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At Pepe’s Italian Cafe in Worcester, it really is all about household and foodstuff

Pepe's Italian Restaurant owner John Travaglio, seated, and his family. Clockwise from John are; Jaclyn Delmonico, Nicola Romeo, Michael Romeo, chef Mike Peak, Teresa Travaglio, Thomasina Travaglio and Luigi Romeo.

WORCESTER — No matter whether in Italy or the United States, the Travaglio relatives has always been by every single other’s aspect, most a short while ago when opening an Italian pizzeria in Worcester. 

Pepe’s Italian Cafe, which opened in 2010 on Franklin Street and moved to 181 Shrewsbury St. last thirty day period, is owned by four family members customers of the Travaglio family — Thomsina Travaglio, John Travaglio, Teresa Travaglio and Luigi Romeo.

Thomsina, 72, mom of John and Teresa, immigrated to the U.S. with her father from Caianello, Italy, when she was 13, in 1961, when her father remarried to an American girl. 

John and Teresa are initially-technology Individuals, born in Worcester. Romeo, Teresa’s partner, is an Italian immigrant who moved to the United States when he was 8, in 1972.