I've lived in the chicago area my whole like (just moved out of the city 4 years ago) and my quest for an authentic Italian sub has failed me. When i lived in the city, i grew up just 1 block from a place called Aldo's (on grand ave, just west of central) and i truely beleived they had the BEST sub i've ever had. They eventually sold and closed shop about 4 years ago and i have yet to find anything in the same league.
What im looking for is a real sub. A good 8" at least with FRESH french bread, fresh meats layered by hand, and the oil and vineger has to be homemade and make the sandwhich. No chain could ever come close to this.
Is there any place in the NW burbs or even north burbs that could end my quest?