Anthony Bucci and sister Donna teamed up to open Sonny's Italian Deli in the early summer of 1994. The foundation of their business was bread, the loaves sourced from the Bucci's own family bakery (Sarcone's in Philadelphia). Although Sonny's Italian Deli sits outside of the city, its fresh hoagies have won it just as loyal a following as the nearly 100-year-old family bakery.
So if you're craving a sandwich, head to Sonny's for one of the signatures. The cold Sonny's special, for instance, comes stuffed with prosciutto, sharp provolone cheese, and red roasted peppers. The Center City, on the other hand, features house-made roast beef, fresh mozzarella, and sauteed spinach. If you like your hoagie hot, order the eggplant parm, the beef or pork Italiano, or a cheesesteak instead. Sonny's Italian Deli also offers a handful of vegetarian hoagies, as well as special sandwiches for the Eagles' game days.