Reminisce on Mister C’s old-world charm

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Known for its Italian delicacies, year-round Christmas lighting, out of doors piazza and inventive boulevard scenes on partitions, Mister C’s was once an Omaha landmark for many years.


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Did you understand that Mister C’s, 5319 N. thirtieth St., began in 1953 because the Royal Boy drive-in eating place, with carhops? Starting in 1964, Sebastiano (Yano) Caniglia and his spouse, Mary, started increasing it right into a full-service eating place with 5 eating rooms seating 600 other folks. At its height, the eating place may just seat 500 upstairs, 300 downstairs, 100 in the living room and 500 outside.

Along with a lot of members of the family concerned within the operation, Mister C’s had a big and constant cadre of workers. About dozen waitresses labored there for greater than two decades.

Once considered one of Omaha’s best-known eateries in addition to a vacationer enchantment of varieties, the eating place was once so much like taking a travel to Las Vegas. Whether you have been celebrating a birthday, escaping for lunch or attending a marriage within the out of doors piazza, your eating enjoy was once full of old-world charm from the instant you walked during the wood-carved door.

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Let’s reminisce on coming into during the wrought-iron gates, strolling previous the fountain and getting into the superb Omaha steakhouse the place it was once Christmas year-round.

Mister C's Steak House

1989: Yano Caniglia’s ultimate undertaking was once the palatial out of doors lawn, the Piazza di Maria. It was once in-built honor of his spouse, Mary.

Mary Holliday rushes hot plates to their tables. Some waitresses have been their for 14 yearss, others since they were 14. (Laura Inns/Omaha World-Herald) SUMMARY For decades Omahans came to Mister C's to celebrate birthdays and escape for lunch. This w...

2007: Mary Holliday rushes sizzling plates to tables. Some waitresses had been on the eating place for 14 years, others since they have been 14.

Mister C's cutout

2007: A life-size cutout of Mister C’s circle of relatives stuffed a pretend balcony within the eating place’s grotto-like façade. The steakhouse completely closed in 2007.

Mary and Yano Caniglia in Mr C's Steakhouse photo by Mike Kelley/OWH

2007: Mary and Yano Caniglia in Mister C’s Steakhouse.

Mister C's dining room

2007: Mister C’s hosted 1000’s of circle of relatives celebrations for anniversaries, birthdays and different events. Fans cherished the considerable parts and unique decorations.


1986: Mister C’s Steak House.

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1967: At its height, the eating place may just seat 500 upstairs, 300 downstairs, 100 in the living room and 500 outside.

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