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  1. DIFRANCOS ON WOODLEY JUST SOUTH OF SATICOY ON THE EAST SIDE.THE BEST SUBS OF ANY KIND!

    1. Cavaretta's Italian Deli on Sherman Way just west of Topanga. Best Italian subs, my favorite is ham & cheese (no mustard), meatball is great as well.

      If you don't want to trek out to Cavaretta's, DiFranko's is good. Never had their meatball sub have had the ham & cheese and tuna, both very good.

      Also Dan's Super Subs on Ventura Blvd. in Woodland Hills, between Topanga & Fallbrook.

      1. Italia Deli in Granada Hills. San Fernando Mission and Balboa. I worked there in high school...they bake their own bread and meatballs are yummy.

        1. San Carlo Italian Deli
          10178 Mason Ave
          Chatsworth, CA

          1. Roma Deli on Lankershim just north of Victory in North Hollywood.

            1. As a kid I always liked Santoro's on Burbank Blvd. in Burbank. I haven't been there for years, and I recall that their other sandwiches weren't much to write home about.

              1. Milano's on Brand in Glendale.

                1. My favorite subs of all time...

                  Big MO Sub Shop
                  22720 Roscoe Blvd (Cross Street: Sale Avenue)
                  Canoga Park, CA 91304
                  (818) 884-5131

                  I've been eating their subs since I was a kid. I always go for the hot roast beef with provolone, but they also do meatball, I believe. Yummy!

                  1. I 2nd the vote for Cavaretta's.

                    1. Try Cricca's -- Topanga Cyn. Blvd., maybe half a mile south of Ventura Blvd. on the east side of the street.

                      1. YES for Cricca's! I love all their sandwiches.

                        1. i 3rd cavarettas. i used to work next door at the camera shop. definitely was one of my top lunch spots. their canollis are equally superb. besides that, i say dan's sub on ventura and shoup(ish), and mo's is pretty good too.

                          1. Head over to Italia Bakery & Deli on San fernando Mission and Balboa. The bread is made fresh, you won't regret it.The best subs in the valley and their meatballs are so tasty with great sauce!
                            11134 Balboa Blvd
                            Granada Hills, CA 91344
                            (818) 360-2913

                            1. I went to DiFranco's on Woodley...terrible. The bread was hard, the toppings ice cold, and the service awful.

                              Taste Chicago on Hollywood Way has a great, packed in meatball sub, but a little more expensive than most places. Giamela's on Magnolia has the same style as DiFranco's, except good.

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                              1. re: Mr.Ramen

                                DiFranco's has both hard and soft rolls available. If you don't specify, they put it on a hard roll.

                              2. Milano's on Brand Blvd. had a very good meatball sandwich, I think Tony's deli in Burbank is the best now (was even when Milano's was open) Tony's is on Magnolia a little west of Victory.

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                                1. re: wyatt3290

                                  There's another Tony's with good meatball sandwiches on Alameda and Glenoaks. Related? That I don't know.

                                  1. re: Das Ubergeek

                                    I've been eating at Tony's for over 20 years. The original is on Magnolia and still run by original owner (I believe). They opened a second on Glenoaks at Allen and the owner's son ran it. A few years later they moved that one to Glenoaks and Alameda. That location is now owned by an ex-employee who didn't change a thing. Great meatball subs and they sell their fabulous sauce by the quart.

                                2. And I'll 4th Cavaretta's. It's been excellent for more than two decades.

                                  1. I don't think the Tony's @ Alameda & Glenoaks is related to the other store. Is it good?

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                                    1. re: wyatt3290

                                      It's pretty tasty. A little garlic powder on their red sauce fixes it.

                                    2. Matt & Tonys on the corner of Chatsworth and Sepulveda has a great meatball sub. Italia is good also.

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                                      1. re: BBQ101

                                        I like Matt & Tony's also. Great little sammich shop up there. Is that North Hills or Granada Hills, I can never really tell.

                                      2. i've always been kinda partial to the one at Joe Peep's in North Hollywood.

                                        1. If you're in Burbank, try Dino's meatball sub. They bake it in their pizza oven so it comes out crisp & gooey.

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                                          Dino's Pizza
                                          3520 W Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505