Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Report: Staten Island pizzeria Joe & Pat’s taking over the Lanza's space on 1st Avenue
[Photo from Monday night]
Joe & Pat's, the family owned pizzeria that has been serving up slices on Staten Island since 1960, is opening a second outpost — at the former Lanza's space on First Avenue.
Owner Casey Pappalardo told Eater, who first reported this news, that he and several uncles will be running the outpost and expect to open the 50-seat restaurant with a bar in the next six months.
Eater has more on the pizzeria's thin-crust pies in this 2015 video feature here.
[Image via Facebook/Joe & Pat's]
The state seized Lanza's last July for nonpayment of taxes here between 10th Street and 11th Street.
The old-world Italian restaurant, which first opened in 1904, sat languishing until an auction of its contents on Jan. 5.
Grieve at 4:30 AM