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California Sandwiches

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Italian, Sandwiches
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2474 Dufferin St., Toronto, Ontario M6B 3P8, Canada
416-787-5205
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food lousy service

The food is always amazing, however they are too busy to smile, especially the male who was at the cash the day we were there. He acted so annoyed when I placed my order. I had a $50 order and I didn't even get what I asked for. I couldn't go back because we took our food on the road... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Bella B
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Timmins, Canada
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  • Local cuisine
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Sudbury
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Amazing Sandwich.....clean..friendly establishment....bar none....the best veal sandwich I have ever eaten...from their state at This little shop to having over 12 locations in Greater Toronto...what a success story Try the Food...you will not be dissapointed

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Timmins, Canada
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75 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The food is always amazing, however they are too busy to smile, especially the male who was at the cash the day we were there. He acted so annoyed when I placed my order. I had a $50 order and I didn't even get what I asked for. I couldn't go back because we took our food on the road... More 

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59 reviews 59 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We usually drive down to this location once or twice in a month, the operational hours are excellent! First time way over a year and a half ago, long after this establishment moved over to the corner from the plaza above, we simply just didnt find it. We thought, they closed down, so we went uptown to feed our hunger.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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290 restaurant reviews
256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We ordered take out from California Sandwiches. It was one of the best places for take out veal sandwiches years ago. What we found was nothing like we remembered. The piece of veal was so small, and overly breaded. Even worse is that it was so overcooked and tasteless. I asked for mushrooms, onions, and peppers and was charged an... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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40 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

First off, THE BEST CHICKEN & VEAL CUTLET SANDWICHES IN THE COUNTRY!!! Others take note, THESE PEOPLE KNOW HOW TO MAKE A SANDWICH!!! Worth every penny. Massive fillings, not skimpy with the toppings where some other places actually WEIGH the toppings lol!!! The hot table here is amazing, especially the Eggplant Parmiggianna!! THIS IS CANADAS ORIGINAL SANDWICH SHOP!!!

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Toronto, Canada
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329 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I was driving by lunchtime and though it was a wrap place. I ordered the steak sandwich, my girlfriend had the grilled veggie sandwich. They sandwiches are very big Sotheby's $20 price tag for 2 and a water is not unreasonable. This was probably the best steak sandwich I've had. I usually don't order this kind of sandwich because the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Over expansion really killed the California Sandwich franchise in my opinion. When I once used to get my veal freshly made at the Dufferin and Castlefield location before they moved into bigger digs, they now have the veals pre-made and it's a bit of a let down. Everything about the sandwich seems to have diminished in terms of overall quality... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Best place for veal or chicken sandwiches in Dufferin Lawrence area. Prices a little steep but good quality. The room is quite pretty but it's not fine dining. Hot table good. Eggplant Parm is a good choice

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Toronto, Canada
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362 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

best veal on a bun anywhere, and now at the Warden/Eglinton store they take credit cards/debit unlike Claremont street, and you can buy a small or large mason jar of sauce to take home for spaghetti etc. It is great sauce .

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CANADA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Always amazing but definitely no frills...Just plain great food. If you visit Toronto this is a must stop...Lived in or near Toronto all my life and still crave it and can't wait to go back for more :)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2474 Dufferin St., Toronto, Ontario M6B 3P8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto
  • Phone Number: 416-787-5205

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian, Sandwiches

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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