About Us!

OUR MISSION

  • To “Nurture” our guests with warm hospitality and fresh food, and

  • Contribute to the future of the city while honoring its rich history one sandwich at a time.”

BE OUR GUEST & CELEBRATE BUFFALO'S GREAT HISTORY & DELICIOUS FOOD!

HISTORICALLY GREAT FOOD!

Our fresh homemade sandwiches, soups and salads pay tribute to Buffalo's iconic architecture & all are named after historic buildings in Buffalo (i.e. The Genesee Gateway, Electric Tower, The Larkin, The Armory, The Gold Dome, etc.). Our Commitment to our guests is fresh food, minimal wait times, phone-in orders & delivery for catering!

The Gateway City Deli focuses on freshness and value through high quality ingredients and nutritionally healthy portions at a competitive price. We serve homemade sandwiches, soups and salads, and we are looking forward to accommodating our guests who are largely professional business people with limited time for lunch.

EXPERIENCE OUR GOODIES!!

BREAKFAST

("Elm Oak" - Our Most Popular Breakfast Sandwich)

LUNCH

The Hotel Lafayette

CATERING

Monday-Friday & Special Requests

MEET THE OWNERS!

Jim Carlo - is a veteran chef and brings operational expertise having worked in the hospitality and culinary industry the majority of his career. He has worked as far away as California and Florida but his heart was always in Buffalo. Jim obtained his Master’s in Education and over the last several years has taught Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management at Erie Community College, Trocaire College’s Russel J. Salvatore School for Hospitality and at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute. Jim is also certified in ServSafe (safe food handling) and is a qualified instructor for hotels and restaurants that want their employees trained in this area and the area of workplace safety and loss prevention. We would love to hear your comments and feedback – please complete the Contact Form on our Contact Page and we will respond as soon as possible.
Jim Carlo - Owner & Chef
Sandra Carlo - known to many people as “Sam” has a Master’s in Business Administration and has spent the majority of her career as an Administrator/Chief Operating Officer in Healthcare Administration. Her areas of expertise include Operations, Human Resources, Finance, and Customer Satisfaction. In addition, Sam has always had a passion for interior design/decorating and, upon retirement from the healthcare industry, she went back to school and received her certificate in interior design/decorating at the NY Institute of Art and Design. She was so excited to put into practice what she learned and thus designed the interior of the Deli. As owners, Jim and Sam plan to be present on site and actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the Deli to ensure its success, and customer satisfaction. Both Jim and Sam live in the Waterfront Village community are very excited to be part of the resurgence of Downtown Buffalo.
Sandra (Sam) Carlo - Co-Owner

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