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D'Elia's Grinders

2093 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507-5205
+1 951-683-7380
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“grinder” (25 reviews)
“roast beef” (5 reviews)
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10:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
2093 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507-5205
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

This place is well known to locals and has somewhat of a loyal following in the area. The crunchy bread is so chewy and fresh and the different sandwich combinations can be daunting....but take your time reading over the posted on the wall menu. Once...More

Thank Sharon L
John P, Owner at D'Elia's Grinders, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Hi, Sharon. Thanks for your Trip Advisor review last week. Your perspective regarding our "daunting" menu is appreciated. We have, indeed, expanded our offerings in the last two years. Basically, due to social media and some in-store comments/complaints, we decided to offer up some meatier...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017

My father was an Air Force pilot at March AFB in the mid-50's. He would occasionally stop by D'Elia's on the way home. The grinders he brought with him were fantastic every time. That store front is gone (Magnolia Center) but there are two others...More

Thank USMC0302Ret
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We shared the 3 meat grinder, it was HUGE!! The meats are very lean and all the veggies are nice and crispy fresh and went well with the crunchy bread. All I can say is "can I have another!"

Thank Reallycares4all
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Perrone's Grinders are a fixture in Riverside. My family used to go to his cousin's establishment , but since it closed, D'Elia's is the place to go for the bread and the capicola sandwiches. Great food at great prices and a family owned establishment.....what more...More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 5 January 2017

D'Elia's has some of the best grinders in town. The one on University is better then the one on Van Buren. If you like homemade bread come to D'Elia's.More

Thank lcd8910
John P, Owner at D'Elia's Grinders, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

Thank you for your Trip Advisor review. "Crusty" is exactly what we strive for in our bread's crust. New customers, at times, think it's stale, due to its crunchy shell, but that is the nature and consistency of our daily, house made rolls. I am,...More

Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

It's been 35 years since I've been to D'Elias and it did not disappoint. I ordered the same as I used to get, ham and capacolla and Marilyn got a Cuban. Both sandwiches were great! Today I'm going back for my old favorite roast beef...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This place has great food. You can even phone your order in ahead of time for pick up. Don't know what a grinder is? It is similar to a subway sandwich only it is on their freshly made french bread loafs that are bigger. Instead...More

1  Thank 534gingerd
Reviewed 15 August 2016

D'Elia's Grinders is a local Riverside staple and landmark...I've been eating there over 40 years...my favorite is the roast beef with extra provolone cheese, extra oil, tomatoes, lettuce, salt/pepper, and easy red pepper flakes for just the right amount of heat...what makes them unique and...More

1  Thank Odessa R
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

I almost don't feel like I should be writing this review, seeing as I did not grow up in Riverside. D'Elia's has been a landmark here for a very long time. My Father-in-law has told me numerous stories of coming here on weekends to see...More

2  Thank Schoolier
Reviewed 28 May 2016

When a teenager and living in Riverside in the early to mid 1960's, D'Elia's was our favorite place to get a great grinder. Since we were going to be in the area on vacation, a stop here was an absolute must. Aside from a new...More

1  Thank disneymomOregonCoast
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2093 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507-5205
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 951-683-7380
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