Lenny’s Pizza became quite the go-to pizza spot after John Travolta stepped into the Bensonhurst shop for a double-decker slice in the opening scene of Saturday Night Fever, but after serving the community for 70 years, Lenny’s Pizza sadly closed over this past weekend.
The news was announced in a facebook post that owner Frank Giordano’s daughter Josephine, who worked as the manager, shared on the platform. “It’s bitter sweet to inform you guys that we are closing our doors after so many years. My dad is finally retiring at 77 years old. We thankfully have done very well and felt it was best to close once my dad was ready…We will be closing our doors on Sunday night at 10 PM. Please feel free to come by for a slice,” stated the post.
Frank Giordano bought Lenny’s Pizza in 1988. After running the spot for more than forty years he decided it was “time for him and [his daughter] to enjoy [their] families.”
People came from as far as Long Island to Lenny’s Pizza this past Sunday, February 19, to enjoy just one last slice of pizza and bid their goodbyes. Some people even drove by in cars blasting “Night Fever,” paying homage to the movie’s role in Saturday Night Fever, according to amNY.
After serving their community and beyond one last time, they closed their doors for good Sunday, February 19 at 10p.m.