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Lenny’s Pizza Opens Tomorrow

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Sept. 10, 2010 By Christian Murray

Lenny’s Pizza is opening tomorrow and its owners will be assuring their customers a “Taste of Italy in every bite.”

The owners of the business are the Russo brothers, Lenny and Angelo, who have a long history in the pizza business. Their father started working in the business in the 1980s and they are following in his footsteps.

“I want to make this a neighbourhood place,” Lenny said, “where I get to know the customers.” He said he’s very familiar with the area since his parents lived in Sunnyside when he was born — but later moved to Bayside.

The pizzeria is located at 44-08 Greenpoint Ave. This was the former site of El Triangulo Bakery & Restaurant, a Colombian bakery.

“I want to make it as kid friendly as possible by giving out balloons to the local children,” Lenny said. In the future, he said, he would like to hold small birthday parties for young kids. Lenny has a 6-year-old daughter himself.

The prices appear reasonable. A slice will cost $1.85, while a large cheese pie, $12.00. “I want to keep it fair since times are a bit tough out there.”

The pizzeria will provide free deliveries starting Saturday. The phone number is 718-786-8100 and the business has a website with its menu at

The pizzeria will provide everything from Sicilian slices, vegetarian pies, subs, burgers, pastas to chicken and eggplant parmigiana.

Angelo (left) and Lenny Russo (doing last minute work) Photo: QueensPost

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The first time I ordered from there they forgot my order of penne. An honest mistake. When I called them back not only they sent my order but the owner came along for the ride to apologize for the mistake. I have no clue what Bella Rizzo is talking about. Every time I’ve been there the staff has been wonderful and very polite and the owner is like the nicest guy ever. Maybe a competitor trying to stir up trouble. Who knows.


The pizza is pretty good. I’ve also had some of their pastas which were great as well. Prices are reasonable and staff is really nice. Glad to have Lenny’s in the neighborhood.

Bella Rizzo

I tried the pizza it was bland and the owner smelled like smoke and booze. not very family orientated the workers were swearing and being rude.


lenny’s pizza is the best in sunnyside town. i am eating slice every other day it’s best slice only for $1.85. you can’t bit this price in sunnyside.


i try the reg slice pizza was so good and tasty. so good luck lenny
and keep working hard as much as you can


Ordered delivery last night…this is very good pizza – high quality cheese and wonderful thin crispy crust cooked to perfection. Try it soon! Thanks for coming back to Sunnyside – we need you here!


We ordered a pie last night loved the thin crust, was a little dispointed that the pie did not have much taste to it and it need more sauce. I know it takes some time to iron out all the kinks when opening a new place.I know this can be done I have faith in you.Next time I order I’m sure it will be tasty and saucy. GOOD LUCK!

Cathy from Sunnyside

lenny fron lenny's pizza

We are trying to make our place as perfect as possible. The first week was alittle hard but we are pushing toward perfection which is going to take a lot of work.


I stopped in on Saturday. Tried a Grandma slice and a chicken cutlet slice and both were great. Nice interior, too.


Haven’t eaten there yet, but noticed that they have Stromboli on the menu, which might be a first for Sunnyside. I’ve never been able to find it in this area….And now that Lenny’s has opened, can “Oasis” on SE corner of 40th & QB be far behind? That pizza/gryo palace has been under construction since last year!

great news

This is great news! I wish them much luck and hope they do well. I will make a point of it to go there.


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