San Diego in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Madeleine & Vincent DePhilippis
Little Italy Legends
Vincent was born in New York and raised in Naples, Italy. Madeleine was born and raised in Nimes, France. They both came to America for a better life where they met and fell in love in 1922 and later married in 1925. Cooking for friends and family together was a passion they shared, everywhere from the Bronx, New York to West Chester, Pennsylvania. Always in the food business, Vincent was a pasta maker, chef and entrepreneur. In 1948, they finally settled in San Diego, California and opened Cash & Carry Italian Foods, a labor of love. Their strong work ethic, values, and generosity helped shape the budding Italian-American community. With the help of seven children and Madeleine's infectious laugh, the small business grew to Filippi's Pizza Grotto, the success story we all know today. Their children Roberto, Gina, Mary, Vincent, Alfred, Richard and William followed in their parents footsteps and grew the family business. Today the tradition continues with their grand and great grandchildren.
On this day, November 1, 2011, we honor our Father and Mother, Grandpa and Grandma. This is a story of love, hard work, and strong family life, two traditions carried across
Erected 2011 by Little Italy - San Diego - Legends.
Location. 32° 43.423′ N, 117° 10.098′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on India Street north of West Date Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1747 India Street, San Diego CA 92101, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Little Italy Landmark Sign (within shouting distance of this marker); Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Fire Station Number Six (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ferryboat "Berkeley" (approx. 0.4 miles away); “Star of India” (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lane Field Ballpark Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); US Grant Hotel (approx. 0.7 miles away); Balboa Theatre (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
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