Gyro-loving Mattituck residents can rejoice. The owners of Greek Bites Grill & Café in Moriches will open their second location in Mattituck Plaza on Sunday, Jan. 11.
Husband and wife team Spiro and Dimitra Laopodis plan to replicate the Montauk Highway eatery’s menu, which features gyros, Greek salads and spinach pie, among other options, at their new location.
“Everything will be the same, even the prices,” Ms. Laopodis said of the menu. “We are so excited. Words cannot describe it.”
The eatery will open around noon on Sunday, she said, though it could open a later.
After Sunday’s opening the restaurant will be open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8:30 pm.
Patrons can place an order by calling (631) 315-5353. Greek Bites will also deliver to diners within a reasonable driving distance with an order of $25 or more.
This is welcome news for Mediterrean food lovers as those types of restaurants are few and far between on the North Fork.
Greek Bites will be only the second Greek restaurant on the North Fork after Hellenic Snack Bar & Restaurant in East Marion. Turkuaz Grill serves Mediterranean cuisine in downtown Riverhead and John Mantzapoulous has announced plans to open the Mediterrean restaurant Mazi in Riverhead in the location of the former Athens Grill, which was destroyed in a fire in 2013.
“We feel that it’s something the area needed,” Ms. Laopidis told us last year. “And we know there’s a Greek community in the area.”
A takeout favorite for those living in the Moriches area, the original location recently celebrated its seventh anniversary, Ms. Laopidis said.
Greek Bites will be the latest addition to Mattituck, where a number of casual eaters have opened in the past year.
CJ’s American Grill also opened in Mattituck Plaza this year and Lombardi’s Love Lane Market and Ammirati’s both recently opened on Love Lane. And Gula Gula Empanadas will soon open a Pike Street storefront.