target=”_blank”>Waiter Rant blog. </a>
<a href=”http://lanternausa.com/” target=”_blank”>Lanterna Tuscan Bistro in Nyack</a>.