A 45-year run ends tomorrow at John’s Best.
The Westport restaurant will serve its last pizza (and lasagna) (and salad).
All other John’s Best locations in Fairfield County will remain open.
The restaurant — which opened in 1967, and had the same owner since 1980 — was one of the few inexpensive, sit-down-in-a-nice-atmosphere, kid- and group-friendly Italian places in Westport.
(Barely, though. It was right on the Norwalk border.)
A rise in rent is the cause for closing, owner Dino Avellino said.
But moving a few years ago from a larger, more welcoming spot probably did not help. From that day on, John’s Best seemed like John’s Just OK.