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Toronto's best veal sandwich?

mandarina Nov 13, 2008 12:58 PM

This is sure to ignite some passionate discussion, but I must ask - where is the best veal sandwich in the city? I will travel the GTA far and wide, I just want a melt in your mouth good one please...

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    likescrab Nov 13, 2008 01:05 PM

    Oh come on, hands down california sandwiches near clinton street. have it with a chocolate milk!

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    1. re: likescrab
      Finnegan Nov 13, 2008 02:02 PM

      Correctamundo...best veal in Toronto. Homemade hot olves are pretty tasty too

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        Davwud May 30, 2011 05:27 AM

        Ding, ding, ding, ding.

        Has to be the original Clermont location though.


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          acd123 May 30, 2011 05:48 AM

          Have you been to Vinny's?

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            Davwud May 30, 2011 06:03 AM

            On Dupont?? If so, yes. It was quite a while ago and I remember not being all that impressed. I do hear a lot of people liking it so maybe I need to give them another shot.


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              acd123 May 30, 2011 06:15 AM

              Yes, on Dupont. You definitely have to give them another shot. I have been to California (all of them) countless times and Vinny's wins IMO.

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                pinstripeprincess May 30, 2011 06:43 AM

                i thought it was kinda awful.... gigantic bun, tough thin pieces of veal, incredibly soggy. i got the impression from the articles in the place (though old) that the meatballs might have been the thing to get. i've been trying to go to vinny's for a long time (always closed when i attempted) but it was very disappointing.

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                  acd123 May 30, 2011 08:41 AM

                  That's shocking. I've had a few dozen of Vinny's veal sandwiches and I've never had that experience. Always super tender meat in a breading that stays crisp, piled on bun that holds together. Perfect meat to bun ratio.

                  My recent experiences at California on Claremont were similar to your experiences at Vinny's. The sandwich falls apart because it is so soggy. And several times, I've bitten in to pieces of gristle.

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                  Davwud May 30, 2011 07:33 AM

                  I'll give them another shot but not sure when then. I figure the last time I was there it was probably 6 - 7 years ago. They were in the house at the corner of Dupont and Manning at the time.


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                    TorontoTuna May 30, 2011 12:45 PM

                    Schnitzel Queen at Queen and Sherbourne has THE BEST veal sammy in town. A monster piece of veaL, perfectly seasoned on a fresh bun, at an absurdly cheap price. Owners who run the shop are Hungarian, so try the goulash too.

                    1. re: Davwud
                      Ender Jun 1, 2011 10:21 AM

                      That wasn't Vinny's that was a different place that went under about 2 years ago. Vinny's has only ever been near Shaw and Dupont.

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                prima Jun 9, 2011 04:37 PM

                I like the sandwiches from the California on Dufferin. Also like Ciccio Sanwiccio north of Yonge & Lawrence, when I don't feel like driving to California.

                California Sandwiches
                2700 Dufferin St, Toronto, ON M6B4J3, CA

                Ciccio Sanwiccio
                3220 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4N 2L2, CA

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              imeedigos1 Jul 28, 2010 10:18 PM

              Try San Francesco located at Brittania Rd.W and Mavis. They have the best veal sandwich ;fresh and crispy. I advise you if you go there on Fridays be sure to go there before rush hour- long line-ups. They have excellent service and friendly staff.

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                cynalan Jul 29, 2010 01:25 PM

                Agree with San Francesco, but I like the location at 403 and Winston Churchill. Knocks the socks off California's just down the road.

              2. ekim256 Jul 29, 2010 01:09 AM

                I like California Sandwiches more than San Francesco. Get it spicy with the peppers...y u m!

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                  Toronto Fastfoodie Jul 29, 2010 05:17 AM

                  I do really like California, as well as Bitondos. And I would certainly not turn down a sandwich from Commisso Bros. But for sure, my all-time favorite sandwich in Toronto comes from what could possible be one of the least likely areas in the city: Ciccio Sandwiccio on Yonge, just north of Lawrence. Heavenly.

                  11 Clinton St, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

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                    applesolutely May 29, 2011 06:24 PM

                    The best ever...
                    Get with Mushrooms and extra cheese. omg amazing and always consistant quality.

                    California Sandwiches
                    3703 Chesswood Dr, Toronto, ON M3J2P6, CA

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                      superizzy May 29, 2011 07:12 PM

                      Vinnii's Panini on Dupont west of Christie. Each sammie home-made from scratch by Vinni's Mom in the back. not the fastest but the best

                      1. danionavenue May 29, 2011 07:37 PM

                        California Sandwiches for sure.

                        1. PoppiYYZ May 30, 2011 06:22 AM

                          To make matters more difficult, who has the best cooked hot peppers to go with the sandwich? Some places just use sliced raw jalapenos which is completely unacceptable.

                          Best place that had an amazing veal sandwich AND wicked tasty hot peppers was the San Francesco's on Steeles by Weston. I believe they have now changed name and possibly ownership.

                          If you are out that way, the Pandoro Italian Bakery in Bolton has an acceptable veal sandwich. Cooked hot peppers too, but not that hot.

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                            Herb May 30, 2011 12:26 PM

                            The original San Francesco is still there on Clinton.

                            San Francesco Foods
                            10 Clinton St, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

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                            aliangwb May 30, 2011 08:46 AM

                            Agincourt Bakery on Pharmacy north of Finch.

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                              franpelyk May 30, 2011 08:20 PM

                              hands down.........the best veal sandwich in town. Don't forget to try the steak with cheese and mushrooms! The Panzerroti.........incredible!

                              11 Clinton St, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

                              1. duckdown Jun 1, 2011 01:19 PM

                                -1 for California... There's like 30 locations now and none of them are any good

                                I haven't been to Clermont location though..

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                                  atomeyes Jun 1, 2011 05:22 PM

                                  California sandwiches was gross. would rather eat Moustachio's any day (and take that as you will)

                                2. jayt90 Jun 9, 2011 07:07 PM

                                  In selling beef to one of these busy sandwich shops, I can tell you that the franchisee buys a lot of Canada grade 'AAA'
                                  eye of round in cryovac. Never veal.

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