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29 Main St., Gloucester, MA
+1 978-283-5295
08:30 - 17:00
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have the best bread around....people will drive to Gloucester to purchase it. Their sandwiches are great and they make and bottle their own Italian oils and sauces. Very nice

Thank paulakenney
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is another local favorite. Virgilio's has been around forever! Come here to get the best sandwich in town along with breads and Italian favorites. Right downtown located on the West End. Stop in for a bite and take a little walk through town and maybe down to the boulevard to see the Fisherman's statue.

Thank Seasonal_Newbie-2016
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Been going here for years and it never fails. Wonderful family run sandwich shop who are always accommodating to my dietary restrictions. There's an endless amount of options for lunch, dessert, fresh bread to take away and a few shelves of straight out of Italy dry goods. St. Joseph's roll with hots all day!

Thank dobbiemom
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126 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Were shopping in the area and saw this place. We got a sub plus a couple of lobster tail pastries . All were great. Wish I could find subs that good at home. Nice staff and fast service.

Thank Cody2012
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Went with my sons on a brief visit to Gloucester. Decided we'd go with whatever the employees recommended. Had Nor'ender sandwich and Chicken St Joseph, plus lobster tail pastry and eclairs for dessert. Including drinks (they have Moxie soda) it was $32 for 3 (now very stuffed) people. And just about the best lunch we ever had. Don't miss it!!

Thank EatsomeKugel
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

When I was a child this store was run by "Old Man Virgilio" and his wife, "The Old Lady" as they were referred to by my mother and aunts. To us kids, they were Mr. and Mrs. Virgilio. We shopped in that tiny store nearly every day buying pasta, vegetables, cold cuts, bread and more. In warm weather, Mr. Virgilio... More 

Thank MitziMom
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Virgilios is where you go for fantastic deli sandwiches. My favorite is the St. Joseph's. They also have great cannollis. Their Italian sauce is delicious and daily fresh breads to die for! Anything you want at a deli is there for your enjoyment.

Thank Loretta L
Dedham, MA
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

delicious sandwiches - closed on Sundays, sorry - authentic italian to order, buy, pick up - large portions

Thank janepodo
New York
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We loved this old-fashioned Italian deli-bakery. The subs were great and we splurged and had pastries as well, which were delicious!

Thank lauranda
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were walking in town and decided we needed something sweet. Both being of Italian descent we decided to stop at Virgilios. A great decision on our part. We ate an amazing sfogliatelle. I mean crunchy outside, soft creamy inside, baked to perfection. They have other food items like hero sandwiches, other pastry, but if I ever returned to Gloucester... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Main St., Gloucester, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +1 978-283-5295

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?