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Restaurant type

  • Delis,

Cuisine type

  • Eastern-european,

Dishes

  • Sandwich,

Features

  • Restaurant With Bar,

Products and Services

  • Deli,
  • Sausage,
  • Sandwiches,
  • Meatloaf,
  • Italian Food,
  • Catering,
    • Gluten Free Food,
    • Italian Cold Cuts,
    • Good For Groups,
  • more...
  • less...

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
1308 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T3
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

Methods of Payment:

Meet the owner

Spolumbo’s Italian deli is an institution, and saying so is no exaggeration. In 1998, the brothers Spoletini (Tony and Tom) and Mike Palumbo opened their current location in Inglewood. In the front of the building, between walls adorned with sports jerseys, its front counter serves fresh Italian sandwiches, soups and hot daily specials. In the back, its kitchen is a federally inspected facility that manufactures its famous Italian sausages. Those are served at the deli counter on Italian buns as well as being shipped to local supermarkets. They're also featured on the ingredient lists of countless local restaurants.

Spolumbo’s sausages can be found all over Calgary, but the building at the corner of Ninth Avenue and 11th Street Southeast is home base. The 100-seat deli does business from morning until late afternoon, making everything from a simple egg salad sandwich to the Spolumbo’s special sandwich loaded with Italian cold cuts to daily soups as well as offering take-home lasagna and fresh sausages.

“When we’re super busy, I can still make a sandwich and I can still wrap a sausage,” says a grinning Tony Spoletini as he emerges from behind the front counter with a hulking pork cutlet parmegianna on focaccia bread topped with house-made tomato sauce that is his mom’s recipe. When the deli opened in 1992, down the avenue from its current location, Tony was the guy behind the counter. Now he’s the front-of-house manager.

That tight-knit Italian-Canadian family feeling pervades the place. Tony’s mom comes in to cook three days out of the week to make her eponymous meatloaf and panzerotti, among other daily specials.

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Lorena Bartoletti Spoletini
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Love the food, just like mom used to make! Great atmosphere and the Staff is always friendly and happy. I always go when in Calgary!

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perr2314
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sandwiches are half the size now not worth 10 dollars any more to bad use to be worth it not any more

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 4/5
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Karl R
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I had the Reuben ...

I had the Reuben sandwich and it was just bursting with flavor; very, very tasty, and thoroughly enjoyable. In addition, it was HUGE!!

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A culinary Easter egg hunt: 9 egg-cellent eats in Calgary

A culinary Easter egg hunt: 9 egg-cellent eats in Calgary

Located in the heart of Inglewood, Spolumbo’s is a locally owned and operated Italian deli and eatery. The restaurant has an impressively long menu of sandwich varieties, including a homemade egg salad sandwich. Served on a crusty Vienna bun, the sandwich is packed full of in-house-made egg salad, mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato.

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Winning wieners and stellar sausages in Calgary

Winning wieners and stellar sausages in Calgary

This spacious and beloved Italian deli in Inglewood was founded by three former Calgary Stampeders. Spolumbo’s handmade, gluten-free sausages are served on a crusty bun and smothered in tomato sauce. Also purchase them raw for take-home at the deli or at various grocery marts.

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Calgary lunch spots that serve the best sandwiches

Calgary lunch spots that serve the best sandwiches

A well-known Inglewood establishment, Spolumbo’s was founded over 20 years ago by Italian-Canadian ex-Calgary Stampeders Tom and Tony Spoletini and Mike Palumbo. The Italian Panini selection includes the highly recommended Spolumbo Special, a cheese and deli meat sandwich served with a handful of pickles. The eatery’s signature Italian sausages are made without fillers or preservatives. Try a spicy one on a crusty bun with tomato sauce.

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