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Nestled near the Van Nuys Airport in sunny Van Nuys, California. With over 50 years of rich history, DeFranko's has been serving up mouthwatering sandwiches with authentic Italian flavors since its establishment. Under the ownership of Dru Alexander for the past four decades, DeFranko's has become a beloved local institution and a go-to destination for sub sandwich enthusiasts.

Steeped in tradition and fueled by passion

DeFranko's continues to honor its roots while embracing innovation to provide an exceptional dining experience. As you step inside DeFranko's, you'll be greeted by a warm and inviting staff and the aroma of DeFranko's freshly baked bread made from their original secret family recipe, fresh sliced meats, homemade sauces, and aromatic herbs.

For five decades, DeFranko's has been a haven for sandwich enthusiasts who crave authentic flavors. Our menu offers a wide variety of signature subs, each bursting with unique combinations of ingredients that will satisfy even the most discerning palates. Whether you're a fan of classic Italian flavors or prefer to explore our specialty creations, there's something to please every taste bud.

At DeFranko's, we believe in going above and beyond to ensure the utmost satisfaction of our customers. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is passionate about providing excellent service, and we take pride in delivering a personalized experience to every guest. We strive to create a welcoming environment where you can unwind, indulge, and enjoy the true essence of Italian cuisine.

As we look ahead to the future, DeFranko's remains dedicated to upholding our legacy while continuously innovating to exceed expectations. We invite you to join us at our Van Nuys location or explore our online ordering options, where we bring the highest quality Submarine Sandwiches directly to your doorstep. Whether you're a long-time patron or a first-time visitor, we promise an unforgettable dining experience that will leave you craving more.

Thank you for choosing DeFranko's, where tradition meets taste and every bite tells a story. We are honored to serve you and can't wait to be a part of your culinary journey.Buon appetito!

The DeFranko's Team

The most amazing team you can imagine

In addition to our commitment to exceptional food and service, DeFranko's takes pride in its deep-rooted connection to the local community. Over the years, we have actively supported various charitable initiatives, contributing to the betterment of Van Nuys and its surrounding neighborhoods. We believe in giving back and making a positive impact on the lives of those around us.

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