Born in the San Francisco Bay Area, the tight-knit
brothers: Joe, Andy, and Tony Gaglione have called San Diego
home for many years. After one of many trips to the East
coast to visit their father and huge extended Italian family
and after many treks to the neighborhood eateries of Buffalo,
NY, the brothers returned to San Diego with a craving for
the authentic family style cheesesteak and hoagie shop.
Unfortunately, offerings in the city were slim.
In order to fill the void and also to satisfy their own
cravings, in 2003, the Gaglione Brothers decided it was
time to bring the very best cheesesteaks and subs to Southern
Motivated by what a quality, superbly tasting sandwich should
be, the brothers began cooking, testing and creating sub
and menu items in older brother Joe’s kitchen in Pacific
Beach. Once the three agreed on the menu, they broke ground
in 2004 on their first location in Point Loma. Feeling confident
that they had created a recipe for success with an authentic
neighborhood sandwich shop, the brothers decided to open
their second location the following year in Mission Beach.
A third location, in the Friars Village Shopping Center,
opened in July 2010.
In a Gaglione Brothers neighborhood sandwich shop you will
find only high quality ingredients and care towards making
the ultimate sandwich. Each starts with a fresh imported
roll from Amoroso
Baking Co., the famous Philadelphia bakery that serves
what many argue, the idyllic foundation for every true cheesesteak
and specialty sandwich. Premium meats, cheeses, fresh produce,
and many homemade ingredients, including turkey, meatballs,
coleslaw, stuffing, and Italian and Russian dressings, are
used when hand preparing each sandwich.
Some of the most popular menu items are tributes
to the brothers’ family members. “The Turk,”
a tribute to their late father and a holiday inspired treat
served year round includes homemade turkey, stuffing, cranberry
sauce and mayonnaise. “The General,” named after
the brothers’ Italian Grandmother, features thinly
sliced hot pastrami, melted Swiss cheese, homemade Russian
dressing and fresh coleslaw. The newest menu item, “The
Father Joe”, is a meatball sandwich dedicated to their
uncle, a catholic priest, which uses the meatball recipe
that has been in the Gaglione family for generations.
The Gaglione Brothers are committed to bringing an authentic,
family style cheesesteak and sub shop to a neighborhood