The submarine continues a long-standing tradition of naming boats after food, following in the footsteps of the SS Pinto, the Mayflour, and the Edward FitzFunyuns. Float your tongue's boat with today’s Groupon to Fontano’s Subs's Hinsdale location. Choose between the following two options:
$60 for a catered food package consisting of one large tray of pasta, a tray of 30 meatballs, and a large garden salad (a $123 value)
$5 for $10 worth of subs and sandwiches
Fontano’s Subs stormed the shores of Chicago’s Little Italy in 1960, invading appetites with a delicious armada of hearty, homemade deli delights. Packing a shipload of meats, cheeses, and salads into every sub, Fontano’s menu is teeming with zesty torpedoes of delight that range from 6 inches to a hull-busting 3 feet. The 10-inch Blockbuster stuffs a hefty cargo of ham, salami, capicola, provolone, swiss, and Fontano’s house-jarred hot peppers into a chewy casing of French bread ($7.50). Fontano’s locally famous house-made 6-inch steamy meatball sandwiches ($3.25), paired with a pound of tuna salad ($5.49/lb.), have assuaged sea-shored stomachs for more than 50 years.
Fontano’s catering package, brings a brigade of pasta, 30 meatballs, and an island of garden salad for a feast big enough to feed 25 people ($123), perfect for welcome home parties, going-away gatherings, or competitive chewing competitions.
Ten Yelpers give Fontano's Subs a four-star average:
Over the past 50 or so years, Chicago’s Little Italy may have endured a wave of gentrification, but it still manages to maintain its original charm owing to establishments like Fontano’s Subs. Since 1960, Fontano’s has assembled top meats and cheeses into decadent, hefty sandwiches, including italian beef, italian sausage, and italian meatball. The team behind the counter sides these handheld meals with familiar deli sides including coleslaw, potato, and macaroni salads and Good Humor ice-cream bars harvested directly from the earth’s frozen core. The popularity of Fontano’s has spurred five additional storefronts across Illinois where customers can expect to find the same quality subs as those from its flagship location.