Catelli Duo's Moorestown Mall location — which replaced the shuttered Osteria about a year and a half ago — has closed.
The modern Italian restaurant's general manager, Mark Grika, cited suffering sales in a quiet portion of the mall, across from the Distrito location that closed a few weeks ago.
Mall restaurants hinge their success on retail traffic, and Grika said he said counted nine closed stores in Catelli's wing alone. "It's a ghost town over here," he said.
Yard House, P.J. Whelihans, and Harvest Seasonal Grill seem to be busier, he said.
Catelli Duo's original location in Voorhees Town Center — only about nine miles away — is doing well, he said.
In a statement, Heather Crowell, a senior vice president with mall operator PREIT, wrote: