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Anyone know of a good eggplant sandwich in midtown? (the closer to bryant park the better.) I'm talking old school - fresh eggplant, not frozen, nice red sauce, good roll.

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  1. Maffei Pizza 6th ave @ 22nd. totally old school. fresh eggplant - check. nice red sauce - check. good roll - check. worth the twenty minute walk from Bryant Park.

    1. This is actually the only thing I recommend at Manganaro Hero Boy -- I really like their eggplant parm.

      1. I've heard Lazzara's (38th & 7th I think) makes a great chicken parm hero...it might translate well to eggplant and it fits the "near Bryant Park" criteria.

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        1. re: JMJD

          Both the chicken and meatball parm heros are great at Lazzara's, I'm sure they do the eggplant just as well.

          1. re: JMJD

            I haven't tried it but agree the chicken and meatball parms are indeed great at Lazzara's. I like that they come on semolina rolls.

          2. I LOVE the eggplant parm sandwiches at Bruno Ravioli on I think 2nd (or maybe 1st) near 23rd street. Definitely one of the best I've had. They're a little heavy on the sauce which translates to poor traveling, but if you tell them to go easy on it then its good to go.

            1. I love Mondello's -- 37th btw 5th & Madison -- they have chicken, eggplant and veal parm heros, baked zitis and lasagna (not a huge fan of their pasta, but I love their eggplant). There is always a line out the door but they are fast (really fast and always hot). YUM.