It's been exactly four months since Zito's closed the original location of their Italian sandwich shop, on Seventh Avenue between Seventh and Eighth Streets, and owners Marcello Bucca and Enzo Conigliaro have made their next move: they're making a homecoming of sorts, and opening in Bay Ridge.
The owners grew up in Bensonhurst, and modeled the shop, which has another location on Fifth, on the South Brooklyn sandwich shops of their youth. In a Tweet last night they announced that the new location will be opening in a little over a week, at 7604 3rd Avenue, near the corner of 76th Street.
I reached out to Bucca, and he told me that the food menu will be the same, but there will be a whole lot of new perks: they'll be open until 2 AM on weekends, they're serving Stumptown coffee, and beer will be a major emphasis. A whopping 75 beers will be available by the bottle, with six rotating taps. Growlers and quarts will be available to-go, and they'll let you fill your own six-pack with bottles for $25 to stay, $20 to go. There will be two Happy Hours with $4 drafts from open- 5 PM and for the last hour before close, and they'll be offering all-you-can-drink Narragansett for $15 during the day. There will also be four televisions showing soccer.
Bay Ridge is in for a real treat!
Photo via Twitter