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Lioni's--your favorite sandwich?

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rschwim Jun 30, 2013 09:05 AM

The title says it all...

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    psnative Jul 6, 2013 10:24 AM

    The lack of responses say it all........ Stick to Defontes

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      bobjbkln Jul 6, 2013 11:58 AM

      I disagree. The lack of responses may have to do with the fact that Lioni's has about 300 different named sandwiches, so I doubt whether anyone could have tried enough to say what a favorite was. And maybe Lioni's customers are into these kinds of favorite questions.

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        psnative Jul 6, 2013 12:08 PM

        Like what's your favorite Beatle song?

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          rschwim Jul 6, 2013 12:46 PM

          When I originally asked the question it was because I'd never been there and was trying to narrow things down a bit, not comparing post mortem notes...

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        rschwim Jul 6, 2013 12:46 PM

        You've been to both and prefer DeFonte's?

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          scooter Jul 7, 2013 02:17 PM

          Yeah, before I saw this post I was unaware of Lioni's, so I went and checked it out. And...I will be back! It's an easier trip for me than Defontes, and it obviously has a very deep menu and quality ingredients.

          I got the #99 which was veal cutlet, fresh mozzarella, and "bruschetta", which was great. I liked it better than the #132 which was a little too funky.

          Soooo...THAT'S MY FAVORITE.

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            Sluggo1407 Dec 31, 2013 05:35 AM

            I heard their sausage was very good, so I gave Lioni's another try. Had the sausage with bruschetta (tomatoes, onions, black olives). Very simple and very delicious.

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          sam1 Jul 6, 2013 09:15 PM

          i dont really like the sandwiches at lionis. i just go for their smoked mozzarella and their sausages to grill.

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            rschwim Jul 6, 2013 10:55 PM

            But there's so many sandwiches there... You don't like any of them? Or is it the bread which is with all of them? My son had #125 w. prosciutto de parma, bresaola, cappiocola, fresh mozzarella, basil mix and balsamic and we both thought it was really good. Please tell me why you don't like their sandwiches as I'm no expert regarding Italian sandwiches but trying to learn... Do you like DeFonte's better? What DO you like?

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              Sluggo1407 Jul 8, 2013 07:59 AM

              Lioni's is on Grubhub and they deliver to my neighborhood. I've ordered twice after hearing from old Bensonhurstians about how great it was. I was not impressed either time. I do, however, like their attached meat market. It's reasonably priced and very good.

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                rschwim Jul 8, 2013 08:39 AM

                What sandwich place does impress you?

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                  Sluggo1407 Jul 9, 2013 06:08 AM

                  I make my own.

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            JFores Dec 30, 2013 08:22 AM

            The Sophia Loren's been my go to for about 15 years...

            Mozzarella, prosciutto and stuffed peppers on a massive hero for just under $14. The put about half a pound of prosciutto on the sandwich so it's not a bad deal at all. Quality products with extremely fresh and milky mozzarella.

            I wouldn't order most of their sandwiches to deliver, to be honest. They sog out too quickly and the prosciutto sticks together into a mass of meat.

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