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La Grotta Del Formaggio

1791 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
604-255-3911
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Ranked #863 of 2,869 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $4 - $8
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian
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Dining options: Takeout
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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157 reviews 157 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I asked if there was any place to sit. The man behind the counter pointed to a few sad and small tables and chairs squished against the store front window outside. It was raining heavily and so that was not an option. " No, really; isn't there somewhere I can eat inside?". " No, but you can buy a sandwich... More 

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202 reviews 202 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Yes, all the panini here are perfect! When shopping on Commercial Drive on Saturdays, make sure you come here to La Grotta to buy your cheese around lunchtime and get a panino for lunch along with their great cheese. One of Vancouver's first and best cheese shops + the first selling panini too. Now there's a Panini Fad everywhere but... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

I agree with all of the other reviewers about the sandwiches being exceptional. Made to order with a varied selection of the best ingredients. I always get mine grilled. They also have a great selection of cheeses, deli meats and fine Italian products. Those who try it once soon become regulars.

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Vancouver, Canada
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51 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

This deli is amazing. When you arrive you will see by how busy they are and how many locals frequent here that this is a hidden gem. The paninis here are made to order with great ingredients and are very delicious. Anytime I'm nearby I drop in to get a superb sandwich.

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West Vancouver, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

It's been a long time since I was "in the neighborhood" on Commercial Drive and Second Avenue; however I had the good luck of being there yesterday and I jumped on the chance to get some heavenly La Grotta Del Formaggio sandwiches - bringing them back to the North Shore about an hour trip on the bus from the deli.... More 

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Vancouver
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107 reviews 107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I love walking into this narrow Italian cheese shop pausing to look if they have any Venezualan Beaver cheese in the cheese counter. Unlikely, but they do have cheese and they will make you a wonderful sandwich. I always choose a round foccacia (and a whole one is a meal for two). You have a choice of meats and they... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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84 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

La Grotta Del Formaggio is a little deli (no seating area though) to order a custom made sandwich, that easily could be both a lunch and dinner...made with the finest Italian ingredients I can ever remember seeing in the same place. The staff was friendly, purposeful and competent. They also offer a wide selection of Italian food fixin's. The sandwich... More 

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Vancouver
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7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

To be honest I don't really pay that much attention to the other food offerings but the made to order sandwiches are incredible. Most recently I had a few made up in advance for a big celebration (along with sushi, made to order catered food, etc.). Well the sandwiches from La Grotta were a big hit! We grilled them at... More 

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Abbotsford, Canada
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50 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

When in Vancouver it is a must trip for all my Italian cooking needs and while I'm there a sandwich is a must! The owner is always friendly, going back to the World Cup when Italy won and I gave a Italia Champions Flag and got back two Italia t-shirts. Great products, great people, great owners makes a great shopping... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Without a doubt, my favourite sandwich in Vancouver. We make it a stop at least once a week. La Grotta is primarily a cheese shop, it sells an incredible selection of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and Italian staples. It also makes the most incredible panini sandwich. The perfect balance of meat, cheese, olives,marinated eggplant, and a generous drenching of olive... More 

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Additional Information about La Grotta Del Formaggio

Address: 1791 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 604-255-3911
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 4 - 8
Cuisine: Delicatessen, Italian

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