Community Remembers Owner of Iconic Des Moines Restaurant
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Community members are remembering the owner of an iconic Des Moines restaurant. Paul Strome, the owner of Sambetti's, unexpectedly passed away last week. Strome bought Sambetti's from his parents, Sam and Betty Caligiuri, in 1985 and moved it from its original location on 6th Avenue to 2nd Avenue in 1992. Strome's family is the only family to ever own the Italian restaurant and bar.