Basil Russo honored by President of Italy Angelo's Nido Italia Restaurant October 8, 2023
Basil Russo was formally inducted as a “Knight of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy” by the Republic of Italy on Sunday, Oct. 8. The official ceremony took place in Little Italy at Angelo’s Nido Italia, where Russo was presented with the distinguished Cavaliere title.
Allegra Baistrocchi, the Consul of Italy in Detroit, traveled to Cleveland to conduct the presentation on behalf of the President of Italy and the Italian Minister of Cultural Affairs.
Consul Allegra and Basil Russo
Russo was “Knighted” for his many contributions to promote the image and culture of Italy, and his efforts to develop stronger ties between Italy and the Italian American community.