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Monday, June 10, 2013

Vienna Pub Names Panini Sammiches After Mafia Bosses and Victims of Mobster Slayings #PoorTaste

Italy has complained to Austrian authorities about a Vienna pub selling Panini named after Mafia bosses as well as other sandwiches that make light of Italians slain by Sicilian mobsters.

The foreign ministry said on Saturday that Italy's charge d'affaires in Vienna 'intervened to sensitise' local authorities, including the city of Vienna and the finance ministry.

Italy said news of the menu with its 'poor taste' upset Italians in Vienna and public opinion in Italy.

Naming a sandwich for Giovanni Falcone, a prosecutor killed by a Mafia bombing in 1992 and saying on the menu Falcone was 'grilled' like a wurstel highly offended his memory and is 'unacceptable,' the ministry said.

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