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From: David W Mills <>
Subject: Re: [ANGLO-ITALIAN] Early Italian restaurants
Date: Fri, 09 May 2008 12:49:03 GMT
Sorry, but I'll make enquiries.
It was that and your musical connections that prompted my particular post.
In message <>
> do you remember a restaurant called 'les enfants terribles' in soho on
>wardour street? a lot of italians hung out there in the 60's I am trying to find
>the name of the owner in 63/64
>In a message dated 5/8/2008 11:41:18 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
>>There was great commerce and travel back and forth between Italy and
>>from back in Medieval times and the Renaissance. Many English migrated to
>>Italy and vice versa...
>I wonder.....I'm intrigued by the idea (promulgated elsewhere) that many
>English trad tunes came from Italy...particularly those in 6/8 (jig) time.
>[Apparently BTW the English were the actual begetters of Irish Jigs!!]
>In parts of Italy there are traditional celebrations which use tunes that the
>locals insist came from England....I am informed by folk music friends who go
>over there every year.
>I want to find the San Marco Bar in Soho where I used to eat the most
>fantastic (rustic) Minestrone soup or pasta dishes..and where I took a
>(small) line of lady friends....this in the mid 60's to early 70's...often
>I'd be the only person speaking English. All this before the knowledge of my
>Italian AQncestors or I might have got people to teach me itallian.
>>> I am trying to find out information regarding a restaurant called 'les
>>> enfants terribles' from 1963-64 in wardour street london,it was a place
>>> where all
>>> the italians that worked around that area would hang out..I am trying to
>>> find the owners name at that time or anyone that visited it.