Joe Piscopo, an owner of famed Johnny’s Pizzeria in Mount Vernon, dies

Piscopo and his siblings had been running the iconic restaurant since the death of their mother in 2019.

News 12 Staff

Jan 30, 2021, 9:46 PM

Updated 1,268 days ago

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Joe Piscopo, one of the owners of Johnny's Pizzeria in Mount Vernon, has died. The cause of death was not immediately known.
Piscopo and his siblings had been running the iconic restaurant since the death of their mother in 2019.
Johnny's first opened back in 1942 by their grandfather. The pizzeria temporarily closed after the matriarch's death and when it suddenly caught fire.
"After losing my mom, people were unbelievable," said Piscopo told News 12 in Nov. 2019. "It's like starting all over again. I guess this is our time now. It was my mom and my dad and my uncles before that, and now it's my brother and my sisters and I into something new."


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