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Fontano Foods

University Village / Little Italy
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1058 W Polk St, Chicago, IL 60607-3415
+1 312-421-4474
10:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 19:00
Sat 10:00 - 15:00
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Kansas City, Missouri
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I used to live in Oak Park and explored around the town. I saw this little corner grocery store in the middle of an old residential neighborhood near UIC. Luckily there was a parking spot right by the door. (Later I found that that is where the police park to get their sub) Inside it is like a small grocery... More 

Thank swnicholson
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I have visited this iconic Chicago sub shop since 1976...one of the best in this City. Originally a small grocery store but not essentially sole focus is their Deli. Get the Corned Beef/Provolone & Giardinara...the best!

Thank larkin2016
Park Ridge, Illinois
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118 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

The only place I've had sandwiches this good was in the Latin quarter of Paris. Ham with salami and provolone cheese is my favorite.

Thank Robert W
Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The best subs in town! Great Italian deli selections and great service. The Big Al and Wise Guy are great cold sandwiches, but don't miss the great meatball sub with provolone.

Thank Mike Y
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

This was a great little store right around the block from our hotel. We were amazed for a small store it had everything you wanted.

Thank OhioWeliketotravel
Chicago, Illinois
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157 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Family run, neighborhood sub sandwich place. Order one from the menu or create your own. Absolutely delicious.

Thank joshua916
Benton Harbor, Michigan
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Unbelievable subs, made to order. Everything fresh and about as Italian as you can get. Don't take my word for it, just take a look at the line of cops and firemen waiting to order lunch any day of the week!

Thank ThreeDogDad
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2013

The owner Neil takes great pride in the place. Great subs Fantastic bread. I always bring some home and freeze it every time I visit here. And they sell the worlds best Hot pepper relish. I bought a case of it to fly home with. It is the best on your homemade sandwiches. Olive oil and hot pepper mix. It's... More 

1 Thank OhioWeliketotravel
Maplewood, Minnesota
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2012 via mobile

Great food, nice selection of sandwiches. I really like the way they have the menu on a chalk board. Ordering is easy. Service is fast and its friendly kids that work there. Love family business.

Thank Emcclain78
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140 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2012

Went here based on recommendations. Had the meatball sub based on reviews below. The tiny little restaurant on the south loop was crowded and felt dirty. We ordered and squeezed in. Didn't care for the bread or the meatballs. Disappointed. Won't go back. Subway is better (which is crazy).

Thank madtowngrl

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1058 W Polk St, Chicago, IL 60607-3415
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > University Village / Little Italy
  • Neighbourhood: University Village / Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 312-421-4474

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?