YORK COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — A new sub shop recently held its soft opening in Wrightsville last week.

The newly opened Riverside Subs is owned and operated by Disma Campailla, who grew up working for his family’s restaurant called, Vecchia Sicilia Pizza. According to Campailla, his family’s restaurant has been open for 26 years – first opening back in 1997.

Owner of Riverside Subs, Disma Campailla

Aside from working in his family’s restaurant growing up, Campailla also went on to culinary school while he was in high school. According to Campailla, he will be the owner and the chef of the new Riverside Subs.

Riverside Subs is located at the former Casa’ Doria Pizza, on 246 Hellam Street. According to Campailla, Casa’ Doria Pizza closed down sometime last year, which opened the door for him to purchase the space for his restaurant.

“I live in Wrightsville, so when I saw it come up for sale, it was a no brainer for me,” Campailla said.

According to Campailla, renovations on the new space began about three months ago and were recently completed ahead of their soft opening on Wednesday, May 17.

The new, approximately 1,100-square-foot space is capable of seating about 30 guests – it should be noted that Riverside Subs is more of a takeout eatery than a sit-down restaurant. According to Campailla, the new Riverside Subs offers a variety of menu options for guests to choose from, such as:

  • Subs
  • Dinner entrees
  • Wraps
  • Sandwiches
  • Appetizers
  • Kids meals
  • Salads and more!

Since opening, Campailla has created about 10 jobs – if you are interested in applying to work at Riverside Subs you are encouraged to pick up an application on-site.

The hours of operation for the new Riverside Subs are:

  • Wednesdays – Thursdays // 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Fridays – Saturdays // 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sundays // 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

“[Opening Riverside Subs] feels greater than what I imagined it would,” Campailla expressed. “The turnout was greater than anticipated and the support from this small town and the surrounding community was great – it means a whole lot to us as a small business.”

The new Riverside Subs is open for business, but plans on holding an official grand opening ceremony in the near future.