#221: Anti-Lockdown Restauranteur vs Gov. Newsom

#221: Anti-Lockdown Restauranteur vs Gov. Newsom

Basilico’s Pasta e Vino has been a staple local neighborhood Italian restaurant in Huntington Beach, CA since 1999, when founder Rosemarie created and introduced her original recipes, and traditional home-style rustic Italian cooking to Orange County.  Son Tony built the restaurant at its current location as a gift to her, a tribute to her dedication sacrifices, and love for her customers and community.  Now in its 21st year in business, Basilico’s continues to serve its food and customers with great care and love.  And today, it is no longer just a restaurant, but a 1776 Tavern where Patriots gather, as they have pledged their business as a ‘Constitutional Battleground’ in the fight against all Lockdown Tyranny.

Three obvious things stand out about Basilico’s Pasta e Vino: the food is delicious, the line-ups are considerable, and no one is wearing a Fauci/Newsom mask. You read that right. No masks allowed. Mr. Roman refused to lock down his establishment since March 19, 2020, and will not permit customers to wear a mask upon entry. His restaurant has remained packed despite a direct challenge from CA Governor Gavin Newsom and the liquor board. 

That decision earned him opprobrium (including more than one death threat) but mostly high accolades from ordinary people who drive from hundreds of miles around who are sick of the tyranny behind the scamdemic.

And everyone is smiling broadly, laughing, and enjoying the rustic Italian cuisine made famous by Tony Roman and his mother Rosemarie.

In this episode, you will learn

  • The real reason why he refused to go along with closing or even limiting his hours
  • The reaction of his cooks and staff
  • Who his heroes are
  • Why he believes other business owners need to imitate his commitment
  • His disappointment at the spirit of compliance to extreme and unscientific measures taken by State governments against their own people
  • How to get his famous “Leave the mask, take the cannoli” merch
  • How he keeps winning in court hearing after court hearing
  • The role played by his Catholic faith in his decision
  • His long term strategy for perseverance



Resources mentioned in this episode

  • Connect with the Basilico’s on their website
  • Make Restaurants Great Again website is here

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