Mozzarella’s Gives Way to Fitzy’s Pub: Same Owner, New Menu

by | Jan 19, 2015

The new Fitzy's Pub, which replaces Mozzarellas.

The new Fitzy’s Pub, which replaces Mozzarellas.

One minute, Mozzarella’s was doing business at 5702 Post Road, then suddenly it was Fitzy’s Pub. Or so it seemed. As it happened, the change had been in the works for a while, said owner Jay Chelo, who calls the change a “reinvention.”

The restaurant has been known for its Italian specialties but Chelo wanted to emphasize other – more American – aspects of the menu. And there are changes to the menu as well. Hamburgers are bigger –now half a pound – and they are serving fresh cut French fries too. Many Italian specialties remain on the menu and the marinara sauce is still made in house.

“We want people to know the restaurant had other choices,” he said. In addition, Fitzy’s has more TVs so patrons can follow all the sports action. What hasn’t changed is the staff. And if you happen to have a Mozzarella’s gift card, no worries, said Chelo. It’s still good.

Chelo and Joe Ribeiro have owned the restaurant for nine years and owns three other restaurants too, another Fitzy’s Pub in Plainville, Mass., and two Mozzarella’s restaurants, in North Providence and Dayville, Conn.

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January 20, 2015 8:42 am

The only noticeable change in the menu was the elimination of my favorite dish – Blackened Haddock.

January 20, 2015 1:45 pm

Used to enjoy Mozzerellas. Good value, good prices. But when the price of your favorite dish goes up $1 every year, and the quality remains so-so, makes you reconsider your options. Fitzy’s has a long way to go if it wants to “reinvent” itself. Most of the times gone in there, relatively empty. The “sports bar” rarely has the right games on. Most of the times have to ask to get a local game put on TV. TV’s on the golf channel or NFL Network reruns over the Bruins or Celtics. Willing to give it a chance but outside of the great staff, don’t see much value here.

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happy in eg
January 22, 2015 12:38 pm

Had some take out from the “new Fitzys”….The outside has changed but not much else…was hoping for a new menu and good cleaning and sprucing up of the inside…disappointed.

January 22, 2015 3:02 pm

Used to go in all the time. Quality of food went down hill. Also the bar area needs a good cleaning. Worst wine pour in town.

February 23, 2015 12:17 pm

Went to Fitsy’s for the first time last night.
We like to go for the chicken dinner on Sunday. They ran out out of chicken for chicken dinner! We were disappointed. We choose other things, they were good. We ordered dessert to go. I had the red velvet cake and my mother inlaw had the Oreo ice cream.
I was VERY disappointed in the red Velvet cake. I LOVE the one they use to have! In fact I would even send other people there if that was what they were looking for. Please bring back the Red Velvet Cake!!!

Sox Fan
Sox Fan
April 21, 2015 8:16 pm

Went there on April 21st 2015 ordered Cajun steak tip salad. It was really good. Would order it again. Waitress was super friendly and very attentive.


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