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King’s Lynn restaurateur remembered

Picture of Antonio's bench featuring Titina, Antonio's widow and her family. Also Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds.

Published: Monday, 24th February 2020

A well-known former restaurateur was remembered when a bench, provided by his widow, was unveiled on Thursday 20 February 2020.

Antonio di Marrazzo, ran Antonio’s Wine Bar on Baxter’s Plain for more than 30 years.

His wife, Titina, who had travelled from Italy to return to King’s Lynn to reveal the bench, said: “He came here with a burning desire to bring the taste of Italy to King’s Lynn. It is amazing to think that in the mid-seventies hardly anyone had heard of pizza let alone ordered one.

“I just wish Antonio had seen this to know how much he was loved by all.”

Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, Deputy Leader and portfolio holder for culture, heritage and health at the borough council said: “Antonio was a well-known member of the local community who created countless happy memories for the many visitors to his wine bar. It is wonderful to mark the contribution that he gave to King’s Lynn.”

The bench faces towards what was Antonio’s Wine Bar, now the site of Taste of India.

The plaque on the bench.

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