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2093 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507
(951) 683-7380
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great sandwich place, family owned and operated..

I've been going to this location since the late 1970's, and the taste of a meatball grinder hasn't changed a bit, great taste, good price, and quick service. I make it a point to stop by when I pass through the area. Packed at lunchtime, but service is quick and courteous. Try it, you'll like it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Beaumont
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Beaumont
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I've been going to this location since the late 1970's, and the taste of a meatball grinder hasn't changed a bit, great taste, good price, and quick service. I make it a point to stop by when I pass through the area. Packed at lunchtime, but service is quick and courteous. Try it, you'll like it! Btw, I get one... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A 1/2 mile off the 215 Interstate freshest Sandwich in Southern California (Home Made Bread Daily) I'm down for the turkey myself . . .

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Crestline, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I ate lunch at D'Elia's almost everyday in the mid 70's... I have not ate there in a long while. So tonight I took my daughter who has never eaten there. The grinder's do not seem to have the same zing I remember them having in the 70's. Don't get me wrong, the bread taste the same, but the whole... More 

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Riverside, California
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606 reviews 606 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

A local classic. They have bread that is better than any I have ever tasted. Their grinders are always freshly made to order. The very best meats and veggies. Polite and friendly wait staff.

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California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We went there with friends. The grinders are over the top and fresh. The owners bake all their own bread and use fresh ingredients. The prices are more than reasonable. I would not hesitant to give it a try.

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

It's gotta be the homemade bread one of the tasty sandwiches you will have around highly recommended also offer macaroni salads desserts and drinks but room for seating lot of parking easy access to freeway just about perfect

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Yreka, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I was raised in Riverside, eating D'Elia's grinders. Now my boys are hooked on them as well, its a destination stop whenever we are in town visiting family. We made our annual trip to DElias this time and were surprisingly disappointed in the grinders. The bread of course is amazing. That is the key. But the flavor of the whole... More 

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Riverside, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I know everyone likes the bread - so do I. But, really, you have got to put meat on a sub to make it tasty. Paper thin slices of meat and not very good quality cold cuts at that. Over priced for what you get. I hate to say it, but, just go to Subway for a $5 Footlong and... More 

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Riverside, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I have lived in the area for about 10 years and always heard how great the food was here, I finally found myself nearby at lunch time so I tried it. Longtime residents love this place so I was expecting the best. The bread on the sandwich was very good but the sandwich was lackluster. It was ok, pretty light... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is the best grinder I've ever had, I love this food especially the homemade bread. I've been eating here since I was a kid in the 60"s. That tells you something if they have been around that long making the same food . I have to stop here every time I'm in town,😃

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2093 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: (951) 683-7380

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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