It’s Joe Tortolano day, as now he gets some pasta…

Date: 16/09/1989

Programme: Hibernian vs St Mirren

Joe Tortolano (and sidekick John Collins) didn’t stop their advertising empire at free tans at the electric beach. The Saatchi and Saatchi of Hibernian also expanded to plugging a pasta restaurant a few pages beforehand…


The good news is Gordon’s Trattoria is still kicking around today. Apparently the previous owner sold cocaine from the premises, and now Gordon is continuing to make a living despite several reviews that say if you don’t eat you get kicked out. Unlike a lot of businesses featured here, we’re glad Gordon has made a go of his restaurant. However, we know he could sell the worst food in the land, but since the immortal endorsement of Joe Tortolano, he’s got a business for life…


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