In Memory

John A Nuccio - Class Of 1937

John A Nuccio

John A. Nuccio, 72, died December 6, 1991, in San Marino, of pancreatic cancer.  John was the owner of Little Joe's restaurant, an Italian eatery that has been a downtown Los Angeles landmark since 1910. 

The restaurant, founded by Nuccio's father, Robert, an Italian immigrant, originally was a grocery store and delicatessen at 5th and Hewitt streets. It became a restaurant and relocated in 1923 to North Broadway in what was then a predominantly Italian (now a Chinese-American) neighborhood. Over the years it has attracted a clientele ranging from Hollywood stars to Dodgers manager Tom Lasorda. 

Los Angeles Times, December 11, 1991