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Villa Napoli Pizzeria Shuts, Restaurant Gutted [Empty in Smithtown]

Local staple vanishes from its West Main Street storefront.

One of Smithtown's most recognizable pizzeria and Italian restaurants has closed up shop, leaving another vacancy in an area where empty storefronts outnumber working ones.

This week closed its doors and practically gutted the 82 West Main Street shop. A visit to the storefront on Friday showed the place had been mostly emptied, with numbered pieces of paper taped to the few fixtures that remained. The ovens and all the dining room furniture was gone.

The answering service for the shop's phone number also seemed to be turned off on Friday.

Denise Fleischmann of We Buy Gold, which she runs right next door to Villa Napoli, said owners emptied out the pizzeria on Wednesday.

With Villa Napoli gone, We Buy Gold is now the only shop left in 82 West Main Street. .

The shop is also right next to the empty building that and .

Villa Napoli had been serving slices and Italian favorites for more than 35 years, according to a . In that article, owner John Imossi did say that his business was less consistent than in earlier years.

DaddyGuru June 15, 2012 at 01:45 PM
I have been going to this pizza place for 35 years ,this was the 4th owner and of all of them the last owners did not have the work ethic or personality and skills to make it work
Susan Castagna June 16, 2012 at 02:44 AM
We thought their pizza was the best in the area since Sorrento left Maple Avenue and moved onto Middle Country Road. Hope they reopen, they are a nice, local couple.
Cathy June 20, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Becoming a ghost town !
Lady L July 27, 2012 at 02:51 AM
pizza was good...the rest was terrible.....I ate there with a group of 4 and we all took about 3 bites of the food and let it sit...20 minutes later the lady who owned it came by and asked if we wanted anything wrapped, we all said no.....wouldn't she wonder why?! we paid and left.....never to return
Sally Chester July 28, 2012 at 08:25 PM
We have many happy memories of dining at Villa Napoli's during the past 20 years. I loved that John and his wife were true to the menu (Veal Verdi, Shrimp Meditteranean, Chicken with Sundried Tomatoes...YUM!) and I could count on my dinner tasting exactly the same every time I dined. John was always pleasant and his wife tried to manage the dining room tables which were never filled, even on the weekends. Thanks for the communion, anniversary and birthday parties! Good luck!

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