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Places to find capicola in Orange County.

Chubbypanda Sep 19, 2006 08:46 PM

Hey all,

A good friend of mine has been craving a tasty capicola sandwich similar to the type he used to get as a child with his father (an LA county sheriff) during the summer. Since he lives in Lake Forest, LA is too far to go for either lunch or a workday dinner. Are there any places around either Huntington Beach or Lake Forest that serve a good capicola?

I'm wondering if they serve it at the Globe deli in Costa Mesa...

- Chubbypanda

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  1. elmomonster RE: Chubbypanda Sep 19, 2006 08:52 PM

    You should check Claro's in Tustin. I'm willing to bet they have it.


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    1. re: elmomonster
      GrindzHound RE: elmomonster Sep 19, 2006 10:04 PM

      Claro's is the real deal, they have capicola and wonderful cured meats. The premade sandwiches are better than any Italian sandwich you'll get at Togo's but the fresh choose-your-own meat sandwiches are extra mouth watering good. For extra robust flavor try a little saprasotto (sp?) and one of the many dry salames also. By the way, they have terrific pizza dough too.

    2. Professor Salt RE: Chubbypanda Sep 19, 2006 09:36 PM

      You might try the deli case at Lucca. They've cut back on their inventory since last year, but they might still have it. I don't think they have a sandwich on the menu, but they'll probably make one for you? Not too far from Lake Forest, either.

      Lucca Cafe & Market
      6507 Quail Hill Pkwy
      Irvine, CA 92603
      (949) 725-1773

      Also, put in a call to Gelson's in Irvine (Alton @ Jeffrey) I think they might carry capicola.

      1. JAB RE: Chubbypanda Sep 19, 2006 11:20 PM

        3rd Claro's and if you really want a flavorful spicy cap, you need to ask for and get it lean.

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          Chubbypanda RE: Chubbypanda Sep 27, 2006 04:08 PM

          Claro's! Someone told me about that. Thank you so much for reminding me. We'll be going to Claro's for capicola sammies. Thanks much!

          (I like the Gelson's in Irvine too, but I want someone else to make the sandwich. Isn't the same when I make it. =b )

          - Chubbypanda


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