The submarine sandwich, like the vessel from which it gets its name, is slender, aerodynamic, and easiest to devour when less than 18 inches long. Wrap teeth around a perfectly sized sandwich vessel with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of toasted subs, wraps, salads, and pizzas at Fernando’s Cafe.
The crafty sandwich builders at Fernando’s Cafépacked with seasoned, sliced steak, cloaked in a 12-inch tortilla, topped with fresh salsa and pepper-jack cheese, and toasted to a golden brown . Gourmet toasted subs, such as the beef bacon ‘n’ cheddar, are piled high with fixings on fresh-baked bread ($3.99/6”; $5.19/8”), whereas a host of salads––such as the turkey, ham, and swiss-laden chef’s salad ($4.49–$4.69)––can sate cravings for a lighter lunch or comfort a lonely tic tac when dumped in a purse. Sides, including potato and macaroni salads ($1.99), are standing at the ready to augment the feasting festivities, as a trio of fresh-baked cookies ($1.25) awaits to provide the perfect pre-, mid-, and post-meal dessert.
Fernando’s Cafe slings a panoply of satisfying sandwiches and American fare that range from toasted subs and wraps to salads and pizza. Toasted subs include the hickory-barbecue steak deluxe and the tuna-melt supreme, which traps tomato, mozzarella, and basil inside a crisp bread prison. Classic subs such as the philly cheesesteak and clubs filled with turkey, ham, and swiss sate midday hunger, and Fernando’s kitchen masters craft comfort-food combinations by rolling lasagna, curried chicken, or gyro meat into toasted wraps. Fold ‘Ems subvert traditional sandwich expectations by wrapping sandwich toppings in flatbread, creating a half-closed cocoon where chicken-teriyaki flavors blossom much like a blooming butterfly.
963 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222Get Directions