Defonte's
Longtime shop for Italian sandwiches
Sandwich · Stapleton · $
The Zagat Review
4.5
Food
2.9
Decor
3.8
Service
 
“Don't eat for a week” before attacking the “two-handed” “Dagwood” sandwiches at these “lip-smacking” Italian sub shops; the '20s-era Red Hook original “used to feed the longshoremen” and still exudes a whiff of “old-fashioned Brooklyn” , while its Staten Island outpost continues the tradition.
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hours Open Today · 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Monday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
location 95 Water Street, Staten Island, NY 10304, USA phone +1 718-285-4310 website defontesbrooklynstatenisland.com directions Get Directions
Zagat Mentions of Defonte's
Google Reviews
4.7
(49)
The sandwiches here are divine. The layer of fried eggplant really makes it sing. The bread is brilliant and the contents are tasty and plentiful. The large will not leave you wanting. I'm going to go eat some more cause it's awesome.
Keith Yu · December 1, 2017
Stopped by there today for lunch. The food is so good They are the kings of sandwiches. Worth the trip from tottenville. The sandwich was so huge i brought half home to my wife.
Tom Peterson · October 27, 2017
Excellent food, haven't had a bad sandwich or platter yet. Fried calamari and shrimp on Thursday and Friday are amazing. Steak pizziola sandwich with mozzarella on toasted hero is my favorite!
Frank Castellano · October 18, 2017