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Oct 29, 2007 01:07 PM

Where to find Italian Hambugers

I just got back from Illinois and had a comfort food I hadn't seen in decades - the Italian Hamburger. To be specific, it reminds me of a salisbury steak smothered with spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese and is typically served open faced on Italian bread. It may include peppercinis as well. Anyone able to find this?

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  1. Reminds me of a meatball sandwich.

    4 Replies
    1. re: Alan408

      Speaking of which - are there any really good meatball sandwiches in SF? I mean where they actually use homemade meatballs (not frozen, premade)?

      1. re: lmarie

        Here's a thread on meatball subs in SF with details on these linked Places.

        1668 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123

        Marina Submarine
        2299 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123

        Viking's Giant Submarines
        1418 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123

        Pasta Gina
        741 Diamond St, San Francisco, CA 94114

        1. re: lmarie

          I like the meatball sandwich served by Amici's. Unfortunately, they only serve it at lunch (until 3:00pm) -- it's great, though.

          I also like the meatball sandwich at Park Chow. I think that that one is only served on Sundays.

          Park Chow
          1238 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

          Amici's East Coast Pizzeria
          216 King St, San Francisco, CA 94107

          1. re: lmarie

            it's not quite a meatball sandwich, but close. i guess it's more like one big meatball, flattened. i had it in LA a loooong time ago and saw it at pizza joints in chicago. Sounds like there's none in the bay area?