- Our Story -
When one mentions Italian food, the first thing that comes to mind in Chicagoland is an old standard, Calabria Imports, formerly of Blue Island, but now nestled in the beautiful Beverly area of southwest Chicago. We have been serving the public since 1975, offering the finest quality and best tasting Italian foods at the lowest possible prices. The owner, Pasquale (Pat) Roberto, started with the company in 1988 and has been the sole owner since 1997.
Our specialties are many, starting with the exceptional Italian and American deli meats and cheeses that are sliced to order. We are also home of "The Freddy", featured on The Food Network and The Sandwich King. A homemade Italian sausage patty, accompanied by sweet peppers, melted mozzarella cheese and our homemade red sauce. Other grilled favorites include, "The Mickey", Grilled or Crispy Chicken sandwiches, homemade Italian Beef, Meatball or Sausage sandwich. We have a wide variety of excellent salads and hot sandwiches, too.
If your appetite calls for a heartier menu, we offer such Italian favorites as spaghetti, mostaccioli, eggplant parmesan, and chicken parmesan over spaghetti. If you would rather have a cold sandwich, try one of our Italian submarine sandwiches that will make your mouth water. Stacked high with four different Italian meats, Provolone cheese and our special dressing, you will know you have had one of the best! If none of the cold sandwiches on our menu are what you want, Calabria's friendly staff will make your sandwich to order with the finest of fresh ingredients.
We also have a catering menu which you can view by clicking on the "Catering Menu" tab at the top of this page. There is no need to even leave your home, as we have delivery service available. Some of the items you might want to choose include Our Italian sausage, Homemade meatballs, Italian beef, plus a variety of lasagnas, and chicken dishes.
Please drop by, call us, or visit us. We'd love to meet you!
Pat Roberto and Staff