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Ristorante Ottaviani Introduces Don Corleone Vodka

July 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Saturday, July 16, Ristorante Ottaviani is making an offer you can’t refuse. Selected by Don Corleone Brand to introduce the new Don Corleone Organic Italian Vodka to the region, the popular Italian restaurant will be hosting a Godfather evening.

Russo will be at Ristorante Ottaviani on Saturday, July 16 from 7 – 10 pm. He will tell stories about the making of The Godfather and sign bottles of the vodka. The vodka was previously released with great success in New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington, DC and, now in Maryland. Ristorante Ottaviani will feature special martinis at both the indoor bar, as well as, an outdoor bar.

“We are very honored to have been selected to introduce the Don Corleone vodka to the area,” commented Tony Ottaviani, manager of the restaurant. “And we are extremely honored to have actor, Gianni Russo be our guest.” Weather permitting, the restaurant plans to show the movie, The Godfather, outside on the patio.

Gianni Russo, who played Carlo Rizzi in the movie, The Godfather, is the spokesperson for Don Corleone vodka, a four-times distilled USDA-certified organic vodka made with natural spring water from the Italian Alps. Don Corleone is produced by Distillerie Francoli in Ghemme, Italy.

Russo, who won his role in The Godfather in a screen test, went on to appear in more than 40 movies, including Any Given Sunday, The Freshman, Rush Hour 2 and Seabiscuit. He began working in the wine business 25 years ago and introduced his Gianni Russo Wines nationally in 2009.

A Godfather trivia contest is being played on Ristorante Ottaviani’s facebook page. Daily winners will receive a free martini at the July 16 event. For more information or reservations, call 301-722-0052. Ristorante Ottaviani is located at 25 N. Centre Street, Downtown Cumberland, MD.


July 16, 2016
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm