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hot italian heroes

doonies73 Mar 20, 2007 03:46 PM

is it possible to get a good hot italian hero in the west village? I'm from brooklyn and to find a good chicken parm, eggplant parm, meatball etc is very hard to come by. If anyone knows of a pizzeria around morton (hudson) that would be terrific!


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    lchang Mar 20, 2007 05:57 PM

    I like Lenny's. A new branch just opened on 9th St. and 6th Ave. Love their chicken cutlet sandwiches.


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      doonies73 Mar 21, 2007 02:35 PM

      thanks. I know lenny's very well and I do love their sandwiches, BUT that's not what I'm looking for. I am looking for italian style with sauce and cheese.....thanks tho

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      billyeats Mar 20, 2007 06:37 PM

      The best place I can think of is Abbondanzas on Bleecker near 6th Ave. Fantastic Italian heroes!

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        doonies73 Mar 21, 2007 02:45 PM

        I Just looked them up. It doesn't seem like they have HOT heroes tho...but it does look good and will have to grab a take menu when I passby this weekend. Do they slice their cold cuts nice and thin?

        1. re: doonies73
          spchang Mar 21, 2007 03:12 PM

          They will toast your sandwiches in the pizza oven if you ask them to. Pesto spread is very good. It's more of the sum of the parts than any individual part that makes the sandwich good.

          1. re: doonies73
            billyeats Mar 21, 2007 06:25 PM

            I really don't think you'll be sorry if you hit up Abbondanzas, and yes, they do have HOT heroes!

        2. csw Mar 20, 2007 09:21 PM

          Faiccos on bleeker

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          1. re: csw
            NAtiveNewYorker Mar 21, 2007 09:25 AM

            Check this before you go. I don't believe they have hot subs...just excellent (A+++) cold subs.

            Lazarra's near Port Authority is a hidden, weird looking, second floor restaurant that lets you take out their terrific subs. Can vouch for the Chik Parm, Meatball, and sausage+peppers.

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            jdmetz Mar 21, 2007 08:58 AM

            Have you tried Tutto Bene right on Hudson between Barrow and Morton. Not the world's greatest heroes, but they'll get the job done. I am a fan of their pizza, however - my favorite in the neighborhood.

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              NAtiveNewYorker Mar 21, 2007 09:26 AM

              I think Rivoli (Hudson and Christopher) beats them by a nose, pizzawise. But I've never had the subs at Tutto.

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                nyebaby37 Mar 21, 2007 02:37 PM

                i know this is further but i think manganaro's (hero boy) is still around...? 9th ave & 30's

                1. re: nyebaby37
                  a_and_w Mar 21, 2007 03:25 PM

                  Hero Boy is still around, but it is not the best option in the area. Much better hot subs at Lazarra's on 38th btw 7th and 8th.

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