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famous Italian sandwich shop in Bay Ridge with over 100 names?

Lynndsey Rigberg Mar 18, 2009 06:54 PM

Hi NY Chowhounds,

I worked on the Scott Baio show a couple years ago and we shot around Bay Ridge/Dyker Heights. Scott took us to a great market/deli sandwich shop that had the most amazing sandwiches. It was a small place, but inside there were names of over 100 sandwiches, all named after famous Italian Americans.

Does anyone know the name and address of that place?

I'm headed back to that area and would love to pick up a really good sandwich.

Also, happy to take any other recommendations for "must eats" for that area including Park Slope.

Thanks so much!

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    JFores Mar 20, 2009 05:48 PM

    Not Bay Ridge, but Leoni's in Dyker/Bensonhurst?

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      Brklynbobby Mar 19, 2009 07:33 AM

      Another good sandwich shop in Bensonhurst is Monte's on Avenue O and West 5th Street. I haven't been to Lioni's but have heard it is terrific.

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      1. re: Brklynbobby
        Wet Towel Mar 19, 2009 08:05 AM

        Right, Lioni is where it sounds like you went. Their homemade mozzarella is probably the best in the city. Be sure to go to their wholesale store a few doors down to the right to pick up some cheese. Amazing.

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        joeyBK Mar 18, 2009 08:23 PM

        its actually in bensonhurst, called lioni latticini at 78th st and 15th ave. some other great eats in the area include villabate alba pasticceria at 70th st and 18th ave, frank and sal salumeria/all around italian market at 80th st and 18th ave, calogero's salumeria at 75th st and 20th ave, and joe's of avenue u focacceria palermitana at ave U and mcdonald ave.

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        1. re: joeyBK
          hhhippo Mar 20, 2009 03:09 PM

          Yes, Lioni's is great (and it's fun to read the sandwich names/descriptions). In addition to joeyBK's other recommendations, I think Royal Crown bakery, on 14th Ave just south of 65th St, still makes the best ciabatta in the borough (along with other great breads). For pastries, I second Villabate: even if you're not hungry, just go to look--the decorations on the pastries are sometimes pretty remarkable.

        2. Caralien Mar 18, 2009 08:20 PM

          can't help with the sandwich place, but some of our very much missed since moving from Bay Ridge included Ninos (Gran Mama pizza), Kimchee Korean Barbeque, & Pho 86

          9110 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209

          Pho Hoai 86
          2171 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11214

          9324 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209

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