Mashed: The 15 Absolute Best Italian Subs in the US

RC Provision is especially proud of the notices in’s latest list, “The 15 Absolute Best Italian Subs in the US,” which includes not one, but TWO RC customers: Bay Cities and Giamela’s!

There’s an Italian sub, and then there’s The Godmother….

Hungry Angelenos have lined up for The Godmother since the 1950s, and from there it’s become a beacon for sub enthusiasts the world over. It bursts with five distinct Italian cold cuts — prosciutto, ham, capicola, mortadella, and salami, to be exact — with provolone cheese and “the works,” which is shorthand for lettuce, tomato, onion, mustard, mayo, and a zesty heap of pepperoncinis…

New Jersey native Bill Giamela brought the East Coast (hot sub) sandwich to Burbank, California back in the 1960s…

Of all the meat-stuffed sammies stacked regularly on Los Feliz Boulevard, locals regularly order the Pepper Steak Sub. The restaurant’s biggest hit by a mile according to The Eastsider, it’s so popular it also comes as a pizza! Featuring copious amounts of shaved steak, melted cheese, and a generous helping of pickles, onions, and diced bell pepper, foodies love the “luscious meat” and “outstanding” quality, though reviewers urge first-timers to split it with a friend since it’s as big as a baseball bat.


A pastrami sandwich from Southwest Pastrami Co.Uptown Provisions pastrami sandwich, image by Farley Elliott