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DiBella's Old Fashioned Submarines

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620 Jefferson Rd, Rochester, NY 14623-3260
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This time-honored Rochester deli is a sandwich-lovers dream. They offer homemade breads and a myriad of fresh ingredients , along with tasty soups and salads. Sandwiches can be made on sub rolls, wraps or panini. Their signature sandwich, The Godfather, features Genoa salami, capicola and spicy ham. Prices run from $6.49 for a small to 9.99 for a large sandwich.... More 

Thank propwash05
Rochester, New York
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I need a meal deal, I usually go to DiBella's Old Fashioned Submarines. You can get the sub, chips, and a drink for an attractive price. The quality is outstanding! I recommend the tuna on the dark bread.

Rochester, New York
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My absolute favorite sub place. Their market meal is the perfect size. You can't go wrong with any of their soups. When choosing a sub, they're all good but make sure you try their sub oil! A little on the higher side for cost but worth every penny!

Thank Rachel B
Western New York
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really likes mu Papa Gino salad but the Rubin Panini with the long blond hair really tainted my experience. I will give then the benefit of the doubt and assume that all sandwiches do not include hair. The environment in the restaurant is really nice. Old fashion looking design.

Thank VacationOwner
Springfield, Missouri
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

I always make it a priority to come here when I'm in town. Really enjoy the sandwiches and soups they have as its nothing like what we get out in the Midwest.

Thank ohohmai
Raleigh, North Carolina
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Hands down, the best sub in Rochester. The bread and fresh meats are simply amazing. I highly recommend the Godfather for anyone looking for an authentic Italian sub. I now live out of town, but any time I am in Rochester, I have to stop in for a meal. Another must visit restaurant in Rochester!!!

Thank Michael S
Victor, New York
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

A great place to run in to and get a wonderful submarine for your dinner- when you are running late. The variety and helpful staff make it an in and out type of of convenience that can't be beat.They have been around for some years- and the great products have maintained their consistency.

Thank DBandWB
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Disappointing. Ordered a chicken parm with extra sauce and there was sauce inside but only a few chopped bits of chicken. I felt like I was hooker-nanied! Stay away from the shop if you like a lot of the key meat in ur sub. Everything is portioned and weighed - at grandma portions! Over and out!

Thank BostonFoodieTruth
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146 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Really popular place to pick up Subs. They give massive helpings of cheese on your sub and even their smallest size is quite filling. Excellent.

Thank Phoram
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This restaurant offers an extensive menu of fabulous sandwiches. The sandwiches are large so you might want to share or have some to take home with you. All sandwiches are made to order by your preferences. Lines can be long around prime lunch and dinner times, but well worth the wait. Prices vary from "cheap eats" to mid-range depending on... More 

Thank Lori K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 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: 620 Jefferson Rd, Rochester, NY 14623-3260
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: 585-475-1831

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?