Taste the Good Life Gourmet Charity Gala

Bruno and Carol Sammartino Foundation

Bruno and Carol Sammartino Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to helping those in need of life’s basic necessities. Their mission is to help serve those who need food, shelter and services to ease the burden of life’s basic necessities.

A strong man and true champion with a kind heart.

Bruno held the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) title for 12 years, the longest anyone has held the title. He survived a broken neck to fight again. He sold out Madison Square Garden 187 times. He was a good example to us all. “I had my issues with wrestling and the drug use, the profanity, nudity and vulgarity, all of that stuff bothered me tremendously because I spent a quarter of a century in the business,” said Sammartino. Bruno died in the Spring of 2018.

Sammartino miraculously survived World War II. His Italian village was overrun and his family escaped to the mountains.

He knew what it was like to be homeless and hungry.

Bruno and Carol Sammartino were married in 1959.

Known for his powerful bearhug, he was a true sportsman and one of Pittsburgh’s sports heroes.

Credits:, CBS


Joey Disalvo started the Taste the Good Life Charity Gala as a gourmet, five course dinner for a select group of  food and wine aficionados in 1992. The bi-annual event is  now a sumptuous gala with food stations throughout the restaurant which offer the best of food, wine, spirits, desserts,  very fine cigars as well as entertainment, raffles and silent and live auctions. The DiSalvo family saw the event as an opportunity to give back from their success. Many of the most worthy Western PA charities have been the beneficiaries of the Taste the Good Life proceeds.  Come with your friends and enjoy the best of the Good Life and be a part of this grand tradition.

DiSalvo’s Station Restaurant is a registered National Historic Landmark.