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Italian Sandwiches like Di Rienzos from Ottawa in NYC

petuniafromhell Feb 17, 2010 07:26 AM

Where can i find italian sandwiches, I use to go to this little deli in Ottawa called Di Rienzos and they made the best italian sandwiches, my favorite was 1. TURKEY & HOT CAPICOLLO Herbed Havarti cheese, tomato, lettuce, mayo with spicy eggplant. Any suggestions of where to find a sanwich like this in NYC?

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  1. LeahBaila RE: petuniafromhell Feb 17, 2010 07:46 AM

    It's not in Manhattan, but I'm obsessed with this sandwich shop in Brooklyn called "Lioni's." Here's the link: http://www.lioniheroes.com/hero_menu_...


    1. Motosport RE: petuniafromhell Feb 17, 2010 08:16 AM

      DeFonte's of Brooklyn on 2nd Ave in the 20's for a nice sammich, a nice sammich!

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        ESNY RE: petuniafromhell Feb 17, 2010 08:44 AM

        Mayo? on an italian hero?

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          Striver RE: ESNY Feb 17, 2010 09:49 AM

          It goes well with that old Italian favorite, Havarti cheese. :)

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            petuniafromhell RE: Striver Feb 17, 2010 11:22 AM

            I know, i know, the mayo and the harvarti are not italian but that was just a sample sandwich! See the menu: http://www3.sympatico.ca/tguerra/sand...

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              ESNY RE: petuniafromhell Feb 17, 2010 12:44 PM

              My favorite Italian(ish) sandwiches are at Defontes (21st and 3rd), Lamazou (tiny cheese and sandwich shop on 27th and 3rd) and Todaro Bros. (30th and 2nd).

        2. smokeandapancake RE: petuniafromhell Feb 18, 2010 05:14 AM

          Yea, doesnt sounds very italian to me, but i would also recco defonte's or parisi.

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            princeofpork RE: smokeandapancake Feb 18, 2010 05:54 AM

            The eggplant at Defeontes is fantastic

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              Motosport RE: princeofpork Feb 18, 2010 06:14 AM

              My favorite Defonte sammich is the roast beef, fresh mozzarella and sauteed eggplant au jus!!! My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

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                smokeandapancake RE: Motosport Feb 18, 2010 06:15 AM

                I enjoyed the potato and egg sandwich, mainly because it tasted expactly like my grandmothers..

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                  ESNY RE: smokeandapancake Feb 18, 2010 06:40 AM

                  I'm all about the #34 - roast pork with the hot salad. Unless they have the roast pork with broccoli rabe special

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                    smokeandapancake RE: ESNY Feb 18, 2010 06:42 AM

                    i remember their potato salad being incredible

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                    Motosport RE: smokeandapancake Feb 18, 2010 07:55 AM

                    Potato and egg sammich, my second favorite!!!!!!!!

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