In Little Italy, Da Nico is not only a favorite haunt of ex-mayor Rudy G. but a reputed mobster hangout, according to witnesses at Bonanno family boss Joseph Massino's recent trial for racketeering, extortion, and money laundering. A stakeout of the joint reveals lots of tourists sitting outside under huge red umbrellas advertising Campari. Inside, the tightly packed room boasting a bar and exposed brick walls feels more upscale.
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