The Syosset family will soon lose their beloved Italian restaurant.
After news broke that the Syosset landmark, to which Billy Joel dedicated his first performance of Scenes from an Italian Restaurant, would close, residents far and wide have been in an uproar.
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"Though Billy's 'Christiano's' reference at his 1976 CW Post concert was no more than an impulsive shout-out to a favorite pizza joint, we, as teenagers, got a big charge out of believing we were hanging out at Billy's "Italian Restaurant,'" wrote Papa Tom.
"I grew up going there as a kid,and now when I go I meet friends there for drinks. It just brought people together," recalled Janice.
Many a red and black Syosset varsity letter jacket have hung from their chairs. Countless families have spent birthdays there. First dates shared a bottle of wine at their tables.
Whether or not it was really "Billy's Italian restaurant," the lyrics rang true to anyone sitting at a Christiano's table. Christiano's has probably been a big part of your life as a Syosset resident.
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