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California Sandwiches

2474 Dufferin St., Toronto, Ontario M6B 3P8, Canada
416-787-5205
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Ranked #271 of 6,561 restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Toronto
Top Contributor
246 reviews 246 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I have heard of this place for years but it's nowhere near where I live but I was in the area so I decided to try it out. They did not disappoint. The sandwiches are quite big and even at about $8 each I thought it was fair value. I tried the veal and the meatball sandwiches and both were... More

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Waterloo, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

There is a style of Italian sandwiches (or if you are more hip, panini) that seems to be unique to the Toronto region -- I've had Italian sandwiches around the world (including in Italy) and I have not encountered the Toronto variation anywhere else. Toronto Italian sandwiches are the product of the wave of Italian Immigration of the 50's and... More

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Whitby, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Great old school sandwich, always busy, bun fresh and sauce way to good with hot peppers. I don't miss this place when I am in this neck of the woods.

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Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I've eaten here on four different occasions. I've had the chicken cutlet sandwich and other times, the vegetarian eggplant parmesan. The sandwiches are all somewhere around $10 (bit less) and you pay extra for toppings. My topping recommendations are mushrooms, hot peppers, and cheese. Beware, they don't provide cutlery, but ample napkins are provided as your fingers will be messy... More

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oshawa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Have always loved their sandwiches but my eggplant parmesan was tasteless, over fried, sliced too thing and the cheese was mozzarella not even provolone like it once was. Sorry to say that I left very disappointed and this is the first time in years..hopefully it was a one off because it was not a nice sandwich...

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ilangenfelds@peo.on.ca
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

If you like veal, chicken or steak sandwiches, you will love this place. have been going for over 30 years. Sandwiches are huge, you can get them seet, medium or hot, steaming hot sandwiches with tomato sauce and you can get onions, cheese as toppings. Casual place bit you can't go wrong going to one of the Califonia locations across... More

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

after staying away for 2 yrs. from calf. sand. on dufferin st. because of bad food, tonite i went there on mon. july 22, 2013, at 930pm. (they close at 10pm). i had a sweet veal, with mushrooms and a dr. pepper, cost was $11.25. i ate inside the rest., the veal was NOT hot, as if it was sitting... More

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

A very average Italian sandwich restaurant, basically a low quality fast food. they made their name years ago when they were one of the first Italian sandwich places around. every time I eat there I get a heartburn like no other!

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Toronto
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I could write this review a hundred times, for all the opportunities I have taken over the last 25 years to eat there. A true hole in the wall, the original of an ever expanding name brand, it is still the best! I have enjoyed every last bite, from the hottest veal sandwich I could find, loaded with cheese and... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

terible service. I hate places that have a real attitude. - Poor quality food- too much veins and fat in sandwich

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