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D'Elia's Grinders

2093 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507-5205
+1 951-683-7380
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“roast beef” (5 reviews)
“grinder” (28 reviews)
“crunchy bread” (3 reviews)
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2093 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507-5205
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

I have been eating grinders at Delia's for over 36 years and they are the best. However the service is terrible if the boss is not there, very sad. The last 3 times I have been in I have experienced lots of employees doing nothing,...More

Thank foodcowgirl
John P, Owner at D'Elia's Grinders, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments, Foodcowgirl. I’m honored that you’ve been a loyal customer for 36 years. Our family business has been around for 63 years, and we never tire of hearing the stories that so many of our customers share. That we fell short on...More

Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Oh my gosh! The best grinders ever! The meatball grinder is hubbies favorite and mine....of course....the Sicilian!!! We highly recommend grabbing a bite there and taking several home for later! AND ... they sell FRESH loaves of bread!! So add them to your take out...More

Thank U3399YYelizabethl
John P, Owner at D'Elia's Grinders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Thank you for the kind words. You enjoyed one of our classic meatball grinders, but also joined the thousands of guests who’ve found that our meatier, Sicilian—stuffed into our artisan, house made Italian rolls—can satisfy for hours! #deliasgrinders #itsthebread

Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

It's long over-due. If you haven't tried d'elias then you must try. First time you will be sold!!! Lots of people as usual, but it's worth it.

Thank Nathaniel R
Reviewed 1 February 2018

A friend of ours was raving about the sandwiches here, so we decided to try it out. I tried to order a veggie but wanted to substitute the peppers and avocado. I know, I know, how can I live in SoCal and not like avocado?...More

Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed 29 November 2017

I have been eating at D'Elia's since the early 70's. Had not been back to Riverside in 20 years but when I did, I made D'Elia's one of my stops and was pleasantly surprised to find out that it hadn't change, the food was just...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

This place is well known to locals and has somewhat of a loyal following in the area. The crunchy bread is so chewy and fresh and the different sandwich combinations can be daunting....but take your time reading over the posted on the wall menu. Once...More

Thank Sharon L
John P, Owner at D'Elia's Grinders, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Hi, Sharon. Thanks for your Trip Advisor review last week. Your perspective regarding our "daunting" menu is appreciated. We have, indeed, expanded our offerings in the last two years. Basically, due to social media and some in-store comments/complaints, we decided to offer up some meatier...More

Reviewed 28 April 2017

My father was an Air Force pilot at March AFB in the mid-50's. He would occasionally stop by D'Elia's on the way home. The grinders he brought with him were fantastic every time. That store front is gone (Magnolia Center) but there are two others...More

Thank USMC0302Ret
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We shared the 3 meat grinder, it was HUGE!! The meats are very lean and all the veggies are nice and crispy fresh and went well with the crunchy bread. All I can say is "can I have another!"

Thank Reallycares4all
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Perrone's Grinders are a fixture in Riverside. My family used to go to his cousin's establishment , but since it closed, D'Elia's is the place to go for the bread and the capicola sandwiches. Great food at great prices and a family owned establishment.....what more...More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 5 January 2017

D'Elia's has some of the best grinders in town. The one on University is better then the one on Van Buren. If you like homemade bread come to D'Elia's.More

Thank lcd8910
John P, Owner at D'Elia's Grinders, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

Thank you for your Trip Advisor review. "Crusty" is exactly what we strive for in our bread's crust. New customers, at times, think it's stale, due to its crunchy shell, but that is the nature and consistency of our daily, house made rolls. I am,...More

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Rating summary
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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
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Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2093 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507-5205
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 951-683-7380
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