"He loved this place," said his daughter, Laura Brankovich. "It's
old-fashioned Italian serving several generations of families."
When Brankovich arrived in the United States, his first venture was
the Golden Deer, a restaurant in Chicago. After Chicago he moved to New
He then came out to Los Angeles to operate the Gaslight Club, which
was a private nightclub in the 1950s and '60s in West Los Angeles.
Several years after, Brankovich bought Monte Carlo, and he opened a
wholesale bakery on the premises.
Brankovich is survived by his wife, Marilyn; son Mark Brankovich Jr.;
daughter Laura Brankovich; and brother Alex Brankovich.
A private memorial service is planned at the delicatessen for family