Dominick's Italian Restaurant, a community staple in the Crescenta Valley for more than 40 years, has closed and everything — right down to the light fixtures — has been removed.
There is no sign on the door announcing the closure, but a large tear in the awning over the front door is a tell-tale signal to passersby that the restaurant, known for it pizzas, pasta and beer, is no longer in operation.
The restaurant at 2948 Foothill Blvd. was opened by Frank and Carmela Russo in 1970. They had previously operated several popular eateries in New York. In 1969, though, they sold the businesses and moved to La Crescenta, acquiring Dominick’s shortly thereafter.