Defonte’s of Brooklyn

Defonte’s has been making the best Italian sandwiches since 1922. I’m obsessed with their eggplant parmesan hot hero and the hot roast beef hero (it has paper thin slices of fried eggplant on it AND the most amazing au jus. I get the au jus in a container to go so that I can savor every single last drop.) This time we also tried the Sinatra Special (steak pizzaiola) — it was good, but I’m just not crazy about peppers. I’ve been going to Defonte’s for the past seven years (it’s close to my office) and I’m definitely fan for life!

Defonte’s of Brooklyn: 261 Third Avenue (at East 21st)


Ready to dig in!


From top to bottom: EGGPLANT PARM, HOT ROAST BEEF (roast beef, fresh mozzarella, fried eggplant, natural jus), and SINATRA SPECIAL (steak pizzaiola, fresh mozzarella)

Defonte’s of Brooklyn