The sub sandwich (submarine sandwich) is one of the heartiest meals you can order at an Italian restaurant. It’s also one of the most versatile ones as it can be made with nearly anything you want. Because of this, it can be said that such a food item will live well beyond our years of living. And if you’re craving one yourself, you might be interested to know that Cannoli Kitchen in Boca Raton can provide you with a sub sandwich.
If you’re interested in learning more about this wonderful food item, continue reading below for a history lesson.
There’s not enough evidence to indicate where this sandwich came from. All we know is that it originated here in the U.S and it was created by some Italian-Americans. Portland, Maine, however, claims to be the original birthplace of this popular Italian-American dish. And because it’s so popular in Portland, Maine residents sometimes refer to it as “Italians”.
The story of how it originated in Portland is this:
In the beginning of the 20th century, Italians were emigrating to New England in large masses. They were hired mostly to lay paving stones on streets or to work as longshoremen on the waterfront. One Italian in particular, however, Giovanni Amato, earned his living by selling freshly baked rolls from a pushcart to his countrymen working on the docks. Due to longshoremen’s requests, Giovanni would add some meat, cheese, and fresh vegetables, and thus, the “Italian Sandwich” was born.
It’s never stated when the first Italian Sandwich was sold, but experts agree that Giovanni started selling them in 1903. By the 1920s, Giovanni opened a shop where people would line up to get themselves this amazing sandwich.
In today’s modern world, most people refer to this popular sandwich as the “sub sandwich”, or simply just “sub.” You can expect many Italian restaurants to sell the sub sandwich, especially here in Boca Raton, at Cannoli Kitchen.
Because of its increased popularity, we, along with every other Italian restaurant, utilize the versatility of the sub sandwich by allowing customers to choose from a wide range of options.
You can get an Italian Meatball sub, a Philly Cheesesteak sub, and much more.
If you’re in the mood for some quality sub sandwiches in Boca Raton, there’s no better place than Cannoli Kitchen. We’ve served countless customers over our years of service and we’re well experienced to give you the quality dining experience you need. We’re more than confident that when you choose our sub sandwiches, you’ll never want to get a sub from anywhere else. To place an order, you may call us at 561-955-8880 or visit our “order online” page HERE.