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California Sandwiches

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2474 Dufferin St, Toronto, Ontario M6B 3P8, Canada
416-787-5205
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10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Excellent food. Had a veal there a few months ago. Very very good! One of The Best in Toronto. I had last visited this location a couple years ago, and the meat portion has in fact shrunk recently, in comparison. This is fast food, Italian style.

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Thank gadefo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

I used to love going here and told all my friends this was the place for a good veal. It's still huge and made well, crispy veal cutlets-provolone cheese. Fast forward about a year or 2 and the sandwich was still pretty good just incredibly salty. The sauce is wayy over salted and the veal had way too much breading.... More 

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Thank MikepSRT
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

California on Dufferin is still one of the best italian sandwiches in the city. Cutlets are crispy, but not too chewy. Saucy, but not soaking. Spicy, but not overwhelming. Enjoy!

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Thank Eurotrip2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

The sandwiches still taste good but are expensive and the veal is hammered paper thin. The secret is the amazing tomato sauce. It's a must have for sure, but not what it used to be. This location is as good as most others.

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Thank Anthony_Nalli
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Been going to the original location on Claremont for over 20 years. Watched the girls grow up and some of the grand dams of the family pass on. They've always been the best sandwiches in the city. My choice is the medium veal with onions & cheese and it will never change!! They even pack it separately for me to... More 

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Thank CPK K
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

These guys mastered the Italian sandwiches. The chicken cutlet sandwich is very tasty. The food is fresh and the service is great. The only turn off is the horrible club style loud music in the background and the dining room that looks and feel like employees' cafeteria.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Fast service, great food, reasonable prices. They also have a great hot table, assortment of salads, gelato and espresso/ cappuccino. You can't go wrong. Try the mini sandwich if you aren't super hungry. Just enough with a salad or side. Enjoy !!

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Thank Gerry H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

In town for work - wanted something quick and easy (but out of the hotel within walking distance). The valet suggested California Sandwiches which of course in my mind, meant HEALTHY, light, natural ingredients. I could not have been more wrong - BUT - the sandwiches were still very good. I had the chicken thinking it would be GRILLED but... More 

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Thank mskenney
Campbelville, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is the place in Toronto for sweet veal sandwiches. They do hot as well, but the sweet veal is some of the best anywhere.

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Thank Lawrence Ian G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

This is great place for lunch. The Sammie are unique to Toronto. Only open a new location when new family member is old enough. Unfortunately cash only

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Fast Food, Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2474 Dufferin St, Toronto, Ontario M6B 3P8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > North York
  • Neighborhood: North York
  • Phone Number: 416-787-5205

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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