This Italian Club Sandwich is so much better than your average sandwich, with a delicious combination of Italian meats, pepperoncinis, and more. It’s great for lunch or a picnic!

I was never one to get excited about sandwiches until I ate at Parm in NYC and tasted their Italian Club. I was used to the average PB&J or turkey mayo sandwiches of my childhood, but this was a sandwich on a totally different level.

Italian Sandwich - Held By Hand to Show Interior View with Salami Meats

I went on to taste all of the sandwiches on their menu, including meatball parms and this Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich that I also recreated for the blog, but admittedly those take a bit more work than the club sandwich I’m sharing here.

If you’ve got 5 minutes, you have time to make this sandwich. It’s so easy, yet so good.

Salami Sandwich - with Big Fluffy Bread, Pepperoncini, Lettuce, Tomato in Filling

Even though Parm’s version is excellent, I can’t be buying $16 sandwiches all the time, so I eventually started recreating them myself. They’re very delicious, and much more affordable.

How to Make an Italian Club Sandwich:

To start, get a good hoagie roll from a bakery or the grocery store, and spread one side with mayonnaise:

Spreading Sub Bread with Mayonnaise

If you have 10 minutes to spare, I recommend using homemade mayonnaise for the best flavor.

Next layer on thinly sliced soppressata:

Adding sliced Soppressata Onto Bread

Next up, genoa salami:

Adding sliced Genoa Salami Onto Bread

And then, thinly sliced black forest ham, layered on in folds:

Adding sliced Black Forest Ham Onto Bread

And then! Prosciutto di parma:

Adding sliced Prosciutto di Parma Onto Bread

But wait there’s more! Provolone or meunster cheese, and thinly sliced iceberg lettuce:

Adding Shredded Lettuce Onto Sandwich

Iceberg’s crisp, watery crunch makes it the best lettuce choice here.

Add thinly sliced fresh tomatoes and sliced pepperoncinis:

Tomato Slices and Pepperocini Added Onto Sandwich

Add a little salt and pepper on top, then put on the top piece of bread:

Pressing Down On the Salami Sandwich with Hand to Flatten

Slice it in half, then devour!

Italian Sandwich Recipe - Served on Wooden Board with 4 Meats and Veggie Filling

This Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich is also one of my favorites that I recreated from Parm in NYC. I also love these Italian Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats and Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops. Enjoy!

Italian Sandwich Held By Hand to Show Interior View with Meats and Filling

Italian Club Sandwich

This Italian Club Sandwich Recipe is so much better than your average sandwich, but it’s still super quick and easy to make for a great lunch.

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  • 1 hoagie roll
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 6 slices deli black forest ham
  • 6 slices soppressata
  • 6 slices genoa salami
  • 2 slices prosciutto di parma
  • 2 slices provolone cheese
  • 3 slices tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped iceberg lettuce
  • 1/4 cup sliced pepperoncinis
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Cut the hoagie roll in half through the middle, then spread the bottom or top with the mayonnaise.
  • Layer on the ham, creating folds in the meat instead of laying it flat.
  • Layer on the soppressata, salami, and prosciutto di parma, cheese, tomatoes, iceberg lettuce, and pepperoncinis.
  • Season with a sprinkle of salt and pepper, then put the top of the sandwich on.
  • Slice in half and enjoy!


Calories: 1087kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 68g, Fat: 75g, Saturated Fat: 26g, Cholesterol: 230mg, Sodium: 5125mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 3g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

Post updated with photos, writing, and more tips. Originally published December 2015.