The sandwhiches are big, very good and have a lot of food inside! The bread is great. The staff is nice and the service is very quick.
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I saw Defonte's on Diners, Drive-In's and Dives and was not disappointed. Drove by the place and had to take home (2) sandwiches for the road. The chicken parm and Roast Beef were the best I've ever had. You cant ask for a better made...More
My friend and I split the Nicky Special and the Roast Beef sandwiches. Both were very good. The Nicky Special was a bold and bright sandwich with lots of character - a riot of flavours. The Roast Beef was a mellow blend that just really...More
Was staying at a hotel nearby and saw it mentioned on the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives website--was not disappointed--great sandwich, friendly people behind the counter--if you want a good, old-style Italian hero, this is your place.
After a humid stroll around Red Hook we headed to DeFonte's for their acclaimed sandwiches and were not disappointed by either the sandwiches themselves or the theater of their production and purchase. We had a hot pastrami and a roast beef sandwich, 20 bucks -...More
This was our second stop in our food tour of NYC. When we found the place in was a small store packed with people in line. A good sign! We met several NYC Firefighters who were also ordering food. Another good sign because they love...More
The fresh seeded Italian bread was excellent and our sandwiches piled high with meats, cheeses, lettuce, tomato, and their special hot salad (a perfect ratio of bread to fillings). I had the Little Nicky and my wife had the Italian tuna. The seating is limited...More
Defonte's is a local gem in Red Hook and makes all kinds of great hot and cold sandwiches. I had a hot eggplant parmesan sandwich with red peppers. It was made on a deliciously fresh hero bread. I downed it with a cold soda and...More
Good place..friendly stuff..but not the best roast beef sandwich...tried better before...read the article about this place...i wonder if they served him something else...found it good, not great...
Great Italian sandwiches - I had the sausage and peppers and it was better than my Mom's! One of the few places where you can still see freshly roasted turkey, roast beef, pork. Super friendly service, attentive.