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Italian Delite shop

Same location since 1982

Italian Delite is Novato’s original Italian Sub Since 1977. Our most popular sandwich is the Philly Cheesesteak with hot sauce.¬†At Italian Delite we do this classic a little different than everyone else, and we like to think that’s a good thing. All of our sandwiches are served hot to order and everything on the menu is made fresh including the fries. We’ve been in the same location for 30 years and not much has changed since then. Okay, maybe a few little things here and there to better serve you, but mostly we like to keep it simple. Great food with little fan fare. That’s what we do. We are Italian Delite (“ID,” as we’ve heard some people say) and more than anything we would love the opportunity to serve you a smoking hot sub today!


Established in 1977

From Italy to California by way of New York. That’s the short version. The longer version is… Boy meets girl. They fall in love. They marry and have a son. Some years pass and the family heads west for the opportunity to open up Italian Delite, their dream sandwich shop in Novato, CA. More years pass. Now the son marries. He has kids of his own. He sells Italian Delite to his brother-in-law. Along the way, many hot sandwiches served! There are many happy changes outside of Italian Delite since 1977. Inside of Italian Delite, we hope our customers have the same great experience as they did way back when. And, of course, everyone lives happily ever after. Special thanks to all of our customers, then and now.

Meet the Business Owner: Rick B.

Rick B grew up in Rohnert Park, CA, and now proudly serves customers at Italian Delite, Novato’s Original Italian Sub Since 1977! As funny as it may seem to others, Rick B likes to think of himself as a sandwich engineer because (as he often reminds people) he long ago studied engineering at Cal Berkeley. There is also an unsubstantiated and sometimes refuted rumor that he worked as a real life engineer for a technology company in a Santa Rosa, CA. While we wait for confirmation, here’s what we know for sure about Rick B… as both a long-time customer and in-law relative (usually in good standing) Rick B is honored to carry on the family tradition of Italian Delite. Additionally, he loves serving you, the customer. Thank you for taking the time to read this bio and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you soon.



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