Fettuccine Alfredo was first created in 1914 by Alfredo Di Lelio. His wife was pregnant and had lost her appetite. Alfredo was trying to create a dish that would help restore her appetite. His creativity paid off, not only for his wife, but for people around the world who have enjoyed this dish at some point. “Alfredo of Rome” is the name of the restaurants in Rome, New York, Orlando, and Las Vegas that are named after Alfredo.http://www.alfredos.com/ny.html
Actors Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford dined at Alfredo’s restaurant in 1927; after enjoying the meal they declared him the “king of fettuccine.” From then forward it was a tradition that visiting celebrities would get their photos taken dining at Alfredo’s.http://thisfoodthing.com/2008/12/27/fettuccine-alfredo-history-and-recipe/