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“I don't get it” 3 of 5 stars
Review of California Sandwiches

California Sandwiches
812 Warden Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
416-755-0555
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Ranked #2,442 of 6,776 Restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: Californian
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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“I don't get it”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

The sandwiches are good, but I feel like I outgrew any desire to eat a pound of vein-y meat and cup of sauce on a boring white bun. I didn't finish my sandwich (veal) and neither did my wife (meatballs). They tasted okay, but not great.

The veal was good, not great, and for $8 sandwich I want great espec. since they nickel and dime you if you want onions/peppers etc. I was a little insulted that they wanted me to pay an extra $3 for onions and muchrooms. The meatball sandwich was boring but fine. I get grossed out by gristle/fat and I was pleased with texture of the meatballs.

The ambiance is dreadful. Bright lights, high ceiling, bad acoustics, cheap signage. The vast majority of patrons I saw got take-out so they could eat their soggy sandwich at home I guess.

The people who like these types of sandwiches will continue to like them, and California Sandwiches has a good reputation. The food was decent, just not my thing and nothing else about the place made we want to make return visit.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Best sandwich ever!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

This place has by far the best italian sandwich! Get the chicken with cheese and you won't be dissapointed! Honestly you could probably get anything from the menu and it would be amazing!

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Jamaica
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Veal or eggplant are scrumpdilicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

A real mom and pop home cooking experience. I used to allow myself to crave these sandwiches when they were in the Beaches, but since they closed that location a few years ago I've had to curb my cravings which has been by painful indeed. One sandwich could generally serve two people but it isn't worth sharing, you'd be better off stuffing yourself silly and as luring every bite.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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90 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Far too much breading.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012 via mobile

The meat is sliced far too thin much better sandwiches in the city.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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