Iconic Lenny's Pizzeria, featured in ‘Saturday Night Fever,’ closes its doors

The iconic Lenny's Pizzeria in Bensonhurst announced that it would be closing its doors after 70 years.

News 12 Staff

Feb 19, 2023, 11:27 PM

Updated 455 days ago

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The iconic Lenny's Pizzeria closed its doors for a final time Sunday night after serving the Bensonhurst community for 70 years.
One by one, customers filed inside Lenny's Pizzeria on 86th Street.
The line wrapped around the block and customers waited for over an hour -- all to taste their favorite pizza one last time.
Lenny's Pizzeria announced via their Facebook page that it was time for the owner to retire after a long career of serving up Brooklyn's finest.
Loyal customers said it was a bittersweet moment and reminisced about the memories they made at the community staple.
The pizzeria made its claim to fame after being featured in the 1977 film “Saturday Night Fever,” starring John Travolta.
In the movie, Travolta walks up to the counter and orders a double decker slice, which some customers ordered as a tribute to the famed Hollywood actor.
As for what's next for the family behind the counter, they wrote that they will spend time with their families.


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