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Manganaro's Hero Boy

494 9th Avenue, New York City, NY 10018
+1 212-947-7325
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good41%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible12%
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“italian bread” (4 reviews)
“chicken parm” (4 reviews)
“loaf” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
494 9th Avenue, New York City, NY 10018
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by a local. It was fantastic. Veal and chicken parmesean was out of this world. The pasta portions are huge so two adults could even split. Even the mozzarella cheese sticks were great. Fresh cheese and the red gravy...More

Thank Jen A
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Walked here two days in a row after attending an event at the Javitz Center. This place was fun, the couple who own and run it, were warm and inviting. I had the Chicken Parm sandwich and my vegetarian friend had the Eggplant Parm sandwich....More

Thank Charrie63
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...More

Thank AnitaLCPA
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...More

Thank Queensguy730
Reviewed 17 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...More

1  Thank UKstages
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...More

Thank mullitj
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 reviewResponded 19 July 2016

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

Reviewed 22 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 reviewResponded 25 May 2016

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

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...More

Thank bbbob84
Meto K, Owner at Manganaro's Hero Boy, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2016

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...More

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...More

Thank Ladycissy
Meto K, Owner at Manganaro's Hero Boy, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2016

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...More

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:30
11:00 - 18:30
11:00 - 18:30
11:00 - 18:30
11:00 - 18:30
11:00 - 16:00
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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