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RE: LoBello's Spaghetti House/Coraopolis, Pa. 2008/11/17 13:24:15 (permalink)
Just a reminder for those interested. Tonight is the night that LoBello's Spaghetti House appears on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives at 10:00PM. Can't wait to see Rose on tv!
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RE: LoBello's Spaghetti House/Coraopolis, Pa. 2008/11/18 07:30:48 (permalink)
They did a very nice job on the Lo Bello's segment last night on D, D & D. I just wish they had showed a little more of Rose herself.
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RE: LoBello's Spaghetti House/Coraopolis, Pa. 2008/11/18 08:39:57 (permalink)
I just noticed this thread for the first time this morning. I read the lengthy newspaper article, read through the thread to the end and read BuffetBuster's post about the DD&D episode on Nov. 17th. Hmmm, that was yesterday. Took four steps, clicked the Tivo remote... and there was Rose! I almost expected to see BuffetBuster in the restaurant.

Good work, BB.
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RE: LoBello's Spaghetti House/Coraopolis, Pa. 2008/11/18 09:22:24 (permalink)
I was so happy to see Lo Bello featured last night. To anyone who has now seen the show, that was the honest Rose you saw last night. She talks softly, really cares about her customers, and is just so cool about the fact she's been running this place for SO many years. She forces homemade pie on you not to sell more pie but for exactly the same reasons your grandmother does.

Congratulations Rose, here's to you getting all the attention you've long deserved.
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RE: LoBello's Spaghetti House/Coraopolis, Pa. 2008/11/18 09:47:23 (permalink)
I guess a lot of you find the story heartwarming. Me, I find it terribly depressing. But, everyone chooses how to live their life. I always looked at the restaurant business as a means to make money. I never wanted to spend my entire life in a restaurant. Three years of 12-14 hours a day 6 days a week was enough for us. A very very tough life.

BB - You are "Mr. Pittsburgh" as far as I'm concerned! You're a good man!

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RE: LoBello's Spaghetti House/Coraopolis, Pa. 2008/11/18 14:39:19 (permalink)
buffetbuster-

the segment wasn't long enough.

wish they would have stayed longer.
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RE: LoBello's Spaghetti House/Coraopolis, Pa. 2008/11/18 20:29:59 (permalink)
BB, I missed the show. Hope to catch the rerun and pay a visit to Rose ASAP.
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RE: LoBello's Spaghetti House/Coraopolis, Pa. 2008/11/19 08:03:50 (permalink)
catherines-
I agree that it was too short. But, they have three segments to get to in only a half hour, so what can you do? Having a little place like this get national attention it did is still a great story, though.

Baah Ben-
If you ever met Rose Lo Bello, you probably wouldn't consider the story depressing. I have never heard her complain of her life or its circumstances. Instead, she considers herself lucky to have so many customers and friends.

MiamiDon-
Great to hear you got to see it. You have no idea how much I wish I could have been there the day they filmed.
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RE: LoBello's Spaghetti House/Coraopolis, Pa. 2008/11/19 08:34:17 (permalink)
I saw this place featured on Food Network the other night. It was on Diners, Driveins and dives with Guy Fieri. It is being replayed on the 5th of December at 9:00 PM ET. Growing up in Connecticut with an Italian grandmother who taught me how to cook, I agree with the person from Boston about those being cavatelli and not gnocchi! I rolled enough of those on my Gram's kitchen table. The show was good and Rose was awesome but the food almost gave me heartburn just watching it. Too much sauce on everything and "Dove il formaggio?" Where's the cheese? No Romano or Parmigianno anywhere. Oh well guess I won't be making the trip from here in Monterey, CA anytime soon!
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RE: LoBello's Spaghetti House/Coraopolis, Pa. 2008/11/19 08:50:46 (permalink)
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Originally posted by buffetbuster

Just a reminder for those interested. Tonight is the night that LoBello's Spaghetti House appears on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives at 10:00PM. Can't wait to see Rose on tv!


I watched this episode, the food looks great! i wish I knew about it before, I was in Pittsburgh last weekend!
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RE: LoBello's Spaghetti House/Coraopolis, Pa. 2008/12/04 10:01:29 (permalink)
Re-run of Food Network show:

http://www.timesonline.com/articles/2008/12/04/entertainment/doc4936d936786b7039658860.txt
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RE: LoBello's Spaghetti House/Coraopolis, Pa. 2008/12/05 09:22:08 (permalink)
This place looks superb !!!!
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RE: LoBello's Spaghetti House/Coraopolis, Pa. 2008/12/05 11:08:47 (permalink)
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Is that what they call gnocchi in Pittsburg? It looks a lot like cavatteli that is served here in Boston.
Our gnocchi almost looks like maybe smaller marshmellows. Chow Jim


Hey Jim.......
The episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives on Dec. 5th actually shows them making the gnocci. They run it through a small machine. That is why they are all the same size, unlike the ones made by hand that look like the little marshmallows as you describe. When I make mine at home by hand, that's what they look like too, small pillows or marshmallows, but I gently rub then up against the back tines of a fork to get the little ridges in them to collect the sauce.
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RE: LoBello's Spaghetti House/Coraopolis, Pa. 2008/12/05 21:14:39 (permalink)
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Originally posted by garcher98

Growing up in Connecticut with an Italian grandmother who taught me how to cook, I agree with the person from Boston about those being cavatelli and not gnocchi! I rolled enough of those on my Gram's kitchen table.


I guess you missed the part of the cooking with your grandmother which consisted in the making of the pasta dough, considering Cavatelli and Gnocchi are two entirely different doughs. Cavatelli being made with flour semolina and water, and Gnocchi is a potato based pasta.
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RE: LoBello's Spaghetti House/Coraopolis, Pa. 2009/02/22 13:10:41 (permalink)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iESOgei-95U

I'm not sure if this is the whole segment that they did on the show (seems like a rather short clip IMO), but here's some YouTube video of it for those like myself that STILL haven't managed to see the Diners Drive Ins and Dives episode.
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RE: LoBello's Spaghetti House/Coraopolis, Pa. 2009/02/23 10:28:38 (permalink)
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Thanks for posting that link.  It was great to see it again.  Curiously, I have not eaten there since the show aired.  I should make a point to go this week.
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RE: LoBello's Spaghetti House/Coraopolis, Pa. 2009/02/23 11:23:00 (permalink)
I just watched the DD&D clip on LoBello's, and I really enjoyed it. I love good old-fashioned spaghetti n' meatballs, so this place is a must when I eventually get back to Pittsburgh ( hope Rose is still there when I do; I'd sure like to meet her. )
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RE: LoBello's Spaghetti House/Coraopolis, Pa. 2009/02/25 01:39:24 (permalink)
I'll be there Thursday evening.    One of my friends just discovered Rose's after seeing the D/D/D episode a few weeks ago.   Since then, I think he's been back at least a half dozen times, and has gotta be getting pretty close to having Rose adopt him :-D   .    So we're gonna meet up there for a last meal before leaving town for a weekend in the Rochester NY area.
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RE: LoBello's Spaghetti House/Coraopolis, Pa. 2009/02/25 01:45:13 (permalink)
nocarolina -   When you get there, chances are that Rose will seek you out and strike up a conversation in between trips to the kitchen.    She is a HUGE part of the charm at LoBello's....the stereotypical Italian grandmother!    Just watch out for her "love taps" on your shoulder.    She's been kneading that dough by hand for many years now, and really built up those forearm muscles.    If you're not prepared, you could easily get accidentally knocked into the walls LOL!
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RE: LoBello's Spaghetti House/Coraopolis, Pa. 2009/02/25 02:13:34 (permalink)
smarchit, many thanks for the warning. I'll be sure to take my bodyguard with me!
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RE: LoBello's Spaghetti House/Coraopolis, Pa. 2009/02/25 07:39:22 (permalink)
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That is really cool that your friend likes the place so much, they have been back so many times.  You are going on Thursday and I am thinking about stopping in tonight.
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RE: LoBello's Spaghetti House/Coraopolis, Pa. 2009/04/09 10:41:28 (permalink)
I hadn't been to LoBello's for months, so Rose's son Ben called to make sure I was still alive and kicking.  There has been a couple of times where we had planned to stop in, but something always came up.  Anyway, we stopped in last night and had another wonderful meal.  I had the chicken parm, Mariton the lasagna and Emilou the fettucini alfredo. 

We got to chat with Rose, her son and her daughter.  The place seems to be doing great business and more celebrities have stopped in.  Sarah Palin ate there during a campaign stop last Fall.  Nothing against Ms. Palin, but I'm still most impressed that Colonel Sanders once ate there.
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RE: LoBello's Spaghetti House/Coraopolis, Pa. 2009/04/09 12:21:51 (permalink)
buffetbuster, You know you are a good customer when the restaurant calls because they miss you
 
 
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RE: LoBello's Spaghetti House/Coraopolis, Pa. 2009/04/09 14:28:00 (permalink)
Just as long as they don't produce milk cartons with his picture on it!
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RE: LoBello's Spaghetti House/Coraopolis, Pa. 2009/05/07 15:13:52 (permalink)
More media attention for Lo Bello's Spaghetti House.  Apparently, Marty Griffin from KDKA radio ate there recently and has been raving about it on his radio show.  And WTAE, the local ABC affiliate, will feature them on the 11:00PM news tonight.

Despite all the attention, it hasn't gone to their heads.  Rose is still just as charming and wondering what all the fuss is about.  And the food last night was just as good as always. 
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RE: LoBello's Spaghetti House/Coraopolis, Pa. 2009/07/08 09:57:23 (permalink)
I saw this on the local news a few nights ago. 
http://kdka.com/kdcountry/LoBellos.Italian.Restaurant.2.1067124.html
Amazing how much attention this great little place has received lately!
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RE: LoBello's Spaghetti House/Coraopolis, Pa. 2009/07/08 10:16:32 (permalink)
You never take me any place good.
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RE: LoBello's Spaghetti House/Coraopolis, Pa. 2009/07/08 13:30:41 (permalink)
I love that they called you. <3
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RE: LoBello's Spaghetti House/Coraopolis, Pa. 2009/07/08 13:35:09 (permalink)
No pizza?
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RE: LoBello's Spaghetti House/Coraopolis, Pa. 2009/07/10 07:56:52 (permalink)
Sorry NYPIzzaNut, I ate there last night and no pizza is mentioned on the menu.
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