One of the city’s longest-running Italian restaurants has shut its doors after more than 30 years.

Pizza Stop, on Chatham Lane just off Grafton Street, closed last Sunday after the landlord of the building made the decision not to renew the restaurant’s lease. It is believed that the restaurant is to be turned into a retail unit.

The Terrinoni family, who ran the restaurant, posted on Facebook: “We have been here in Chatham Lane in Dublin 2 for more than 30 years and we have loved every minute. Making amazing pizza and Italian food and bringing the best taste of Italy to Dublin.

“We want to acknowledge everyone who has crossed our doorway and who has enriched our lives. We have loved being part of your lives and we look forward to our next chapter.

“We want to say a huge word of thanks to all our customers, our staff, all our suppliers and our wonderful friends over the past 30 years.”

It is believed that Grace Terrinoni, owner of Pizza Stop, is looking for a new premises for the restaurant.