Future of local pizzeria Luciano’s Pizza is uncertain

By Maxwell Robinette, Associate Editor

Luciano’s Pizza on Duncan Avenue closed its doors early last month after decades of serving the North Hills.

The main page of the restaurant’s website reads, “Due to the ongoing labor shortages and possible second lock down pending, we have decided to temporarily cease operations at the close of business on Saturday Aug. 7th.”

The post also thanks customers for their years of support.

While the restaurant’s management hasn’t commented to the press, a former employee says that the mood isn’t optimistic, and that the closure could become permanent.

Many supporters of the restaurant have given condolences on its social media pages, posting words of encouragement and hopes for a re-opening.

Luciano’s closing reflects a greater pattern of locally owned businesses continuing struggles throughout the pandemic. With the Delta variant on the rise, the future remains uncertain.

La Roche students may have lost one Luciano’s, but they haven’t lost all options. On the restaurant’s voicemail, they encourage patrons to visit their sister location on Route 228 in Mars Township.

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