Meeting Marianne from Little Italy

Abraham Villarreal
3 min readMar 27, 2022
Marianne’s family has lived in the same house for 100 years. She is happy to see anyone she comes across in Baltimore’s Little Italy.

In a small, corner pizzeria, on a regular looking street, surrounded by row houses in the Little Italy section of Baltimore, I met a lady named Marianne Campanelli.

Three of us, in town for a work conference, walked in to have a bite. We expected to walk into a trendy pizza place. There was a bar and only a few tables all along big windows looking over the narrow streets of a neighborhood where Italian…

Abraham Villarreal

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