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Manganaro's Hero Boy

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494 9th Avenue, New York City, NY 10018
+1 212-947-7325
10:00 - 19:00
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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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95 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We had lunch here a week ago. The meatball sub was very mediocre. The great bread saved it from being bad. There was a surprising lack of flavor, sauce and meat! The homemade potato chips are good..but from our 2 sandwiches, one sandwich had just a few old chips and the other...a large pile of fresh ones. Why?? The Mile... More 

Thank AnitaLCPA
Forest Hills, New York
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a a quick lunch on an off day at an off hour. We shared a bake ziti and each had the grilled chicken small hero with the hearty Italian bread with the terrific tomato sauce and the homemade potato chips. This is a place where the construction worker, the clerks, recent Muslim immigrants (this neighborhood was the... More 

Thank Queensguy730
New York, NY
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

this has been one of my favorite neighborhood casual restaurants for decades. manganaro’s is a longtime hell’s kitchen staple and the originators of the six foot hero (as certified by the outcome of numerous lawsuits with their feuding clan, who used to own a similarly-named joint next door). manganaro's provides good solid authentic Italian fare, even though the price has... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 August 2016

My colleagues and I usually get lunch at "Maggies" 2-3 times a month. Over the last 6 months or so, we've noticed it going downhill. We always get the Chicken parm. I assume they think their customers are stupid because they've been cutting the chicken cutlets in half, if not thirds. I suppose they expect the breading to make up... More 

Thank mullitj
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Super fresh food and a great staff Excellent place to eat, althogh you will feel it on your wallet. About 20 a person. You will definitely enjoy your food though.

Thank dem k
Meto K, Owner at Manganaro's Hero Boy, responded to this review

Hey, Dem. Thanks for enjoying our food so much! We're sure happy you're a fan of what we love to make, and hopefully, we'll have the pleasure of seeing you again soon. Warmly, Manganaro's Hero Boy More 

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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

They have good Heros. I was impressed. They are big good meat and the bread is great. It is right in Hell's Kitchen definitely try it out for lunch.

Thank Mammyssucks1
Meto K, Owner at Manganaro's Hero Boy, responded to this review

Thanks so much for enjoying one of our favorite sandwiches with us! It was, of course, a pleasure to have you over, and we hope to see you again soon for another meaty and delicious meal. Your food friends, Manganaro's Hero Boy More 

Staten Island, New York
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511 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I was working with some friends at the Jacob Javits Center who had been here during the week and suggested we return here for lunch. Nice location, pleasant staff and good food. I had a Mile High Special which includes a lot of the Italian Meats with cheese, roasted peppers, lettuce, tomato, oil and vinegar. I enjoyed it very much.... More 

Thank bbbob84
Meto K, Owner at Manganaro's Hero Boy, responded to this review

All we can say is -- you're awesome! Thanks for stopping by Manganaro's Hero Boy with your friends and enjoying the Mile High Special with us. We look forward to seeing you when you return to us, and have a pleasant weekend! Warmly, Manganaro's Hero Boy More 

Cambridge, MA
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

My daughter lives close to this place and she suggested it. I was a skeptic because I've often ordered chic parm subs only to be disappointed. Well this was excellent. The chicken was crispy and tasted just like it should. The mozzarella was yummy. I highly recommend this place if you want a good sandwich. They serve pasta also. Take... More 

Thank Ladycissy
Meto K, Owner at Manganaro's Hero Boy, responded to this review

You can't go wrong with an excellent chicken parmesan sandwich, so I'm glad you had one here with us at Manganaro's! It sounds like your daughter knows a good sub when she sees one. Of course, we can't wait to have you both back again soon. Have a pleasant week ahead, Manganaro's Hero Boy More 

New York City, New York, USA
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182 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

This place usually has a B rating & sometimes even a C. Last time I stopped in for some meatballs for a quick lunch & it gave me massive heartburn. I've never gone back!

Thank Brian P
Meto K, Owner at Manganaro's Hero Boy, responded to this review

Brian, we're sorry to hear you had such bad heartburn, but we can assure you we cook with the same fresh ingredients every time we make our food. We hope to have you back for another try, though, because we know we can show you a great next time. Thanks for your consideration, Manganaro's Hero Boy More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Stopped in here with two families of four. Full of locals...no tourists, so you know it's good. Awesome pasta, hero sandwiches, chicken parm. Not expensive. Everything home made. Bread a little soft but wouldn't stop us from coming back.

Thank WTVD
Meto K, Owner at Manganaro's Hero Boy, responded to this review

Carbs galore, forever more! Glad the two families enjoyed the pasta, sandwiches, and chicken parmesan and that you recognized the splendor of our homemade food. Hopefully, we can get that bread firmer for you next time. Thanks, Manganaro's Hero Boy More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 494 9th Avenue, New York City, NY 10018
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-947-7325
Manganaro's Hero Boy is home of the original "hero" sandwich. We serve old world Italian cooking the way it should be.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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