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Clasped between thick bread slices and dripping with jus, these italian-beef sandwiches are a hearty Chicago classic

About Al's Italian Beef

It was 1938, and America was still in the throes of the Great Depression. To make his already-well-loved roast beef last longer, sandwich-smith Al Ferrari began to slice it extra thin. Clasped between thick italian bread and dripping with gravy, Al's first sandwiches were sold in the neighborhood food stand he co-owned with his sister and her husband. Later, they opened their first eatery in Chicago's Little Italy, where they also served hot dogs, fresh cut fries, and italian and polish sausages.

The popularity of these italian-beef sandwiches has grown exponentially, and today, franchises have popped up across the country, still using the same recipe that was created in Al's kitchen all those years ago.

So what goes into Chicago's favorite sandwich?

The Bread

Al's Italian Beef sources its french rolls from Gonella Baking Co. Hearty enough to soak up gravy without falling apart, yet soft enough to remain pleasantly toothsome, the pillowy bread is the basis for each and every italian beef.

The Peppers

If you request "sweet" peppers, expect bright-green slivers of house-roasted bell peppers. An order of "hot" peppers tops sandwiches with giardiniera, celery, and bell peppers soaked in a a secret blend of spicy seasonings and a Chicago legend. Both bring out the meat's natural flavors.

The Beef

Al's top sirloin, then slices it so thin, you could wear it as sunglasses. It still remains flavorful and juicy.

The Gravy

This is no thanksgiving gravy, but an aromatic jus made from the roasting juices and another secret blend of spices. How much of the gravy you'd like is up to you: "dry" means no extra gravy; "wet" means a little extra gravy; "dipped" means the entire sandwich is dipped into the gravy.

Try it "Da Coach's Way" Ask for your beef dipped with sweet and hot peppers. Hold with two hands and eat!

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12 ratings3 reviews
March 8, 2020
Sorry I couldn’t add a photo, the food was delicious and plus it was gone lmao
20 ratings6 reviews
January 28, 2020
Best beef in wrigley!
36 ratings13 reviews
December 26, 2019
We had Al's deliver beef sandwiches and French fries for our Christmas Eve party. This is our 5th year ordering from them. Their packaging is perfect. So professional looking. Each 3" sandwich is wrapped individually served in a large aluminum tray. Peppers and giardiniera are served in large plastic containers with another container containing extra gravy. They are a big hit with everyone.
5 ratings3 reviews
September 22, 2019
Yum! Great polish sausage and fries. Lotsa mustard, relish, and onions. Good addition of sliced tomatoes. Quick service. Glad we visited.
9 ratings5 reviews
September 15, 2019
Chipotle chicken sandwich is soooooo good! Quick service 👍🏻
6 ratings2 reviews
September 6, 2019
Always good! And very friendly staff
2 ratings2 reviews
July 14, 2019
Simply excellent!!!
19 ratings9 reviews
May 2, 2019
Old favorite.
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Al's Italian Beef

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