The great Lanza’s restaurant shuttered in the summer of 2016. It had been in the East Village since 1904 and I miss it.
When we heard that Joe & Pat’s pizzeria would be moving in, it seemed okay. I worried about Lanza’s antique murals, but a peek inside showed they were being preserved under plastic during renovations.
A more recent peek shows the murals have been revealed–and they look good.
In the very back, the lady with one bared breast lives on.
Joe & Pat’s has added two walls of vintage photos, presumably from their 57 years of family business on Staten Island.