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2474 Dufferin St., Toronto, Ontario M6B 3P8, Canada
416-787-5205
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine
Lunch
Dinner
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Frequent visitors

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Gabriella T
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  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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48 reviews 48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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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260 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 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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29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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254 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 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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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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241 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 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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354 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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South of England
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Don't expect any ambiance or atmosphere. California Sandwiches has taken the Italian Steak Sandwich idea started by San Francesco's restaurant in Toronto, and continued it nicely. You walk in and line up to place your order for thinly sliced steak or breaded veal on a bun with tomato sauce, green peppers, onions (on the steak) or optional mushrooms, etc. at... More 

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Toronto
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137 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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