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I need to get some Italian Subs for a party of 30. Any recomandations would be appreciated. Would go to Brooklyn or Queens.

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  1. Two of my favorite:

    Joe's Busy Corner in Williamsburg.
    CitySubs in Park Slope.

    If you do searches in the Outer Boroughs you'll find more information.

    1. Manganaro's Hero Boy on 9th avenue in the upper 30's.

      1. parisi bakery on mott street in l'il italy.

        1. We get all our 3-6 foot heros at Joe's Perette on Smith and about 1st St. in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. It's just off the Carroll St. stop of the F and there's usually plenty of metered parking around, if you're driving. And make sure you all pick up some freshly made prosciutto balls (and probably some rice balls too). They are great.

          1. Faicco's on Bleeker in Manhattan.
            Esposito's on Court in Brooklyn.

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            1. Mario's on Vernon Blvd, same stop on the 7.

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              1. Italian Food Center on Grand
                Alidora(? - old Melampo) on Sullivan

                1. Alidoro on Sullivan between Spring and Prince definitely has the best italian sandwiches although they run around $10+ per (they are worth it).

                  Faicco's on Bleecker between 6 and 7th will save you some $ and give mammoth proportions as well. Only one type of bread though.

                  1. When I worked inside the Brooklyn Lyceum, during lunch hour, I would go around the corner, then maybe two blocks on 5th Avenue, to an Italian deli, across from Aunt Suzie's, that sold amazing heroes. Fresh mozzarella and everything else. They're not necessarily a sub shop, but a meat and cheese place that serves heroes. Anyhow, Matzaball, I would recommend this place if only I could remember the name.

                    Anyone out there know the place I'm talking about?

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                    1. re: Polecat

                      Sounds like Pollio's. They just moved a block north of where they used to be located. I think their best sandwich is the Pollio Special which has ham, salami, mortadello cappicola, provolone, lettuce, onions, homemade roast peppers and special dressing. Yum. (376 5th Ave)

                      1. re: TryThis

                        Are you sure it isn't A&S? Isn't Pollio further south?

                        1. re: Peter Cherches

                          Whichever place was/is closest to Aunt Suzie's - that would be it.

                          1. re: Polecat

                            You are definatly reffering to the A&S Pork Store which is between Carrol and Garfield. It is my favorite Italian sub in Park Slope, although I do like the Pollio sub as well.

                    2. If you want subs go to Joisey. Native NY'ers call 'em "heroes". I second Polio's. I believe the A&S that was near Cucina on 5th by Carroll is closed but don't quote me. You might also want to try the other A&S on 5th Avenue between 86th and 85th streets in Bayridge. You should also decide on which brand meat you want. I'm a fan of Citterrio, Most places use Boar's Head. Boar's Head is good but in my opinion Citterio has more flavor. I believe the Italian food shops in Little Italy use Citterio, or a combo. As a last resort you might want to check if the original Sbarro's on 65th and 18th Ave is still open. I am not a fan of the chain but when I went to the store more than a few years ago I was pretty impressed by the cheeses and meats they had. Can anyone confirm if they are still open and still good?

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                      1. re: bigmackdaddy

                        A&S in the Slope on 5th Ave. is, I believe, very much still there. They make an excellent sandwich, but it's tiny and primarily a meat market, so it may not be the best place to go for a large party. Still, they're really nice people there, so you should call and ask.

                        Another really good place is Defonte's in Red Hook on Columbia (open only for lunch, closed on Sundays). They are only a sandwich shop and are particularly great at hot items -- especially their lovely roast beef hero.

                        1. re: Woodside Al

                          A&S definitely does catering for parties.

                          1. re: Woodside Al

                            A&S is still open. They closed down a few years ago and reopened, maybe under new ownership. The two brothers who own is, Rocco and someone, are very nice. It's a great place.

                        2. Aliodoro is fine, but it's sandwiches are a shadow of what they were when Allessandro was there. Having an Aliodoro sandwiches makes me long for the days of one of Allessandro's overstuffed sandwich creations. Alas. Still, Aliodoro does make one of the city's better sandwiches.

                          Domanick's Deli, 1st Ave. just south of 61st is my current favorite, because I am close to it, there sandwiches are excellent and the price is right.

                          1. Most weeks, I order one three-foot italian hero to get me through lunch for the entire week. People in my office where I work say, "Joe, you're crazy," but am I the one spending $10 a day on lunch? Negative. Then they say, "but doesn't the lettuce wilt?" Here's the thing, though: I tell them to put the lettuce on the side. It's just that I know what I'm talking about.

                            So you should go to D&F Deli in Astoria or Mario's in Long Island city for your "big sando." Mario's is not open Sundays. If you order hotpeppers on either of these "sandos," be ready to have your chest excavated in a painful, surgical procedure a few weeks down the road.

                            1. For something in Manhattan try Crosby Connection. Not exactly your traditional Italian sub (avocado?), but they taste great and it's in Manhattan. I think they will still make a special hero if you ask nicely and call in advance. Of course, traveling out to Brooklyn or Queens will get you the more authetic options, but then you have to lug a 6 foot hero across town. Nothing like smelling like cold cuts at your party.


                              1. Does anyone else like Little Charlie's for Italian Subs? Because I do.