Nunzio’s announces closing date: 80-year-old Staten Island pizzeria serving its last pies

Aug 08, 2022 369

BY: Pamela Silvestri

In late spring, word spread that Nunzio’s Pizzeria was up for sale. Now, with the transaction complete and a future owner committed to the property at 2155 Hylan Boulevard, owner Robert Whiteaker announced the historic parlor’s final day of business. “Our last day is Friday — or until we run out,” said Whiteaker on Sunday. He’s not replenishing the inventory. The auction for equipment, furniture and small-wares will be on Aug. 15.

Whiteaker said the new owner of the property will turn it into a showroom for a cabinet factory. Whiteaker is a native Staten Islander who hails originally from Midland Beach. On Sunday from his office, he said, “I have mixed emotions. I’ve made pizza all my life. I like coming here. It’s my freedom.” As a child, he helped his mother and grandmother make the pies.

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