Who We Are

In 1960, Fontano’s Subs opened our first location in Chicagos’ Little Italy neighborhood. News traveled quickly about the great sandwiches being made. Since then, Fontano’s has received recognition as serving Chicago’s #1 from the Chicago Sun Times food critic, Pat Bruno. “A Serious Sub Shop. The Italian Blockbuster is a Meat and Cheese Extravaganza – Delicious Eating.” In addition, we are proud of our Zagat rating of 25! “It’s all in the bread” (and “finest deli meats”) at this “native” Chicago chainlet cranking out “awesome” subs “the way they should be” (“no wimpy” offerings); “you know it’s good because all the cops eat here”, but plenty opt for takeout since “it’s a slice of life, not a fine-dining atmosphere.”

Our History

We have also been voted “The Best Sandwich Shop in the Nation” by Zagat in 2012. In 2014, we improved our Zagat rating from 25 to 27! We have been serving our delicious subs, soups and salads for over 55 Years! We will continue to do so along with a few new additions to the Fontano’s menu. We are excited to introduce our homemade PIZZA, PASTA along with a few new SPECIALTY SANDWICHES that will make your mouth water