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ISO Tramezzini Sandwiches in Toronto

ElizabethS Mar 19, 2011 04:59 PM

We were recently in Venice and loved Tramezzini sandwiches - are they available anywhere in Toronto? TIA

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    Yongeman Mar 19, 2011 06:29 PM

    Can you describe them, please?

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    1. re: Yongeman
      ElizabethS Mar 20, 2011 06:52 AM

      They are small sandwiches on white bread with various fillings - shrimp, tuna, egg, meat, etc - definitely a guilty pleasure! Pic here


      1. re: ElizabethS
        Yongeman Mar 20, 2011 08:44 AM

        Oh nice! Like super-gourmet party sandwiches.

        1. re: Yongeman
          Porto Mar 20, 2011 09:23 AM

          Hi Elizabeth,
          I've been keeping an eye out since I had these too a couple of years ago.
          No luck unfortunatley, they certainly were wonderful in Venice, I went to both locations and the wine pairings as well fantastic. The bread component is simply white or whole wheat sandwich bread. The only place I've seen something is at the St Urbain Bagel shop at bathurst and steeles. Only they are not as fancy and filled with egg or tuna. They have them premade in the fridge, takeaway containers. Good luck.....Porto

          1. re: Yongeman
            ElizabethS Mar 20, 2011 09:41 AM

            Yongeman - we describe them as really good funeral sandwiches :)

            Porto - thanks - will post if I find them....

            1. re: ElizabethS
              Yongeman Mar 20, 2011 11:06 AM

              Haha. Really!

          2. re: ElizabethS
            prima Mar 22, 2011 02:57 PM

            Those are beautiful!

            The closest thing I've seen in Toronto would be some of the tea sandwiches served at the Windsor Arms, but they aren't at that level. If you're ever in NYC or Southhampton, Sant Ambroeus serves expensive, upscale tramezzini, but not quite as beautiful or complex as those in your photo.


            Windsor Arms
            18 St Thomas St, Toronto, ON M5S, CA

            1. re: prima
              albanis Mar 23, 2011 07:41 AM

              I have had them a couple of times in Italy and I think you can just make them yourself! The funeral sandwiches comment is pretty spot-on, funny.

              1. re: albanis
                prima Mar 23, 2011 07:49 AM

                I guess so, but might take some time & practice to make these ones: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sutanto/...

                1. re: prima
                  albanis Mar 23, 2011 01:12 PM

                  Yeah but they are always the same, chopped egg, plain lettuce, oil-packed tuna, etc. I like to cook a lot and wouldn't go out of my way to pay money for that as opposed to some other Italian dishes.

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