Lenny and John’s celebrates new expansion

Mmm! Danielle Scandiffio, 17, is all smiles as she sinks her teeth into a freshly made slice of pizza at Lenny and John’s, the Marine Park pizzeria which recently expanded.
Photo by Steve Solomonson

There’s more to love at Lenny and John’s Pizzeria now that it’s twice the size — and retro-licious.

The 42-year-old neighborhood staple on Flatbush Avenue between Avenue P and Quentin Road celebrated its expansion on Dec. 14 with half-price pizzas, a stream of well wishers, and high hopes for the transformation, which includes more seating, a wait staff, and brick, steel and granite accents to achieve an old-world look with a current feel, according to one of its owners.

“We tried to make it look like it’s been there a long time, but still keep it modern,” said Jimmy Scandiffio, who has owned and operated Lenny and John’s with his brother Danny since their father and uncle — the original Lenny and John — retired eight years ago.

There’s a whole lot of new, finger-lickin’ items on the menu, too, including assorted seafood, dinners, paninis and desserts.

Customers are keen to welcome a new age of Lenny and John’s on the avenue, according to the pizza man.

“Everybody has nothing but good things to say!” he said.

Reach reporter Shavana Abruzzo at sabruzzo@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2529.

Lenny and John’s has expanded! The pizzeria on Flatbush Avenue has opened a new dining area.
Photo by Steve Solomonson

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