The Essence of Italian Sandwiches in Catering Services

At Johnny C’s Deli & Pasta, we understand the power of a great sandwich. It’s a hand-held symphony of flavors and textures, a satisfying meal in a convenient package. But when it comes to catering events, Italian sandwiches take center stage. They offer an impressive variety, cater to diverse palates, and leave a lasting impression on your guests.

What is an Italian Sandwich?

The term “Italian sandwich” encompasses a wide range of delicious creations, but they all share some core characteristics. The foundation is typically a crusty Italian roll, like our house-made option, offering a satisfying bite without being overly filling. 

Next comes a generous layer of high-quality meats, like prosciutto, capicola, or roasted beef, all thinly sliced for the perfect balance. Italian cheeses like provolone and mozzarella add a creamy richness, while fresh vegetables – think crisp lettuce, juicy tomatoes, and pungent onions – provide pops of color, flavor, and texture. A finishing touch of classic condiments like mustard, mayonnaise, and Italian dressing ties it all together.

But what truly elevates an Italian sandwich is the artistry behind its construction. The layering of ingredients is crucial. Meats are distributed evenly, ensuring every bite is bursting with savory goodness. Vegetables are positioned to add freshness without overwhelming the other flavors. A good drizzle of dressing brings all the elements together without making the sandwich soggy.


The Allure of Italian Sandwiches for Catering

So, what makes Italian sandwiches such a perfect fit for catering events? Here are a few reasons:

  • Variety: At Johnny C’s, we offer a vast selection of Italian sandwiches, from classic Caprese with fresh mozzarella and pesto to hearty Italian grinders piled high with meats and cheeses. This variety caters to different dietary preferences and ensures there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
  • Customization: The beauty of Italian sandwiches lies in their adaptability. We offer the option to choose from various meats, cheeses, breads, and toppings, allowing you to tailor the menu to your specific event theme or dietary restrictions.
  • Crowd-Pleasing Appeal: Italian sandwiches are universally loved. They’re familiar yet exciting, offering a delicious combination of savory flavors and textures. They’re perfect for both casual gatherings and more formal occasions.
  • Portability and Presentation: Italian sandwiches are inherently portable, making them ideal for buffets, grab-and-go lunches, or boxed meals. But don’t underestimate their visual appeal! With careful presentation featuring fresh ingredients and vibrant colors, Italian sandwiches can add a touch of elegance to your catered spread.


Perfecting the Italian Sandwich Platter for your Event

Here at Johnny C’s Deli & Pasta, we take pride in crafting the perfect Italian sandwich platters for your catering needs. To create a well-rounded spread, consider incorporating a variety of our most popular options:


  • The Classic: Our Italian Stallion, stacked with Genoa salami, capicola, and provolone on a toasted Italian roll with lettuce, tomato, onion, and our signature dressing, is a crowd-pleaser for a reason.
  • The Vegetarian Delight: The Veggie Capo features layers of roasted red peppers, fresh mozzarella, marinated artichoke hearts, and pesto on our homemade focaccia bread. It’s a vibrant and flavorful option for vegetarian guests.
  • The Hearty Choice: The Godfather, overflowing with sliced ham, roast beef, and turkey breast, along with provolone, Swiss cheese, and all the fixings, is perfect for those with a big appetite.


We recommend offering a mix of these classic combinations alongside a few specialty sandwiches to cater to different preferences. Don’t forget to include a selection of chips, pickles, and fresh fruit to complete the delicious spread.


Why Choose Johnny C’s Deli & Pasta for Your Catering Needs?

When it comes to catering with Italian sandwiches, Johnny C’s Deli & Pasta stands out. We use only the finest, freshest ingredients, ensuring every bite is bursting with flavor. Our experienced staff can help you design a menu that perfectly complements your event theme and dietary needs.

Beyond the food, we pride ourselves on exceptional service. We handle everything from delivery and setup to ensuring a seamless catering experience. Let Johnny C’s take care of the food so you can focus on making your event a success.

So, the next time you’re planning a catering event, consider the power of the Italian sandwich. With their versatility, crowd-pleasing appeal, and deliciousness, they’re sure to leave your guests wanting more. 


Contact Johnny C’s Deli & Pasta today, and let us create a menu that showcases the true essence of Italian sandwiches.