History of Manganaro's Hero Boy
It began on Ninth Avenue in New York City in the late 1800's. From there, a family tradition has evolved into one of the City's most talked about places.
There are not many restaurants that can boast on having a 'fifty' year plus background of serving some of the best food in the area and continuing on with the legacy that their family was so proud of. In 1956, with his mother Nina, James Dell'Orto operated the Italian Groceria known as Manganaro's. James decided to take this one step further and got the brilliant idea of doing a hero sandwich that would be the first of its kind and called it the Six Foot Hero Boy. It was an instant success and was the beginning of an Italian-style hero that could feed a party of thirty or forty people. The orders began coming in and Manganaro's Hero Boy began its exciting journey of becoming one of New York's finest eateries.
James and his wife, Bea, had six children and a busy lifestyle running their business and raising their family. Two of their sons, Anthony and James, Jr. work side by side today with their Dad at Manganaro's Hero Boy. With a crew of over twenty employees, they have created a full size restaurant, take-out section and a catering department that can service just about any occasion. Of course, there is a delivery service on hand at all times.
They are proud to be on Ninth Avenue for so many years and to have created a very active and still growing business. Their goal for the last '50' years has been to offer you, their customers, consistently fine Italian cooking, the way their Grandma did it.
So, come in hungry and leave happy. OLD WORLD ITALIAN cooking, the way it should be. That is what we are all about.