If you know anything about Italians, you know that we enjoy life to the utmost, we love to cook and eat, and we have an abiding respect for tradition and for those that have come before us. We know that we are not just here, but we are another generation in a large family.
And that’s how it is with us at V. Gonella’s Original Deli. We are product of years of proud family tradition.
Raymond, Vinny and Nick Gonella, the second third and fourth generations of Gonellas Original Subs
The Gonella’s Legacy
Our family has been serving the community for more than 150 years. Four generations of have been part of the Gonella’s legacy since Pietro and Marie Gonella started the business so long ago.
The Original Gonella’s deli has served food in its present location for 23 years.
Vinny and his mother Delores
In Memory of Delores, Raymond and Pietro
We honor the members of our family who were taken away by cancer by supporting those charities that fight to find a cure for that tragic disease. We mark their loss with three pink ribbons, even as we keep them in our memories and cherish the time we spent together.
Our customers love the food we serve. Take a look at what they have to say:
Been coming here for years. In fact, we used to skip school and come here. Not much has changed. Great meats & cheeses and excellent bread and dressing round out the true daego-wich experience. I could eat these every day and not get tired of them. HARD roll till I die!
Great bread…hard or soft rolls, good tangy dressing that really makes the sandwich what it is! They wrap the sandwiches in white kraft paper and put smiley faces on them.
When I need a shot of a really good Italian sub, this is the place to go.
Delicious. Definitely hits the spot as a great lunch spot. Best Italian subs in Dearborn. Go simple with a 5 and 1 (5 meats, 1 cheese) on the hard roll for lunch. Quick, cheap, legit.
I love a shop that focuses on a small menu and does it well. Call out how much sliced meat and cheese you wish and your choice of hards or soft Italian rolls. Make mine a 6 and 2 hard please!
I used to work in Dearborn and came here often. now that i work on the other side of town i rarely get to V Gonellas but still think about and crave it often. The best turkey sub on the planet IMHO. turkey on hard roll with oil AND mayo, lettuce, tomato. To die for.
Simply the best sub shop in the state. Vince has provided consistently great subs for years. My go to is the 5 and 1 on a soft roll. The ingredients are always fresh with sandwiches made to order. The sub buns are real Italian bread, not some tasteless commercial bun. No chain store nonsense here, just great sub sandwiches! Service is always fast and friendly, even at peak lunch hours. If you have never been there, do yourself a favor and stop in. You won’t be disappointed! Now I’m hungry. I’m going there tomorrow.
Their sandwiches are pretty tasty, especially with the dressings and bun. I like the multi-meat options they have. Sometimes if you don’t want some option like cheese, they are happy to give more meat. So all in all cool place.
Super fast service, very reasonable with pricing and SO MUCH FOOD! Great meal for lunch or even dinner if you don’t have a lot of time on your hands
Wow – diamond in the rough….great lunch spot – ordered the 6+1 – easily one of the best Italian subs I’ve had!
Had lunch here for the first time today. It was fabulous! Had the 5/2 italian on a hard roll and a side of pasta salad. The meats were great and I loved the Munster cheese! Staff was friendly and service was quick. Going to be a regular Saturday place for me!