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Feb 17, 2010 07:26 AM

Italian Sandwiches like Di Rienzos from Ottawa in NYC

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

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

        1. re: ESNY

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

          1. re: Striver

            I know, i know, the mayo and the harvarti are not italian but that was just a sample sandwich! See the menu:

            1. re: petuniafromhell

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

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            1. re: princeofpork

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

              1. re: Motosport

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

                1. re: smokeandapancake

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

                  1. re: ESNY

                    i remember their potato salad being incredible

                  2. re: smokeandapancake

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