After 20 Years, Big Night is Still Big

How Stanley Tucci's film changed the course of the American dining experience.

This article, written by Matt Gross, appears on The Guardian.

How Stanley Tucci’s Big Night helped kick off an American dining revolution

The 1996 film about an Italian restaurant in the 1950s is a ‘cultural milestone’, says Mario Batali – and it foresees the future of the business

There’s this new restaurant you gotta try – no one knows about it yet. It’s called Paradise, and it’s Italian, real Italian, near the water in a little east coast port town a couple hours’ drive from here. The dining room is spare and simple, with a lovely curved wooden bar up front, an antique espresso machine, and charming paintings on the wall donated by some local artist, I think in exchange for dinner.

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