Fuhgeddaboudit Food: Lioni Italian Heroes

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Lioni Italian Heroes shop in Bensonhurst has been making deli sandwiches for decades.

With over a 150 sandwiches on the menu, most named after famous Italian-Americans, owner Paul DiSpirito says the most famous has to be the Sinatra.

"The most popular famous Italian-American is Frank Sinatra, and there was some research done, Frank Sinatra loved salami, he loved fresh mozzarella, so we added a little olive oil, salt and pepper and it became a classic," he says.

Dispirito worked at Lioni for 10 years before buying the business.

"We love making sandwiches," he says. "We just love selling sandwiches, I love knowing my customers first names too."

Lioni's also makes homemade ingredients like chicken cutlets and breaded eggplant, all for your Sunday dinner. 

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