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Prince Pasta Kicks Off 100th Anniversary With Mayor Menino, Pallotta Sisters and Food Truck in North End Greenway Parks

It’s Wednesday so it must be Prince Spaghetti Day! Actually, it is the 100th Anniversary of Prince Pasta and the company is holding a month-long celebration with a “Born in Boston” Food Truck and a display of pasta sculptures of Boston Landmarks by Massachusetts College of Art and Design students.

Prince Pasta was actually founded 101 years ago in 1912 at 92 Prince Street by Sicilian immigrants. A factory was built in 1917 on Commercial Street, still known as the Prince Building. Today, the company is headquartered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Mayor Thomas M. Menino was on hand for the kick-off event on Wednesday morning held on the North End Greenway parks. Also joining in were North End natives, Christine and Carla Pallotta from NEBO Restaurant and management from New World Pasta Company. See the Food Truck schedule.

Recognizing the North End history of the company as part of the celebration, Prince Pasta presented the Nazzaro Center with a $5,000 check in support of its community programs.

Prince Spaghetti also recently filmed a new version of it’s famous “Anthony!” TV Commercial in the North End. (See more on the new commercial.)

Photos by Isabel Leon, Mayor’s Office Photography.