261 Third Ave., New York, NY, 10010
at 21st St.
By smt on 5/15/2012
Consistently great food -- ordered for a business meeting through their catering site -- food was more than an hour late! I called several times - no explanation, no apology - I had to request that they call the delivery person while i was on hold. Lost half the people in the meeting as they couldn't wait any longer -- very embarrassing. I'll grab stuff here all day long, but will NEVER rely on them for anything bigger than me ordering a sandwich.
By Roach1130 on 2/1/2011
Classic deli. Classic. Freshly made goodness. Roast beef to Chicken parm to Shrimp Parm... wow. All of them are awesome. They need to franchise this place....
By jeffeneubauer on 10/4/2010
I am shocked at "mediocre". I'm going to bet you've only visited once. If so -- GO BACK AGAIN!!! Defontes serves the most awesome amazing heros. I am confident you will rethink your view.
By australianfoodlover on 7/7/2010
While I know Defonte's has a strong reputation, I was not very impressed with the Pork Hero sandwich. Admittedly it was a good value sandwich, by which I mean it was huge and under $10. Other than that, the Pork Hero sandwich was unimpressive: the pork was bland (have they heard of seasoning?); the eggplant too oily; it needed something acidic to cut the heaviness of the sandwich; and the "hot" salad was so underwhelming, to the point it was useless in the grand scheme of things. Based on this famed sandwich, I can see why this kind of joint is famous with truckies, cops etc, because it does pander to those with a less developed palate -- the sandwich relied on sheer size, and fat, at the expense of flavour and creativity to lure in its strong clientele. If you want a sandwich in this part of town, my suggestion would be to go to 'Wichcraft at 11 E 20th St (at Broadway) and get their excellent gruyere and caramelized onions sandwich, or anything there really. The only redeemable thing about this place were the characters behind the counter - they were lovely, and friendly.