Tufano's Vernon Park Tap

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Tufano's Vernon Park Tap was established in 1930 by Joseph DiBuono and his wife Teresa Tufano. 

In 1971, Sam the "DA" DiBuono took over the restaurant. He worked side by side with his mother. 

In 1980, Joe DiBuono began running the restaurant. He had the best cooks in the world helping him make the homemade dishes whom included: his mother Marie, his aunt, Rose Alecia, his great aunt Antoinette Tufano, and his grandmother, Teresa. Teresa worked in the restaurant until she was 90 years old. 

Joe is now running the restaurant with his daughter Darci.  He also has the help from his sister JoAnn. Occassionally you can catch his other sister, Teresa, and daughter, Disa waiting tables.

In 2008, Tufano's received American Classics Award from the James Beard Foundation. 

The restaurant is still located in the same building in the heart of little Italy in Chicago.  


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Tufano's was featured on Diner's, Drive-Ins, & Dives!  Check out the "Just Like Yesterday" episode!