DeGidio’s Restaurant & Bar was founded by Joe “Kid Bullets” DeGidio, a successful bootlegger during the late 1920’s and early 1930’s. At one point, he operated 12 stills in the St. Paul area.When prohibition ended in 1933, “Kid Bullets” parlayed his bootlegging profits and open DeGidio’s Royal Bar at this same location.
DeGidio’s was a favorite watering hole for many of the most notorious mob figures during Saint Paul’s famous gangster era. Of course, all mob ties were severed many decades ago!
Today, DeGidio’s remains owned and operated by “Kid Bullets” grandchildren as a family restaurant serving fine Italian food at very reasonable prices.