Legendary L&B Spumoni Gardens Announces New Location in DUMBO

Jun 19, 2019 321

BY: Olivia Oldham

L&B Spumoni Gardens, the beloved Italian eatery in Bensonhurst, has announced the opening of a second location after eighty years of business. The draw? The new spot is just down the street from Grimaldi’s and Juliana’s, two pizzerias with a lengthy and heated rivalry. According to the Post, who first reported the new location, permits to install pizza ovens at 46 Fulton St. were filed in April, though there have been some construction hiccups since. An opening date for the new location has yet to be announced.

Grimaldi’s and Juliana’s pizzerias sit a mere block from L&B’s new location. Patsy Grimaldi, namesake of the original Grimaldi’s, sold the restaurant in 1998 to Frank Ciolli. Ciolli was forced to migrate Grimaldi’s to a location next door in 2011. That same year, Patsy Grimaldi left retirement to open a new pizzeria, Juliana’s—in the same location as the old Grimaldi’s. With the DUMBO location, L&B Spumoni Gardens has placed itself in the midst of a decades-long feud full of lawsuits and accusations.

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SOURCE: https://bklyner.com/

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