Zito’s, the new sandwich shop on 7th Ave in Park Slope, opened last week. They’re still going through some growing pains. but the sandwiches are pretty good. I originally stopped in for a panelle, a sandwich made with chickpea fritters, but they weren’t happy with the batter they’d made the night before and so instead I got the potato and egg sandwich ($6.50), pictured above. The ingredients were well-seasoned, and the bread was well-toasted and crispy at the edges. The only real mis-step was the small container of tomato sauce that was inexplicably cold (and the fact that one of the servers was wearing waaaaay too much perfume. Yesterday I got the panelle, usually $8.50 but for an even $10 they topped it with fresh ricotta. It was an expensive sandwich to be sure, and I wanted to dislike it for that reason, but it was really excellent. Under-seasoned but still somehow savory, it was a mix of soft, crispy, cool and warm. For some reason they replaced one of the tables with a Foosball table, so my dinner was accompanied by the sounds of loud clacking. If they figure out the dining room, and maybe if they lower their prices a bit, I can definitely see Zito’s becoming part of my regular lunch rotation.
Zito’s — 300 7th Ave