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Chicagoland Deli

Serving up Your Fresh Deli Favorites

Capitano Deli & Sweets is a family-owned and operated delicatessen in Yorkville, Illinois. Our family is committed to quality food and service for every customer that walks through our door.

At Capitano, we offer a delicious selection of fresh fare. We proudly serve American deli favorites and Italian bites using the freshest ingredients. We’re bringing you delicious, handcrafted sandwiches stacked high with Boar’s Head meats and cheeses.  From hand-carved deli meats to freshly prepared lunches and sides, we have what it takes to satisfy your appetite.

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Welcome to the Family

We want our guests to feel at home. Capitano Deli & Sweets is a community spot where you can have a great sandwich, enjoy a glass of wine and stay a while. Feel free to sit and chat, read a book, and enjoy the atmosphere.

A Message from the Founder:

“Come, eat and be a part of the family. When you’re in my deli, you’re in my home. I want it to feel like you are coming over for a fresh, home-cooked meal. You can feel comfortable and stay a while. That’s important. Guests will see me, my wife, or another member of my family every day. I love serving great food to good people and I look forward to sharing a meal with you.”

Owner BJ Gerl

Our Story

Our founder was inspired by his family’s Italian recipes and perseverance.

The Capitano family ventured to America in the early 1920s from Palermo in Sicily, Italy. They were in search of the new, exciting opportunities America had to offer. Soon after immigrating to the U.S., tragedy struck the Capitanos. Great Grandpa Capitano passed away suddenly, leaving behind his beloved wife and their six children. With great determination and tenacity, Great Grandma Capitano went to work full time and continued to raise the children on her own. She instilled in her children that with hard work and dedication, anything can be achieved. This perseverance has truly become a part of the Capitano name.

Great Grandma’s disposition inspired the family for generations to come. This is where we come in. Our founder knows the importance of family and integrity. That’s why Capitano Deli & Sweets is a community delicatessen where you can experience great food with the ones you love.

Free Delivery to Yorkville Businesses

Get fresh, homemade meals delivered right to your door.
Capitano Deli is proud to offer free delivery to Yorkville businesses. Hardworking people deserve a great lunch.

Want to stay in for dinner? We delivery to homes after 3 PM.
$5.00 Home Delivery Charge

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