Italian Sausage

If you you’ve ever been to an Italian festival like The Feast of San Gennaro, The Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, or most any Italian fest in America you’ve probably seen a stand selling sausage and peppers. Italian sausage sandwiches with peppers and onions are a staple fare of Italian-American street festivals and a dinner favorite in most Italian-American households.

Growing up in Chicago, most hot dog vendors and Italian Beef stands serve Italian sausage on their menu. Italian sausage was on our family’s weekly menu and was definitely available on Sunday with whatever pasta dish was being served. If you went to someone else’s house for Sunday dinner or a special occasion, Italian sausage was either in the gravy or on the side with the meatballs and braciole.

If you walked the neighborhood on Saturday, there might be people watching baseball games on black & white TVs on their stoops eating Italian sausage sandwiches. Any backyard grilling event from birthdays to baptisms would have Italian sausage.

At Gelazzi we make our Italian sausage sandwiches just like the old neighborhood. We offer the traditional Italian sausage made with beef and pork along with an all beef sausage. We also make a hot Italian sausage made with beef and pork as well as a hot chicken sausage. Our Italian sausage sandwiches are served on fresh Italian bread with sautéed peppers and onions, and you can also get it with red sauce and melted provolone cheese. We make our pepper mix with fresh bell peppers, sweet onions, and crushed garlic. We also have both mild and hot giardiniera as well as sport peppers and Calabrese peperone for those that like their sausage really really hot.

If you want to taste an authentic old neighborhood favorite, visit Gelazzi for a classic Italian sausage sandwich with peppers and onions.

“Nothing beats an old school Italian sausage sangweech with peppers and onions. Gelazzi has it down.”

-John G.

“The sausage and peppers were awesome.”

-Fred C.

“After I had the Italian sausage I went back and got a Polish sausage. Next time its a hot Italian and a hot Polish. FIVE STAR EXCELLENCE!!!”

-Paul S.

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