Image: G Man in hand.

Last Updated: September 2021

Current Status:  Open Mon-Fri 9:00am-2pm.

Overview:  There is near unanimity about Mangialardo’s.  It is a D.C. institution.  The sandwich to get is the “G Man” that is a classic Italian sub. The other subs to get are whatever you want because they will all probably make you happy.  There are hot and cold options. There is no real seating, it is just a storefront with counter service, and the current generation carrying on the tradition of great sandwiches to loyal customers.


Cuisine: Sandwiches/Salads
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Address: 1317 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003
Reservations: Walk-in

Other Critics/Voices:

Washington Post: Carman’s list of 25 best sandwiches in 2021. David Fahrenthold should have won his Pulitzer for this profile.

Washingtonian: Best of Capitol Hill 2010.

Washington City Paper:  Laura Hayes Fall 2020 Sandwich Guide. 2011 story as the quintessential DC sandwich.

Barred in DC: Perhaps the biggest fan of them all.