So how, 24 years later, did the painting end up in Germano’s Piattini? Well, it’s like this: Marco Minnie, a D’Alesandro nephew, owned the house for years and put the painting on the second floor while the first floor was used as a health center. A few years ago, during renovations, the painting was damaged. Germano Fabiani, a longtime Little Italy restaurateur and art lover, saw the painting and offered to have it restored. He hired artist Michael Kirby to make repairs. The restored painting ended up on loan from Minnie at Germano’s Piattini, the restaurant and cabaret that Fabiani runs with his wife, Cyd Wolf, across the street from the D’Alesandro home. Nancy Pelosi saw the family portrait last fall when she visited Germano’s with CNN reporter Dana Bash. She expressed surprise and relief at seeing it again but did not take it with her. The painting remains in the restaurant, next to a table for six, and tagged with a small sign. “Be careful with Nancy’s painting!” it says. “She will impeach you.” So far, Fabiani says, only one customer found that too much to bear and asked to be moved to another table.