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Papa Sol's in Leslieville...should I be excited

grandgourmand Jun 8, 2010 05:03 AM

Just noticed this "opening soon" a little while ago. The prospects of easily accessible veal sandwiches excites me. Should it? I know there's a location in the Beaches, maybe some others on the board have tested their product and have something to say.

I hope it's something better than Mustachio's quality.

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    BequiaT Jun 8, 2010 06:04 AM

    Calm down GrandGourmand....the Beach location doesn't hold a candle to California Sandwiches, or the hot table at Commisso Brothers. Over priced ($10.00) for a veal on a bun, tough and greasy. I wouldn't waste my money of I were you

    1. ms. clicquot Jun 8, 2010 07:40 AM

      I tried the Beach location a few months ago. I had the chicken sandwich and it was ok, nothing great. The bun was very fresh but the chicken was a bit disappointing. It don't recall much about it and I haven't been back so I guess that tells you something. However, maybe they've improved since then and the new location will be good. We can always hope!

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        shocked Jun 8, 2010 07:52 AM

        We have also visited the Beach location. The quality is fine, but the service is VERY slow. Honestly, it takes about 20 minutes to get a sandwich- and that is when he only has a few customers....

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          ms. clicquot Jun 8, 2010 08:13 AM

          I do seem to recall it took a long time. My husband and I were the only people there and we also waited about 15 to 20 minutes for two sandwiches.

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        childofthestorm Jun 8, 2010 07:54 AM

        Walk down the street to Eastern Ave. and go to Tomasso's Trattoria, that's the real deal right there.

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          grandgourmand Jun 8, 2010 07:58 AM

          Really? I've driven by it a few times and wondered. I'll have to check them out.

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            childofthestorm Jun 8, 2010 08:08 AM

            It's excellent, both the hot table and the stuff of the menu, you really can't miss there. I really enjoyed my veal sandwich from there. Chat with the owner (who I presume is Tomasso), he's a good guy and obviously passionate about food.

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              JennaBean Jun 8, 2010 08:17 AM

              I live in the hood and have been three times. While I like the food I find the owner a wee bit creepy and over the top chatty. I just want my food and for him to stop talking to me! I refuse to go by myself. Maybe I'm just an overly senstive female but that's my two cents.

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          Pizza Lover Jun 8, 2010 10:37 AM

          Should you be excited - uhmm no.

          I tried the one at the Beach - what a disappointment.

          Overpriced - the smallest piece of veal (and not the greatest quality either- so maybe it's a blessing in disguise) that I've ever had in any veal sandwich and we ordered 3 portions so we had a chance to compare, super sloooooow service and it's cash only (really?! no excuse for that these days).

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            YummyYummy Jun 8, 2010 02:39 PM

            Always looking forward to more new food joints opening up in my neighborhood. However, I'm not too keen about this specific location 717 1/2 Queen Street East (just east of Broadview on Queen). It is located next door to what used to be the old funeral home. Call it silly superstition or what I'm always concerned about the metaphysical negative vibes it may have if I enter. LOL

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              JennaBean Jun 8, 2010 02:43 PM

              It is funny you say that because when the funeral home went up for lease I actually thought it would make a rather interesting resto space.

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                YummyYummy Jun 8, 2010 02:54 PM

                Saw the "opening soon" sign for Papa Sol just recently and then I coincidentally saw this thread and had to post about it immediately. I have no idea what will become of the old funeral home nor would I even consider dining in it if it became a restaurant. That's just me and my personal feelings about these type of things... LOL

                Anyone know what's become of the funeral home at Gerrard and Jones? It's the one directly across the street from the new trendy burger joint at Gerrard and Jones called Great Burger Kitchen.

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