Mahony's Po-Boy Shop

3454 Magazine St., 899-3374

Burly meatballs bask in red sauce strong on garlic.

Johnny's Po-Boys

511 St. Louis St., 524-8129

Order a sausage and beef Judge Bosetta special with tomato sauce.

Sam's Food Store

260 Brooklyn Ave., Jefferson, 835-0689

This backstreet institution serves big veal Parmesan po-boys.

Liuzza's Restaurant

3636 Bienville St., 482-9120

The muffuletta is transformed into the house special Frenchuletta, served on po-boy bread.

DiCristina's Italian & Seafood Restaurant

810 N. Columbia St., Suite C, Covington, (985) 875-0160

The dark-fried, seasoned crust sets this chicken Parmesan sandwich apart.