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La Grotta Del Formaggio

1791 Commercial Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
604-255-3911
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Ranked #177 of 2,714 restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $4 - $8
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian
Dining options: Takeout
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Dining options: Takeout
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Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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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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6 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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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
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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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West Vancouver, Canada
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26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

As soon as you walk in you realize that you are in one of the most awesome Italian deli's ever. The cheese selection is extreme, but the real gem is just past the cheese's. It is the sandwich zone. There is a six foot long section just past the cheeses and olives shielded by glass that creates some of the... More

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56 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

I read about this deli/pannini shop on Friday evening and decided to give it a try on Sunday. It is located on the always energetic and interesting Commercial Drive in Vancouver. We didn't know what to expect so we got in line at a deli counter and waited our turn. There was about 50 choices to make to create your... More

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