Big Night Movie

Big Night: The Inspiration for our Timpano Recipe

Big Night: Timpano scene (Rated R for language)

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The Big Night movie is a bittersweet story of two Italian immigrant brothers who move to the New Jersey shore. There, they open their dream restaurant, Paradise. Much to the frustration of Primo, the elder brother and chef, their Old-World delicacies don’t translate to the American palate.

The restaurant is on the brink of failure.

Then, an opportunity arises to host the famous Italian-American bandleader Louis Prima at the restaurant. Secondo, the younger brother and restaurant manager, jumps at the chance. With the hope that a “big night” at the restaurant will turn things around, the brothers pour everything into the menu. The result is a culinary adventure you’ll never forget.

Big Night Timpano

Big Night is a true treat for food lovers and movie fans. It’s also where we first saw Timpano. We were intrigued. We searched the internet looking for Timpano recipes. And it’s through that research and many yummy years of testing, adapting, and revising that our Timpano recipe came to be.

About the Movie: Big Night

Joseph Tropiano and Stanley Tucci co-wrote the movie. Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci directed the film. David Kirkpatrick and Jonathan Filley produced it. The cast includes Minnie Driver, Ian Holm, Isabella Rossellini, Campbell Scott, Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci and more. And, Marc Anthony makes his acting debut in the movie.

The movie was released in 1996. It is 107 minutes.

So if you haven’t seen the movie yet, you can buy the movie or stream on Prime Video.