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Park Italian Gourmet
Posted by anonymous on 08/21/2013
I come here for an enormous sub/hero/hoaggie (whatever you want to call it) and without fail, it is always delicious. The tomato sauce on the eggplant parm could use a little more salt but overall, I love this place, I can't complain. It's cash only and it's run by a friendly little Italian man and there are definitely genuine Italians who come to visit this deli (which attests to it being pretty damn tasty!) I love this deli... molto molto buono!
Posted by sarah on 06/27/2012
Soooo goood!!! a traditional no-frills italian sub shop, though I haven't tried the hot stuff yet. the cold deli cuts are amazing! try the roast beef - paper thin, pink throughout, so good! w/pepperoncini peppers and balsamic.
Posted by Joe Shipley on 02/17/2012
Where do I start? Huge heroes, loaded with mortadella, capicola, salami, pepperoni, sopressata, whatever you want. Hot peppers, lettuce, tomato, O & V-- they even have ham, turkey, tuna salad and other (in my opinion) boring items to please the non-Italian-American masses. Cheap ($7) and fast (I eat there almost every day, I'm in there, even when packed, for under 4 minutes every time). Oh, and ridiculously good. These service is very friendly, the hot bar looks OK I guess, but I don't really know, sandwiches are all I ever order. Be sure to pay with a smile and bark "arrivederci" at the kindly old man who takes your cash. I can't say enough how great this place is.
Posted by myklftw on 06/23/2011
The subject of Italian food is very subjective, to say the least. If your family cooked well at home like mine, you've already had the best, and everything else pales. This pretty much applies to any other type of ethnic style food as well. Everything after that is merely an aspirant. Having said that, dont expect miracles, just decent Italian style'fast food' for the lunchtime crowd and made with care. If you need atmosphere or bright shiny fixtures, or wi-fi, go somewhere else.
Posted by Kurt from CT on 03/14/2009
I've eaten here at least a dozen times. Decidedly nothing fancy, cramped, often crowded, seating is marginal. But... the food makes it's all worth it. I have had one "average" experience (on one occasion, the sauce was bland), other than that, definitely above average. I split about 50/50 between the hot meals and the subs / grinders / hero's (whatever you want to call them). I've raved about it enough that my wife insisted I bring her. Fortunately for me, they lived up to their billing. BTW, the wife said the bathroom was clean (never visited the bathroom, but I was a little concerned). The value for the money is just great given the taste. One of my favorites to hit for lunch when in NYC - nah, make that my favorite.
Posted by Larry B on 07/18/2008
It's a remarkable place. Good food, regardless of what you order. I prefer the Italian Prosciutto or the fried calamari which they only have on Fridays. Hot food appears to be made fresh daily, and although the cold cuts are pre-sliced, the place is so busy that they can be assumed to be fresh as well. The front resembles an Italian corner bar equipt with an authentic espresso/cappucino machine and old Italian men arguing over this and that. A truly unique experience with excellent food to compliment.
Posted by Daughter of the Owner on 03/04/2008
Park Italian Gourmet has been around longer than I have. I must say the more I've experienced food in NYC , the more I prefer going to Park to see my dad and grab a bite to eat. I've probably tried every item on the menu, and I can honestly say everything is pretty good. I enjoy the option of creating my own sandwich, and the daily hot food specials are probably my favorites. As for the veal, I'm not a big fan of veal, but I'm almost positive my father wouldn't serve "fatty veal." He's been in the business for 25 years, and I'm pretty damn sure he knows quality! The service is quick and friendly for its fast pace location. There could be more seating, but that's a problem in most restaurants in the area. Customers are better off grabbing their meals to-go in order to avoid the lunch crowd. If you're looking for some great Italian food and you don't have much time to sit and dine, then you should definitely check out Park Italian Gourmet!