Robert Johns found his culinary passion while travelling the world with the U. S. Navy. Upon his return from Vietnam, Bob opened Povertys Pub and the Nook & Cranny, both bars and catering facilities in Bay Ridge Brooklyn. In 1974, Bob and his wife Joanne Marinacci, a Carey High School Graduate, opened and ran the Nook & Cranny, later called the NC Grill, in Franklin Square for 32 years. Bob also owned The Anchorage in South Hampton on Main street. Bob along with his son Rob have now brought the family business to Garden City at the old Centurions Pizzeria location, next to the Garden City Dance Studio, where locals enjoyed meals from 1964 to 28. The Johns family will be joined by a well known neighborhood pizza master and a fabulous chef. Culinary excellence will collide at Avellino's: full service catering customized for any occasion; amazing pizza and specialty pies; panini and heroes; soups and salads; and a large assortment of Italian dishes served daily. Avellinos will also have home-made desserts, domestic and imported cheese, sausage and fresh pastas. Avellinos Pizzeria is named after the province of Avellino, close to Naples, in the Campania region of southern Italy. The main road from Salerno to Benevento passes through the province, making Avellino a key highlight of the route. The Johns family is extremely proud of their restaurant history and is excited to share their next adventure, Avellinos Pizzeria, with you. Make Avellinos a stop on your daily route and it will be the highlight of your day!