Manganaros

★★☆☆☆
New York City #1 Italian Sandwiches, Featured on Anthony Bordine's "No Reservations"
  • 488 9th Ave

    New York, NY 10018

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  • 212-563-5331

About Manganaros

Hours
Monday 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM Tuesday 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM Wednesday 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM Thursday 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM Friday 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM Sunday 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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Have been to Managaro many times, poked head in today as we were not sure if it was open and the little woman owner came running from the back... we asked if they were open 'cause it was empty and she said--Do you want to eat or do you want company? She was rude and nasty and as we turned to leave, she called us tourists, ( we are native New Yorker's) with big noses (Jews) and yelled at us while we walked down the street.

We will NEVER go there again. Not only was she rude but anti-semetic.

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★☆☆☆☆

Have been to Managaro many times, poked head in today as we were not sure if it was open and the little woman owner came running from the back... we asked if they were open 'cause it was empty and she said--Do you want to eat or do you want company? She was rude and nasty and as we turned to leave, she called us tourists, ( we are native New Yorker's) with big noses (Jews) and yelled at us while we walked down the street.

We will NEVER go there again. Not only was she rude but anti-semetic.

Pros: Used to Be good

Cons: Woman Owner is a shrew

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I used to come here and when I was back in the neighborhood and needed to treat some clients to lunch, I thought this would be fun,. I didn't even mind the prices until I got rude service and poor food. The women are bossy and pushy, demand cash, the place was empty and dusty. That's before the food, My $11 sandwich was on terrible, had very little salami, 2 chunks of cheese with the peel on, and pathetic toppings. For that much money, I expected a classy sandwich and some sort of side. Very irritating and disappointing. I simply can't recommend it to anyone for anything. Even the fun grocery items are gone.

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★☆☆☆☆

I used to come here and when I was back in the neighborhood and needed to treat some clients to lunch, I thought this would be fun,. I didn't even mind the prices until I got rude service and poor food. The women are bossy and pushy, demand cash, the place was empty and dusty. That's before the food, My $11 sandwich was on terrible, had very little salami, 2 chunks of cheese with the peel on, and pathetic toppings. For that much money, I expected a classy sandwich and some sort of side. Very irritating and disappointing. I simply can't recommend it to anyone for anything. Even the fun grocery items are gone.

Pros: None any more

Cons: Rude service, no bang for the buck

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My husband and I stopped in with hopes of taking some italian delicacies home for christmas. We were disappointed to find a nonexistant inventory. we were then dismayed when the woman staffing the place informed us to confine our sightseeing to a museum if we didn't plan to buy anything from her. Needless to say, we were shocked by the abuse, especially given what little she had to offer. her behavior was reprehensible and ruined an otherwise lovely christmas trip to the city.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I stopped in with hopes of taking some italian delicacies home for christmas. We were disappointed to find a nonexistant inventory. we were then dismayed when the woman staffing the place informed us to confine our sightseeing to a museum if we didn't plan to buy anything from her. Needless to say, we were shocked by the abuse, especially given what little she had to offer. her behavior was reprehensible and ruined an otherwise lovely christmas trip to the city.

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I have been eating at NY Italian Delis my whole life and I have never had such a horrible experience as I did at Manganaro Foods & Restaurant. The lady who was working there was unnecessarily rude from the minute I walked in. I asked them to make a basic chicken sandwich with roasted peppers and greens and she snapped "order off the menu only!" There were only three hot sandwiches on the menu?? What kind of NY
deli only has 3 options and won't customize? So I ordered a basic chicken parm and asked if she could put sauce on it and she said.."no only oil and vinegar on sandwiches!!" What?, who does this lady think she is??..I told her forget it..i'm leaving and she yelled "good go make it at home!" She was so obnoxious it was comical, and it's not like they had a good selection of food. Do yourself a favor and don't go here, visit the unrelated Manganaro's Heroboy next door, much better and friendlier.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been eating at NY Italian Delis my whole life and I have never had such a horrible experience as I did at Manganaro Foods & Restaurant. The lady who was working there was unnecessarily rude from the minute I walked in. I asked them to make a basic chicken sandwich with roasted peppers and greens and she snapped "order off the menu only!" There were only three hot sandwiches on the menu?? What kind of NY
deli only has 3 options and won't customize? So I ordered a basic chicken parm and asked if she could put sauce on it and she said.."no only oil and vinegar on sandwiches!!" What?, who does this lady think she is??..I told her forget it..i'm leaving and she yelled "good go make it at home!" She was so obnoxious it was comical, and it's not like they had a good selection of food. Do yourself a favor and don't go here, visit the unrelated Manganaro's Heroboy next door, much better and friendlier.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Rude, Boring Menu, Etc...

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If you are in the area, this place is a must. The sandwiches are good, but the lasagna is off the charts. I was stuck at a Javits Center trade show and unfortunately only had two meals here.

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★★★★★

If you are in the area, this place is a must. The sandwiches are good, but the lasagna is off the charts. I was stuck at a Javits Center trade show and unfortunately only had two meals here.

Pros: Great food and conversation

Cons: You need to like great food and converstion.

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It's rude, nasty, dirty, dusty and should be closed by the Board of Health. NEVER NEVER go there. These women are *itches and should go back to the caves from whence they came. Go next door to Manganaro's Hero Boy. It's a little rude, but hey this is NY.

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★☆☆☆☆

It's rude, nasty, dirty, dusty and should be closed by the Board of Health. NEVER NEVER go there. These women are *itches and should go back to the caves from whence they came. Go next door to Manganaro's Hero Boy. It's a little rude, but hey this is NY.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything

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I went in the other day to buy cookies for friends. I was one of two customers in there. There is hardly any product on the shelves and the cookies were in boxes, not on trays, i.e. it looked like they were delivered and not baked on the premises. I asked the woman (apparently the same horrible daughter that everyone here has encountered) when the cookies were baked and if they are delivered. She ignored me and when I asked again said, "M'am, I'm not going to answer that." Absolutely rude and disgusting to a perfectly reasonable question that was asked with respect. Deserves to go out of business. I am forced to assign this place one star to get the review published. This place deserves negative a billion stars.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went in the other day to buy cookies for friends. I was one of two customers in there. There is hardly any product on the shelves and the cookies were in boxes, not on trays, i.e. it looked like they were delivered and not baked on the premises. I asked the woman (apparently the same horrible daughter that everyone here has encountered) when the cookies were baked and if they are delivered. She ignored me and when I asked again said, "M'am, I'm not going to answer that." Absolutely rude and disgusting to a perfectly reasonable question that was asked with respect. Deserves to go out of business. I am forced to assign this place one star to get the review published. This place deserves negative a billion stars.

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This restaurant was recommended to me by a New Yorker, so I took the subway and walked a long way to get some authentice Italian. What I got was authentic, b**tchy attitude. Apparently, there is some kind of feud between Manganaro & Manganaro's Hero Boy, which is right next door. If you are a tourist like I was, you don't know the difference - same name, right next door to each other. So the first restaurant I saw was Manganaro's Hero's Boy which was closed and then I saw Manganaro's Foods. I thought it was the same restaurant, so I walked in and asked if it was closed (there was not one other person in the restaurant). The lady at the counter answered "Does it look like we're closed?" That's when I should have known to leave, but I traveled such a long way I figured I'd eat anyways. When I saw Anthony Bourdain's picture on the wall I tried to be friendly and asked the nasty lady what he ate when he was there. She answered" I don't know, why don't you go ask next door, but he didn't eat there he ate here." Then she muttered something about being terribly insulted under her breath. At that point I was still confused about what the hell she was talking about but then I realized she was just being a b*tch. The food was okay, not terrible, nothing to brag about though. It was actually microwaved, pretty gross. Not worth the price. If this lady had half a brain she would explain the feud between the two restaurants and make it interesting instead of abusing the only customers in the restaurant. I really wish I would have walked out of this place. Don't go here, go next door for dinner. Don't make the mistake I made. The food is not worth the price or the attitude.

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★☆☆☆☆

This restaurant was recommended to me by a New Yorker, so I took the subway and walked a long way to get some authentice Italian. What I got was authentic, b**tchy attitude. Apparently, there is some kind of feud between Manganaro & Manganaro's Hero Boy, which is right next door. If you are a tourist like I was, you don't know the difference - same name, right next door to each other. So the first restaurant I saw was Manganaro's Hero's Boy which was closed and then I saw Manganaro's Foods. I thought it was the same restaurant, so I walked in and asked if it was closed (there was not one other person in the restaurant). The lady at the counter answered "Does it look like we're closed?" That's when I should have known to leave, but I traveled such a long way I figured I'd eat anyways. When I saw Anthony Bourdain's picture on the wall I tried to be friendly and asked the nasty lady what he ate when he was there. She answered" I don't know, why don't you go ask next door, but he didn't eat there he ate here." Then she muttered something about being terribly insulted under her breath. At that point I was still confused about what the hell she was talking about but then I realized she was just being a b*tch. The food was okay, not terrible, nothing to brag about though. It was actually microwaved, pretty gross. Not worth the price. If this lady had half a brain she would explain the feud between the two restaurants and make it interesting instead of abusing the only customers in the restaurant. I really wish I would have walked out of this place. Don't go here, go next door for dinner. Don't make the mistake I made. The food is not worth the price or the attitude.

Pros: None

Cons: The woman running this place.

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This restaurant was recommended to me by a New Yorker, so I took the subway and walked a long way to get some authentice Italian. What I got was authentic, b**tchy attitude. Apparently, there is some kind of feud between Manganaro & Manganaro's Hero Boy, which is right next door. If you are a tourist like I was, you don't know the difference - same name, right next door to each other. So the first restaurant I saw was Manganaro's Hero's Boy which was closed and then I saw Manganaro's Foods. I thought it was the same restaurant, so I walked in and asked if it was closed (there was not one other person in the restaurant). The lady at the counter answered "Does it look like we're closed?" That's when I should have known to leave, but I traveled such a long way I figured I'd eat anyways. When I saw Anthony Bourdain's picture on the wall I tried to be friendly and asked the nasty lady what he ate when he was there. She answered" I don't know, why don't you go ask next door, but he didn't eat there he ate here." Then she muttered something about being terribly insulted under her breath. At that point I was still confused about what the hell she was talking about but then I realized she was just being a b*tch. The food was okay, not terrible, nothing to brag about though. Not worth the price. If this lady had half a brain she would explain the feud between the two restaurants and make it interesting instead of abusing the only customers in the restaurant. I really wish I would have walked out of this place. Don't go here, go next door for dinner. Don't make the mistake I made. The food is not worth the price or the attitude.

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★☆☆☆☆

This restaurant was recommended to me by a New Yorker, so I took the subway and walked a long way to get some authentice Italian. What I got was authentic, b**tchy attitude. Apparently, there is some kind of feud between Manganaro & Manganaro's Hero Boy, which is right next door. If you are a tourist like I was, you don't know the difference - same name, right next door to each other. So the first restaurant I saw was Manganaro's Hero's Boy which was closed and then I saw Manganaro's Foods. I thought it was the same restaurant, so I walked in and asked if it was closed (there was not one other person in the restaurant). The lady at the counter answered "Does it look like we're closed?" That's when I should have known to leave, but I traveled such a long way I figured I'd eat anyways. When I saw Anthony Bourdain's picture on the wall I tried to be friendly and asked the nasty lady what he ate when he was there. She answered" I don't know, why don't you go ask next door, but he didn't eat there he ate here." Then she muttered something about being terribly insulted under her breath. At that point I was still confused about what the hell she was talking about but then I realized she was just being a b*tch. The food was okay, not terrible, nothing to brag about though. Not worth the price. If this lady had half a brain she would explain the feud between the two restaurants and make it interesting instead of abusing the only customers in the restaurant. I really wish I would have walked out of this place. Don't go here, go next door for dinner. Don't make the mistake I made. The food is not worth the price or the attitude.

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I'm a fairly regular customer for the restaurant and went into the grocery part of the store today since I hadn't been in awhile. When I asked the woman behind the counter if she had Bresaola, she sneered that she had prosciutto. When I asked her how much she was charging for Parmagiano Reggiano, she said $16 a pound and I mentioned to my wife we could get it for $14 in the middle of Pennsylvania. I told her I was sorry and she jumped in with 'you should be'. I'll never go back.

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★☆☆☆☆

I'm a fairly regular customer for the restaurant and went into the grocery part of the store today since I hadn't been in awhile. When I asked the woman behind the counter if she had Bresaola, she sneered that she had prosciutto. When I asked her how much she was charging for Parmagiano Reggiano, she said $16 a pound and I mentioned to my wife we could get it for $14 in the middle of Pennsylvania. I told her I was sorry and she jumped in with 'you should be'. I'll never go back.

Pros: Smells nice

Cons: Poor selection, High prices

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IF YOU REALLY WANT A SLICE OF A REAL AUTHENTIC ITALIAN EXPERIENCE. THE OWNERS ARE TRULLY ENTERTAINING AND A TRUE, OLD WORLD STYLE, NEW YORK ITALIAN FAMILY, WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS! THIS IS THE BEST IT GETS. ITS LIKE AN OPERA, DRAMATIC AND TRULY WORTH WATCHING, THEY TELL IT LIKE IT IS!!!!!!

THE CUISINE, IS ABSOLUTELY THE CLOSEST THING TO STEPPING INTO A VINTAGE GROSSERIA / DELI, IN ANY CITY IN ITALY.

OLD WORLD CHARM AND THE BEST ITALIAN FOOD IN NEW YORK CITY!!!!

I HAVE BEEN A PATRON FOR OVER 30 YEARS AND CRAVE THIER PROSCIUTO, HAND MADE MOZZARELLA AND FIRE ROSTED RED PEPPER SANDWICH.

A MUST SEE PLACE, FOR ME IT IS AN 11, ON A SCALE FROM 1-10

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★★★★★

IF YOU REALLY WANT A SLICE OF A REAL AUTHENTIC ITALIAN EXPERIENCE. THE OWNERS ARE TRULLY ENTERTAINING AND A TRUE, OLD WORLD STYLE, NEW YORK ITALIAN FAMILY, WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS! THIS IS THE BEST IT GETS. ITS LIKE AN OPERA, DRAMATIC AND TRULY WORTH WATCHING, THEY TELL IT LIKE IT IS!!!!!!

THE CUISINE, IS ABSOLUTELY THE CLOSEST THING TO STEPPING INTO A VINTAGE GROSSERIA / DELI, IN ANY CITY IN ITALY.

OLD WORLD CHARM AND THE BEST ITALIAN FOOD IN NEW YORK CITY!!!!

I HAVE BEEN A PATRON FOR OVER 30 YEARS AND CRAVE THIER PROSCIUTO, HAND MADE MOZZARELLA AND FIRE ROSTED RED PEPPER SANDWICH.

A MUST SEE PLACE, FOR ME IT IS AN 11, ON A SCALE FROM 1-10

Pros: BEST AUTHENTIC ITALIAN DELICACIES IN THE COUNTRY!

Cons: NONE

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I ordered take-out of lasagna and penne alla vodka. The service wasn't rude, wasn't unfriendly, just no nonsense, "NEXT". I was disheartened to see the sauce of the penne come out of a bottle. The good news was the pasta was cooked to order, maybe it was cooked partway and only heated up when a customer orders. I know my lasagna went into a microwave to warm up for a few minutes. The lasagna was good, decent portion with big chunks of meat, not ground meat. The penne was so small in portion by comparison.

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★★★☆☆

I ordered take-out of lasagna and penne alla vodka. The service wasn't rude, wasn't unfriendly, just no nonsense, "NEXT". I was disheartened to see the sauce of the penne come out of a bottle. The good news was the pasta was cooked to order, maybe it was cooked partway and only heated up when a customer orders. I know my lasagna went into a microwave to warm up for a few minutes. The lasagna was good, decent portion with big chunks of meat, not ground meat. The penne was so small in portion by comparison.

Pros: Fast, no nonsense service

Cons: Limited seating, penne alla vodka portion tiny

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I went in this place with my girlfriend as I had read about it on the internet and it sounded interesting. One of the daughters (in her 60's) waited on my girlfriend. Just as my date was about to order some cookies the lady behind the counter started yelling at this young boy who worked there. Talked to him like he was an idiot. My girlfriend order the cookies and put a ten dollar bill on the counter. The lady behind the counter looked at my date like she had a third eye in the middle of her forehead and said, "That isn't going to be enough money, these cookies cost more than that". One dozen cookies cost $17. We didn't mind the price but the attitude of the woman behind the counter was just terrible. Even after purchasing the cookies she acted like she did us this big favor for just waiting on us. We left with the cookies but after about one block of walking my girlfriend was so mad she was fuming. She made me promise to write a review on this place. DON'T GO THERE!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I went in this place with my girlfriend as I had read about it on the internet and it sounded interesting. One of the daughters (in her 60's) waited on my girlfriend. Just as my date was about to order some cookies the lady behind the counter started yelling at this young boy who worked there. Talked to him like he was an idiot. My girlfriend order the cookies and put a ten dollar bill on the counter. The lady behind the counter looked at my date like she had a third eye in the middle of her forehead and said, "That isn't going to be enough money, these cookies cost more than that". One dozen cookies cost $17. We didn't mind the price but the attitude of the woman behind the counter was just terrible. Even after purchasing the cookies she acted like she did us this big favor for just waiting on us. We left with the cookies but after about one block of walking my girlfriend was so mad she was fuming. She made me promise to write a review on this place. DON'T GO THERE!!!!

Pros: None that I could find

Cons: Very rude lady

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Right, it was unique, the rudest woman I've ever seen in my life!
My eyes were on the cookies less than 5 seconds, the next thing I knew was we were leaving because of her rudeness. She pointed the door and said "Have a nice day" when she knew that we didn't want to have lunch there. Hello, I was checking cookies! More often than usual, I will buy something if people are nice and friendly, I will feel guilty if i don't buy anything. But for her, no way, I'd rather run as quick as possible to avoid being poisoned.
It's such a shame to have this kind of woman running a place that her dad & her grandfather kept so well for so many years! She is ruining everything! This place will definitely be gone very soon, not because of the bad economy, but THIS WOMAN!

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★☆☆☆☆

Right, it was unique, the rudest woman I've ever seen in my life!
My eyes were on the cookies less than 5 seconds, the next thing I knew was we were leaving because of her rudeness. She pointed the door and said "Have a nice day" when she knew that we didn't want to have lunch there. Hello, I was checking cookies! More often than usual, I will buy something if people are nice and friendly, I will feel guilty if i don't buy anything. But for her, no way, I'd rather run as quick as possible to avoid being poisoned.
It's such a shame to have this kind of woman running a place that her dad & her grandfather kept so well for so many years! She is ruining everything! This place will definitely be gone very soon, not because of the bad economy, but THIS WOMAN!

Cons: Rude woman

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We went to Manganaro's Groceria because like many other people we had seen it on the 'No Reservations' TV show. We had hardly walked eight feet into the store when a sour-faced shrew of a woman pounced on us from behind like a vulture and spat out a curt "May I help you?" We turned around, smiling at her politely, and went on to say that this was our first time here, we had seen them on TV. Before I even finished my sentence, she interrupts me with, "Are you going to have lunch?" I said, "Oh, no, not this time, but w--" I was going to tell her that we live four blocks away and were thinking of getting some of their sliced meats. But I didn't have a chance. As soon as I said we weren't going to eat she replied with, "Then have a nice day," while MOTIONING TOWARD THE DOOR. We got the point and started leaving, and I said, "I guess we never will have lunch here after all. You are rude." Her response? "I just said have a nice day, that's all..." I go, "Yes, while pointing us to the door, ma'am?" And she just shrugged her shoulders and went, "Yeah, well..."

What in the world would possess a business-owner to behave in this manner? Do they expect you to walk in with your cash in hand, immediately stating your business lest you be kicked out? Did she think we were tourists and that since we weren't going to eat, it wasn't worth even letting us browse around (we actually live four blocks away)? Did she have a problem with us being an interracial couple? I simply cannot think of one good reason for this kind of commercially suicidal behaviour. Look, folks, we have all dealt with the occasional crazy person living here in New York. I've been snapped at by MTA employess, ignored by restaurant waitstaff, given a bad attitude by cab drivers--this all flies over your shoulders when you're a New Yorker. But I have never in my life dealt with such a deliberately absurd and disgusting attitude as this woman gave us the other day. When I told this story about Manganaro's Groceria to my mother, who has been in the food service industry for thirty years, even she was left speechless!

To think we walked in there considering given them our money nearly makes me nauseous. Every cent in my pocket is the result of my having sold my time--an irreplaceable commodity--in exchange for that money. When I spend it, I am in effect saying this service or good was worth a small part of my life. It makes me sick to think I even for a moment considered giving it to this ungrateful, rude, and revolting woman. Dear reader, if I may say, Manganaro's Groceria does not deserve your hard-earned dollars. I saw the reviews below of people saying they ordered two $7 sandwiches and were suddenly charged $35 and it made my skin crawl, like yours probably is right now. However long they may have been there, it's obvious they have run their course and the best thing to do now is simply ignore them and let them die off gracefully. There is a reason the TV show segment of 'No Reservations' in which Anthony Bourdain visited this restaurant was called 'Disappearing Manhattan.' Good effin' RIDDANCE.

PS. If you need still more proof, make sure you also check out the reviews of this place over at Yelp.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went to Manganaro's Groceria because like many other people we had seen it on the 'No Reservations' TV show. We had hardly walked eight feet into the store when a sour-faced shrew of a woman pounced on us from behind like a vulture and spat out a curt "May I help you?" We turned around, smiling at her politely, and went on to say that this was our first time here, we had seen them on TV. Before I even finished my sentence, she interrupts me with, "Are you going to have lunch?" I said, "Oh, no, not this time, but w--" I was going to tell her that we live four blocks away and were thinking of getting some of their sliced meats. But I didn't have a chance. As soon as I said we weren't going to eat she replied with, "Then have a nice day," while MOTIONING TOWARD THE DOOR. We got the point and started leaving, and I said, "I guess we never will have lunch here after all. You are rude." Her response? "I just said have a nice day, that's all..." I go, "Yes, while pointing us to the door, ma'am?" And she just shrugged her shoulders and went, "Yeah, well..."

What in the world would possess a business-owner to behave in this manner? Do they expect you to walk in with your cash in hand, immediately stating your business lest you be kicked out? Did she think we were tourists and that since we weren't going to eat, it wasn't worth even letting us browse around (we actually live four blocks away)? Did she have a problem with us being an interracial couple? I simply cannot think of one good reason for this kind of commercially suicidal behaviour. Look, folks, we have all dealt with the occasional crazy person living here in New York. I've been snapped at by MTA employess, ignored by restaurant waitstaff, given a bad attitude by cab drivers--this all flies over your shoulders when you're a New Yorker. But I have never in my life dealt with such a deliberately absurd and disgusting attitude as this woman gave us the other day. When I told this story about Manganaro's Groceria to my mother, who has been in the food service industry for thirty years, even she was left speechless!

To think we walked in there considering given them our money nearly makes me nauseous. Every cent in my pocket is the result of my having sold my time--an irreplaceable commodity--in exchange for that money. When I spend it, I am in effect saying this service or good was worth a small part of my life. It makes me sick to think I even for a moment considered giving it to this ungrateful, rude, and revolting woman. Dear reader, if I may say, Manganaro's Groceria does not deserve your hard-earned dollars. I saw the reviews below of people saying they ordered two $7 sandwiches and were suddenly charged $35 and it made my skin crawl, like yours probably is right now. However long they may have been there, it's obvious they have run their course and the best thing to do now is simply ignore them and let them die off gracefully. There is a reason the TV show segment of 'No Reservations' in which Anthony Bourdain visited this restaurant was called 'Disappearing Manhattan.' Good effin' RIDDANCE.

PS. If you need still more proof, make sure you also check out the reviews of this place over at Yelp.

Pros: Zero

Cons: Hopefully they will soon be gone forever

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I tried to go in to take a look at the store and deli parts of the business and was told that the only way to come and "look" at the store is to buy lunch and if I am not buying lunch then "get out". Apparently, this was the OWNER of the place! When asked if this is how they treat potential customers, she screamed at me to get out and to never come back. I assured her that that is exactly what I will do! She then proceeded to scream at me as I walked out of the store and down the street. At that point, I could no longer understand what she was saying. Every single person I have spoken to since has said that the place is filthy, the food is awful and the service (if you could call it that) is a nightmare. I will never find out.

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★☆☆☆☆

I tried to go in to take a look at the store and deli parts of the business and was told that the only way to come and "look" at the store is to buy lunch and if I am not buying lunch then "get out". Apparently, this was the OWNER of the place! When asked if this is how they treat potential customers, she screamed at me to get out and to never come back. I assured her that that is exactly what I will do! She then proceeded to scream at me as I walked out of the store and down the street. At that point, I could no longer understand what she was saying. Every single person I have spoken to since has said that the place is filthy, the food is awful and the service (if you could call it that) is a nightmare. I will never find out.

Pros: you get to be yelled at by owners

Cons: dirty, expensive & rude

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I work in the area and happened to walk past the place and was curious and wanted to take a look. A woman (apparently the owner!) immedietly and literally kicked my friend and I out because we were only looking. If we wanted to "look" then you have to buy lunch is what we were told. We asked "this is how you treat potential customers?" and the witch kept screaming at us as we gladly walked out. Since passing on this story EVERY SINGLE PERSON I've spoken to who has ever been there says the same thing, it's dirty, the food is awful and watery and the service is a nightmare. If you like to be treated like a fool when you go to spend money, then this place should suit you just fine!

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★☆☆☆☆

I work in the area and happened to walk past the place and was curious and wanted to take a look. A woman (apparently the owner!) immedietly and literally kicked my friend and I out because we were only looking. If we wanted to "look" then you have to buy lunch is what we were told. We asked "this is how you treat potential customers?" and the witch kept screaming at us as we gladly walked out. Since passing on this story EVERY SINGLE PERSON I've spoken to who has ever been there says the same thing, it's dirty, the food is awful and watery and the service is a nightmare. If you like to be treated like a fool when you go to spend money, then this place should suit you just fine!

Pros: If "authentic" is dirty, then this is the place for you!

Cons: all employees RUDE to all customers

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Authentic food in an environment you won't find anywhere else. Equal parts Italy and NYC. Anyone who has a problem with the staff obviously has no sense of humor. My highest recommendations. SB

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★★★★★

Authentic food in an environment you won't find anywhere else. Equal parts Italy and NYC. Anyone who has a problem with the staff obviously has no sense of humor. My highest recommendations. SB

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This place had amazing Italian Sandwiches. I found it weird that there was two places with the same name, but we came in this one. I really enjoyed the food and the company here. I was so full when I left...

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★★★★☆

This place had amazing Italian Sandwiches. I found it weird that there was two places with the same name, but we came in this one. I really enjoyed the food and the company here. I was so full when I left...

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This place is amazing. I went in last week with a friend because she was hungry, now, I am not one to impress but everyone always looks to me when they are trying to find authentic New York places. This is the best italian sandwich meat you will ever encounter on the island. She concurred and you will too. Give it a try I never, ever had a bad one.

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★★★★★

This place is amazing. I went in last week with a friend because she was hungry, now, I am not one to impress but everyone always looks to me when they are trying to find authentic New York places. This is the best italian sandwich meat you will ever encounter on the island. She concurred and you will too. Give it a try I never, ever had a bad one.

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If I could teleport myself from way uptown where I live on a daily basis I would. I can't so I will have to resort to going out of my way when I'm in & around the neighborhood. The breads are fresh and worth the trip. I got an Italian because... ya know, "when in Rome..." As I said, MMMMM, MMMM, Good.

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★★★★★

If I could teleport myself from way uptown where I live on a daily basis I would. I can't so I will have to resort to going out of my way when I'm in & around the neighborhood. The breads are fresh and worth the trip. I got an Italian because... ya know, "when in Rome..." As I said, MMMMM, MMMM, Good.

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I went in yesterday to grab a famous sandwich and I was amazed at the rare Italian products this place has to offer. This is NYC finest. The staff was nice and made me feel like I was at home. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for rare olive oils, cheeses and amazing Italian sandwiches.

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★★★★★

I went in yesterday to grab a famous sandwich and I was amazed at the rare Italian products this place has to offer. This is NYC finest. The staff was nice and made me feel like I was at home. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for rare olive oils, cheeses and amazing Italian sandwiches.

Pros: Authentic Italian Food, Great Service

Cons: none

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This place has HORRIBLE food and even WORSE customer service! The woman here actually CURSED at us because we decided not to buy bread there.. after we tried the food we paid, and decided not to buy extra (because it was BAD) she used more profanities than most people use in a year!!!! I later called up and asked her why she felt she could treat customers that way..I said she won't have many customers if she continues.. she said customers are sh*theads and they will be treated how she wants.. she said that I was ignorant.. followed by several more curses and hung up on me. DO NOT GO HERE if you do not want to be abused and subjected to terrible food.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place has HORRIBLE food and even WORSE customer service! The woman here actually CURSED at us because we decided not to buy bread there.. after we tried the food we paid, and decided not to buy extra (because it was BAD) she used more profanities than most people use in a year!!!! I later called up and asked her why she felt she could treat customers that way..I said she won't have many customers if she continues.. she said customers are sh*theads and they will be treated how she wants.. she said that I was ignorant.. followed by several more curses and hung up on me. DO NOT GO HERE if you do not want to be abused and subjected to terrible food.

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I ate here once quite a while ago and went back recently and found that it wasn't nearly as good. The server we had was rude and the food wasn't particularly good.

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★★☆☆☆

I ate here once quite a while ago and went back recently and found that it wasn't nearly as good. The server we had was rude and the food wasn't particularly good.

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I'm so glad that I stumbled on this place, else I would've never believed that such a misery-filled black hole existed in NYC. The store looks like a museum dedicated to old, nasty food. The women are paragons of crusted-witchiness, the Willy Wonka of spite and vitriol, driven to a life of ire from their own inadequacies. If you want the real nummy food, go next door to the Hero Boy shop and get anything involving the meatballs, which will be served with a smile on bread that is fresh.

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★☆☆☆☆

I'm so glad that I stumbled on this place, else I would've never believed that such a misery-filled black hole existed in NYC. The store looks like a museum dedicated to old, nasty food. The women are paragons of crusted-witchiness, the Willy Wonka of spite and vitriol, driven to a life of ire from their own inadequacies. If you want the real nummy food, go next door to the Hero Boy shop and get anything involving the meatballs, which will be served with a smile on bread that is fresh.

Pros: You get to meet 2 of the nastiest women ever bred

Cons: A peek into history and hell

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when i go out for lunch, i'm looking to eat some good food, not have a conversation with the restaurant owner. this place offers REAL food... unlike the prepackaged same-old sandwich places like Pax and Au Bon Pain. order it how you like it and it's fresh...and they use the best ingredients. smoked mozz..the best deli meats..and try the eggplant parm. please tell me where you can find a better eggplant parm in the city, i'd like to know. i feel like mom just made me lunch. and all the nonsense about the owners is juvenile.. they're there to cook. if you want service with a smile, go eat at McDonalds.

2
★★★★★

when i go out for lunch, i'm looking to eat some good food, not have a conversation with the restaurant owner. this place offers REAL food... unlike the prepackaged same-old sandwich places like Pax and Au Bon Pain. order it how you like it and it's fresh...and they use the best ingredients. smoked mozz..the best deli meats..and try the eggplant parm. please tell me where you can find a better eggplant parm in the city, i'd like to know. i feel like mom just made me lunch. and all the nonsense about the owners is juvenile.. they're there to cook. if you want service with a smile, go eat at McDonalds.

Pros: fresh ingredients. real cooking.

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The woman who works in this dingy place is awful. The reviews here got it right, stay away at all costs and just go next door to Hero Boy where the ingredients are fresh, the prices are reasonable, and service is delightful. Otherwise, go next door to get yelled at, insulted, and fed questionable items. I don't know how they stay in business but I hope it's not for too long.

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★☆☆☆☆

The woman who works in this dingy place is awful. The reviews here got it right, stay away at all costs and just go next door to Hero Boy where the ingredients are fresh, the prices are reasonable, and service is delightful. Otherwise, go next door to get yelled at, insulted, and fed questionable items. I don't know how they stay in business but I hope it's not for too long.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Service

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My son and I recently visited this den of disgusting, dirty and vile women "people" entirely by accident and boy did we pay for our error! We were cursed at, told that they didn't have what was on their visibly posted menu and began to create a scene in their really empty "restaurant" - if you want to call it that. We walked out and went next door (to Hero Boy) where they have a bright clean atmosphere, have friendly people working in the restaurant, make the most delicious food, and welcome you in and say goodby when you leave. How these two (b)witches stay in business, selling obviously old moldy cookbooks and old disgusting products on their shelves only puzzles me. I have no sympathy for them and they deserve each other in their nastiness and vileness. I don't need abuse like that. One Star rating is one star too many for the likes of these despicable people.

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★☆☆☆☆

My son and I recently visited this den of disgusting, dirty and vile women "people" entirely by accident and boy did we pay for our error! We were cursed at, told that they didn't have what was on their visibly posted menu and began to create a scene in their really empty "restaurant" - if you want to call it that. We walked out and went next door (to Hero Boy) where they have a bright clean atmosphere, have friendly people working in the restaurant, make the most delicious food, and welcome you in and say goodby when you leave. How these two (b)witches stay in business, selling obviously old moldy cookbooks and old disgusting products on their shelves only puzzles me. I have no sympathy for them and they deserve each other in their nastiness and vileness. I don't need abuse like that. One Star rating is one star too many for the likes of these despicable people.

Pros: NOTHNG

Cons: EVERYTHING

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Upon entering you think "wow, an authentic old New York ethnic neighborhood place" The problem is that the place has become a dark dirty tomb where a couple of nasty (schizoid) women treat customers (mostly tourists) with absolute contempt and charge high prices for vile, microwaved food beneath the quality of what you would expect from the local neighborhood pizza by the slice joint.

Manganaro's Grosseria should be sold to new owners who know how to run a business, know how to cook and don't despise their fellow human beings.

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★☆☆☆☆

Upon entering you think "wow, an authentic old New York ethnic neighborhood place" The problem is that the place has become a dark dirty tomb where a couple of nasty (schizoid) women treat customers (mostly tourists) with absolute contempt and charge high prices for vile, microwaved food beneath the quality of what you would expect from the local neighborhood pizza by the slice joint.

Manganaro's Grosseria should be sold to new owners who know how to run a business, know how to cook and don't despise their fellow human beings.

Pros: vintage atmosphere

Cons: awful food and nasty rude service

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I liked the old school atmosphere and the people were nice, but it was not very clean and my $14 sandwich had wonderful bread, but very little meat and mozzarella.

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★☆☆☆☆

I liked the old school atmosphere and the people were nice, but it was not very clean and my $14 sandwich had wonderful bread, but very little meat and mozzarella.

Pros: Italian Bread

Cons: Overpriced

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I ordered gnocchi with meat sauce to go. It was listed at $9.95. What I got was gnocchi (still not fully cooked) with marinara sauce and they charged me $11.95! What a rip-off of a place!

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★☆☆☆☆

I ordered gnocchi with meat sauce to go. It was listed at $9.95. What I got was gnocchi (still not fully cooked) with marinara sauce and they charged me $11.95! What a rip-off of a place!

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6 Meats, 3 Cheeses, Great Bread. It's the only thing I order and I'm never disappointed. I haven't had a better sandwich anywhere. (I have never been over charged either)

Sure, the service is gruff, but if you can't take it, get out of New York. The Special is worth it.

2
★★★★★

6 Meats, 3 Cheeses, Great Bread. It's the only thing I order and I'm never disappointed. I haven't had a better sandwich anywhere. (I have never been over charged either)

Sure, the service is gruff, but if you can't take it, get out of New York. The Special is worth it.

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This place is awful. Sure, it oozes old world charm, but what a price to pay. I'm an italian american, better yet, a human being, and am shocked how the people in this place act. The women serving the food charged me $60 dollars for 3 completely average sandwiches. To make matters worse, the attitude and rudeness of the people who ran this place was astounding. I couldn't believe how miserably they treated me and the people I came with. When I asked how much the sandwiched were each, they replied "you do the math". Though it sounds funny, that was only the begining. It was an awful way to spend a few minutes let alone my money... They figured since I looked like I had money, I could pay for it. Avoid this place at all costs. The disgusting people who run this place deserve their miserable existence. Walk in there if you dare, they'll share it with you.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is awful. Sure, it oozes old world charm, but what a price to pay. I'm an italian american, better yet, a human being, and am shocked how the people in this place act. The women serving the food charged me $60 dollars for 3 completely average sandwiches. To make matters worse, the attitude and rudeness of the people who ran this place was astounding. I couldn't believe how miserably they treated me and the people I came with. When I asked how much the sandwiched were each, they replied "you do the math". Though it sounds funny, that was only the begining. It was an awful way to spend a few minutes let alone my money... They figured since I looked like I had money, I could pay for it. Avoid this place at all costs. The disgusting people who run this place deserve their miserable existence. Walk in there if you dare, they'll share it with you.

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The "Hated It" review got it right. The food is OK but the service is horrendous... its really quite weird, almost comical. The people who run this place are the rudest people I have ever encountered at a New York restaurant after living here 4 years... think "Soup Natzi" on steroids (and no laugh track). Do yourself a favor and pick up a tasty dish next door cause these people will ruin your appetite and make you regret coming.

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★☆☆☆☆

The "Hated It" review got it right. The food is OK but the service is horrendous... its really quite weird, almost comical. The people who run this place are the rudest people I have ever encountered at a New York restaurant after living here 4 years... think "Soup Natzi" on steroids (and no laugh track). Do yourself a favor and pick up a tasty dish next door cause these people will ruin your appetite and make you regret coming.

Pros: seinfeldesque experience in rudeness

Cons: worst service ever

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I went here with friends while we were looking around for coffee and a snack during the late afternoon. Gosh, I wish I had known this place was full of tyranical people. I'm Italian--these people embarrassed me. The food was bland. The attitude was bad. No one needs to be treated like they are bothering these store owners by ordering food. Why do they have a store at all if they can't deal with customers??? Weird. Very Weird.

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★★☆☆☆

I went here with friends while we were looking around for coffee and a snack during the late afternoon. Gosh, I wish I had known this place was full of tyranical people. I'm Italian--these people embarrassed me. The food was bland. The attitude was bad. No one needs to be treated like they are bothering these store owners by ordering food. Why do they have a store at all if they can't deal with customers??? Weird. Very Weird.

Cons: EVERYTHING

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Hey, lighten up everybody. If you're looking for a friend this isn't the place. If you want an unfussy, authentic Italian hero on incredibly good custy bread with a Pellegrino or cappucino and some nice Italian cookies for dessert, step into the past and this virtual museum of a deli. You won't be disappointed.

Don't ask questions, just order your sandwich and enjoy. It's not complicated.

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★★★★☆

Hey, lighten up everybody. If you're looking for a friend this isn't the place. If you want an unfussy, authentic Italian hero on incredibly good custy bread with a Pellegrino or cappucino and some nice Italian cookies for dessert, step into the past and this virtual museum of a deli. You won't be disappointed.

Don't ask questions, just order your sandwich and enjoy. It's not complicated.

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The other review was dead on. Come here and you'll prob be yelled at. Don't be fooled by the sweet-looking man in the picture; his daughter (who works behind the counter) is OUT OF HER MIND! When she's not screaming obscenities at her father, sister or help, she's treating the customers like second-class citizens. Upon ordering a small caprese salad, she stated "oh, well the price of mozzarella has gone up". I continued with the order, only to be told that a handful of lettuce, roasted reds would be $7, and adding two miniscule slices of mozz would total $10. I had no choice but to walk right out. Manganaro's food is alright, but the service is nothing short of atrocious...

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★☆☆☆☆

The other review was dead on. Come here and you'll prob be yelled at. Don't be fooled by the sweet-looking man in the picture; his daughter (who works behind the counter) is OUT OF HER MIND! When she's not screaming obscenities at her father, sister or help, she's treating the customers like second-class citizens. Upon ordering a small caprese salad, she stated "oh, well the price of mozzarella has gone up". I continued with the order, only to be told that a handful of lettuce, roasted reds would be $7, and adding two miniscule slices of mozz would total $10. I had no choice but to walk right out. Manganaro's food is alright, but the service is nothing short of atrocious...

Pros: Food

Cons: Service, Service, Service

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if you like getting yelled at go here. i asked the woman at the counter a question regarding price and my food was constantly threatened to be taken away.

"why is this price different the what the menu states?" was the question i asked. since i asked it i was no longer able to buy the food. after i said "i was gonna buy it" she gave me back the food. after i purchased i asked again and was told to give back the food so she could give me my money back. the food amount was small and it was bland and expensive.

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★☆☆☆☆

if you like getting yelled at go here. i asked the woman at the counter a question regarding price and my food was constantly threatened to be taken away.

"why is this price different the what the menu states?" was the question i asked. since i asked it i was no longer able to buy the food. after i said "i was gonna buy it" she gave me back the food. after i purchased i asked again and was told to give back the food so she could give me my money back. the food amount was small and it was bland and expensive.

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This Italian grocery store is known for its sandwiches, among other goods. Untold numbers of Manganaros fans have trod the old wooden floors of the old-fashioned shop. In front, there's a good selection of imported oils, olives, vinegars,…

 

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