There is a new entrant into the highly competitive world of Wilmington roast beef restaurants.
Rizzo's Roast Beef & Pizza opened its doors at 3R Church Street on March 18.
Owner George Rozopoulas said he has been very pleased with the reception the restaurant has received in the first week.
"It's been a grand slam so far," he said.
This is the third "Rizzo's" for Rozopoulas. He founded the chain in Peabody and Salem but has since sold the Peabody location.
The menu features pizza, calzones, subs, sandwiches, pastas and more for eating in, take out or delivery.
Rozopoulas knows his food and service will need to be top-flight to compete with local eateries featuring roast been such as Brothers Roast-Beef & Pizza, Simard's Super Roast Beef, Peter's Pizza & Roast Beef and Greg's Roast Beef.
Rizzo's is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.