Italian Grocery & Sub Shop


One of Chicago’s Great

Neighborhood Resources Since 1937


Taste Real Chicago

Italian Grocery & Sub Shop


One of Chicago’s Great

Neighborhood Resources Since 1937


Taste Real Chicago

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The J.P. Graziano Grocery Company is a fourth-generation family-owned Italian grocery store in Chicago’s West Loop.

As the oldest Italian market in the City of Chicago, we feature a wonderful selection of imported cheeses, olive oils, pastas, imported tomatoes, spices, beans, and olives.

Our sandwich shop menu boasts “one of the finest Italian subs Chicago has to offer” along with soups and seasonal salads. Our superb catering service provides business and home entertainers with an authentic Chicago experience with our sandwich platters and antipasti trays.


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Jim Graziano reflects on his 78-year-old business: I feel a great responsibility of keeping the family name strong
WGN "The Download"
The fourth-generation Randolph St grocer-turned-mostly sandwich shop puts top-quality Italian sub ingredients on great crusty bread from D’Amato’s (ask for a Mr. G), and offers great Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, olive oil, and other goods for purchase
Thrillist Chicago
For the most meat for your money, this pinnacle of Italian sandwiches stacks hot sopressata, prosciutto di Parma and Volpi Genoa salami with sharp imported provolone, truffle mustard balsamic vinaigrette, hot oil, marinated Roman-style artichokes, fresh basil, lettuce, red wine vinegar and oregano.
Zagat Chicago
A cocktail is made by Micah Melton of The Aviary using J.P. Graziano Hot Giardiniera
Tastemade
The best sub in the city of Chicago features a spicy array of top-quality meats and cheeses from this old Italian wholesaler and grocer, all on a crusty coal-fired roll from the equally vintage D’Amato’s Bakery nearby
Thrillist Chicago
We talk to two Fulton Market businesses about how they're navigating this transition
The Distance
But with the transformation of the West Loop from a meatpacking and manufacturing area to a hub of fancy restaurants and apartments, fourth generation owner Jim Graziano decided it was the perfect time to set up a sandwich counter on site.
The Infatuation :: Chicago
Family-owned for generations, Graziano's also builds its sandwiches on Italian bread from D'Amato's
Food and Wine

A Great Neighborhood Resource

LTH Award

“J.P. Graziano combines impeccable product selection with incredibly knowledgeable and friendly proprietors … whether you’re looking for cheese, olives, pasta, baccala, beans, or olive oil, Jim Jr. will steer you to the best choice … this place shines in taste, quality, value, service, and atmosphere. And there’s just something about the aura of the place … great sandwiches and even greater people … not to mention the best kalamata olives I’ve found in the city … a fantastic asset for Chicago culinarians, highly recommended.”