I grew up in Bensonshurst Brooklyn and used to frequent a small Italian take out restaurant on 13th Ave and 73 street for Pannelle Specials. In the mid '90's the place closed and I moved to Staten island so I thought my Pannelle days were over. I recently saw an add for Joe's in a local Staten island advertising magazine. I recently went for one reason and one reason only, to see if the Pannelle was authenticate. It was and it was great. My wife and I also tried the rice balls. The rice balls which are made with peas and chopmeat were good but just average. This may not be a 4 or 5 star restaurant but the extensive menu and -yes- those Pannelle Special sandwiches make this place worth a visit.
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