4 Must-Visit Italian Delis in the D

By: Michael Fossbakk | October 24, 2016

Who doesn’t love a good sandwich? The folks at these four fine establishments sure do! Metro Detroit has plenty of great Italian delis that have perfected the art of making sandwiches and other Italian delights. Here’s a few we think are worth checking out!

Liberati’s Italian Deli & Bakery

Located in Allen Park, Liberati’s Italian Deli & Bakery serves not only fresh subs but hot, flavorful pizzas and other hot food items, as well. You can also purchase “you-bake items,” like pizza and lasagna, which are bought cold/frozen at the store and then taken home to be prepared at a later time. If you’re planning an event, Liberati’s also has food trays and catering options.

Gonella’s

With its original location in southwest Detroit and a second location inside La Cantina Market in Dearborn, Gonella’s has been preparing fresh, made-to-order subs for customers for over 75 years. In the Dearborn location, Gonella’s makes fresh Italian sausage every day. There is also a full deli counter with plenty of meats and cheeses to choose from. And don’t forget to ask them about their catering options, if you’re planning a party or event.

Ventimiglia Italian Foods

Want great subs from an Italian deli that has been doing it for more than 60 years? Look no further than Ventimiglia Italian Foods in Sterling Heights. With tons of sub sandwiches on the menu, plus weekly specials and even catering options, Ventimiglia Italian Foods brings fresh Italian cuisine to the masses of metro Detroit. And, if you’re in a hurry, Ventimiglia offers a carry-out option, so you can call your order in and pick it up when it’s ready.

Cantoro Italian Market

Cantoro Italian Market has a bit of a leg up on the others in this list, with a full bakery, banquet events, gift baskets and more. Looking for new kitchenware? How about a wide selection of wine and beer? In addition to the essential Italian deli options, like sub sandwiches, meats and cheeses, Cantoro has everything and more. You might wander in with a meat & cheese tray in mind for your upcoming party, but we won’t say anything if you accidentally happen to wander over to the bakery and pick up one of Cantoro’s delicious desserts before you leave.