Famed Italian spot Colandrea New Corner Restaurant in Dyker Heights has permanently closed, Brooklyn Reporter reports. The pandemic factored into the decision to shut down the 84-year-old restaurant, according to the report, but further details about the reason behind the closure weren’t disclosed.
The Colandrea family opened the now-iconic restaurant in 1936 as a one-room pizzeria. It grew over time into a giant, three-room space serving a classic Italian menu of seafood, pasta, and hefty meat dishes including veal and grilled pork chops with hot cherry peppers and potato croquettes, with recipes passed down through generations of family ownership.
In recent years, the Brooklyn mainstay was made Hollywood-famous after director Martin Scorsese shot scenes from Nextflix’s Oscar-nominated film The Irishman inside the legendary spot. The restaurant has also been featured in the HBO show The Deuce and the 2019 film The Kitchen.
The family is now looking for a new tenant to take control of the restaurant space, according to the Brooklyn Reporter.
Colandrea New Corner Restaurant joins a long list of establishments across the city that have made the decision to permanently close as operating costs have become increasingly unmanageable amid the economic crisis brought on by the pandemic.
- BREAKING: Colandrea New Corner Restaurant closes after 84 years [Brooklyn Reporter]