If Frank Cuccia's uncle hadn't eaten that plate of Grandmother Rose's spaghetti in front of the customers, Vince's Restaurant might still be a French Dip Stand. Cuccia, the owner and operator of Vince's Spaghetti restaurant said his mother and father, Uncle George and Vince and his Aunt Louise started as a French Dip and orange juice stand over 50 years ago.
Once in California, the Cuccias opened a family sandwich stand in late Summer 1945. Frank Cuccia's father, John, was still in Europe in the Army when Cuccia's uncles and aunt opened the stand. Two months later Cuccia says, one of those uncles happened to be eating a plate of his mother's spaghetti when a customer spied it and asked if the plate of pasta and meatballs was on the menu. It wasn't, but anything for a good customer and a plate of spaghetti was brought in from the family's home. The rest is history.