Billionaire Vincent Viola hosted a bash at historic Brooklyn eatery Bamonte’s on Tuesday to celebrate Mike Piazza’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
But the gathering was also a manly celebration of Italian heritage for about 180 male guests, including Piazza, Leo DiCaprio and his dad George, Home Depot billionaire Kenneth Langone, veteran LA Dodgers skipper Tommy Lasorda, NFL great Franco Harris, 1980s “SNL” star Joe Piscopo, former New York Stock Exchange chairman Dick Grasso and Centurion Holdings CEO and “Jersey Boys” producer Joseph J. Grano.
“Everybody was singing,” a guest said of the bacchanal.
Bo Dietl declared he’d go by his Sicilian mother’s maiden name, Timpanaro, after Langone pointed out, “Your name doesn’t end in a vowel!” (Dietl’s dad was German.)
On a serious note, “It was a celebration for all Italians . . . Everybody got up and talked about their ethnicity . . . going through adversity,” a guest told us.
Steven Maglio also crooned at the event, which started at 3 p.m. and was still raging seven hours later.
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