Lioni Italian Heroes


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In a Nutshell

  • About 150 Italian heroes
  • Imported ingredients
  • Boar's Head meat and vegetarian options

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Apr 7, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must use in 1 visit. Not valid on Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve or Superbowl Sunday. Not valid for veal sandwiches. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Heroes are known by many names: grinders, subs, hoagies, and—with the intemperate addition of chili peppers—supervillains. But a rose by any other name tastes awful, so today's deal treats you to sandwiches instead: for $10, you get two Italian heroes (up to a $28 value) at Lioni Italian Heroes near Bensonhurst.

Each of the more-or-less 150 sandwiches on Lioni's massive menu is named for a different Italian luminary. Reassemble and devour part of the Rat Pack with a #1 Frank Sinatra (salami, fresh mozzarella, olive oil, salt, black pepper, and oregano, $9) and a #2 Dean Martin (prosciutto di parma, fresh mozzarella, olive oil, salt, and black pepper, $12). The #50 Jake La Motta (hot turkey, fresh mozzarella, and gravy, $10) takes a harder stance against hunger by pummeling taste buds with hot turkey, fresh mozzarella, gravy, and a pound of the weight De Niro put on for Raging Bull. Otherwise, drool lustfully over the #12 Sophia Loren (prosciutto di parma, fresh mozzarella, sweet stuffed pepper, lettuce, olive oil, salt, and black pepper, $13) or share a double order of the #69 Cristoforo Columbo (roast beef, sopressata, fresh mozzarella, sausage, mushrooms, and topping mix, $13) with a like-minded flavor explorer.

Lioni's sandwiches begin with Monteleone & Cammerari Italian bread stuffed full of Boar's Head cold cuts, mozzarella made in-house, and the best ingredients America can import, grow, or procure from the genies found in its mayonnaise jars. The sheer glut of sandwich options can cause terminal indecision, so slow readers might want to review the online menu beforehand to avoid being showered with abuse by the other people in line. Invite David Bowie out to lunch with today's Groupon and prove that we can eat heroes, just for one day.

Not valid for veal subs. Not valid on Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, or Super Bowl Sunday.


New York magazine deemed Lioni's Scott Baio sandwich worthy of its 101 Best Sandwiches in New York list in 2010. Yelpers give it a 4.5-star average, and Serious Eats featured Lioni's Sophia Loren sandwich:

  • Choosing a sandwich from Lioni Heroes in Bensonhurst is a daunting task. The menu lists over 150 heroes all named for famous Italians. – Caroline Russock, Serious Eats
  • Best fresh mozzarella ever. Their heroes are some of the best in Brooklyn… – Lauren C., Yelp

Customer Reviews

The sandwiches are amazing.
Christine S. · December 16, 2014
Just smile :)
Rebecca C. · October 27, 2014
Great sandwiches. Lots of meat and fresh mozzarella. Can't be beat.
Thomas Z. · October 10, 2014
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    7803 15th Ave.

    Brooklyn, New York 11228

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