Guido may be retiring, but Guido’s will remain

Today for lunch, I had my first (and likely last) sandwich made by Guido Sciortino, soon-to-be former owner of Guido’s Pizza and Deli in Rancho Cucamonga.

You see, Guido is retiring at the end of this month after 57 years of serving sandwiches and Italian delicacies.

While I was in the shop, munching on a couple of slices of complimentary salami, Guido mentioned that in the last couple of weeks he has seen lots of people that he hasn’t seen in years come into the deli to wish him well in his retirement.

Apparently, word has gotten around.

However, even though Guido is retiring, Guido’s (the deli) will remain. The new owners, Alex and Marisa Furno, reportedly are keeping the name and adding some Argentinian items with an Italian flair to the menu.

But if you want to say your goodbyes to Guido (the man) you’d better hurry. You’ve only got two more lunchtimes to do so.

Guido’s Pizza and Deli is at 9755 Arrow Route (at Archibald Avenue).

For another look at Guido’s, click here to read David Allen’s take.