Sardi, (Melchiorre Pio Vincenzo) Vincent(1885–1969) restaurateur; born in San Marzano Oliveto, Italy. He was a writer in London and (after 1907) in New York City. He opened a restaurant in New York's theater district (1921), and Sardi's became a city landmark, home to an extended family of theater people and a favorite celebrity-watching spot for others. He retired in 1947.
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