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Monday
Jun152015

Breaking: Zito's Sandwich Shoppe Closes on Fifth, Indian Restaurant Moving In

Some sad news to report via Twitter: The only remaining Park Slope location of Zito's Sandwich Shoppe, which opened its (now-closed) Seventh Avenue location with much fanfare in 2011 and expanded to a second location at 195 5th Avenue (between Union and Berkeley) the following year, has sold its space. Owner Marcello Bucca confirmed that the shop has already closed, and that the owner of the next occupant of the space, a "fantastic Indian" restaurant, will begin renovations tomorrow. 

Those looking for their Italian sandwich fix will have to travel to the only remaining location, which opened last year in Bay Ridge. 

Here is their farewell sign:


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Zito's hasn't been great since the first year they opened. It was a steady slide downhill ever since. They never once changed their menu. It was the exact same sandwiches every time. Once you've tried them all, it would have been nice to have some variety. More often than not, I saw the owner more interested in smoking and drinking with his buddies than keeping the place updated and fresh.

June 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRick

Zittos a is a fucking joke . Just reinforces my idea that Restaurants with the words "shoppe" or "grille" in their name generally suck on principle.

June 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMe

I ate there once and the sandwich sucked, so I never went back.

June 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDonna Hey!

Agreed very mediocre. They never changed the menu and the sandwiches were dry and oftentimes tasteless. You can find better tasting sandwiches in the prepared food section at Whole Foods now. You want a great sandwich? Just wait till Parm opens soon. That's what Zito's should and could have been. I'd also kill for a Court Street Grocer type place. People eat less bread than they used to so sandwiches aren't as huge as they were even 5 years ago.

June 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

I miss Press. I agree with Donna, I did the exact same. and had agita for the rest of the day.

June 16, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterel presidente

Press 195 was SO MUCH better than Zito's! Agreed!

June 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

New Aarapan has been closed for over a week with a handwritten renovations note. This might be the only Indian restaurant on 5th for a number of blocks.
Press 195 had the best fries and pretty good sangria.

June 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEBK

Come back, Press 195!

June 20, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterj

Owner of this place does bad business. Glad to see a second Zito's close in the last 1.5 years. What goes around comes around.

June 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBebop

It's great to see that Press 195 still has love in Brooklyn. We had a great ten year run during the glory days of the fifth avenue revival. We are still open in Queens and Long Island so please visit!

Brian Karp
Owner
press 195

June 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Karp

Every place sucks and is horrible when it comes down to it.

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