Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Chains >
Apr 21, 2012 01:05 PM


Capriotti's just opened a location in my neighborhood, Culver City, California.

Oddly enough, the opened up right across the street from Culver City's venerable Italian deli, Sorrento's, where I eat and buy groceries all the time.

But today on my Sorrento's run I noticed a big crowd at Capriotti's.

I only saw one reference on the board to Capriotti's -- in a thread about Jersey Mike's. (FWIW -- I tried Jersey Mike's, thought it was pretty good, not amazing.)

Anyone have any thoughts about Capriotti's. I must admit: I eat at chains sometimes for burgers (Fatburger, In and Out, Five Bros, Tommy's), but I admit to a prejudice against chain sub places. Not really into Quizno's. Subway only when there is nothing else around Jersey Mike's once or twice.

Still, I'm curious about Capriotti's and wonder why I would go there when our neighborhood has at least three mom-and-pop Italian sub places that we like.


  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. We really like Capriotti's. The burgers and the Bobbi(turkey stuffing cranberry) are what we order regularly. Doesn't feel like a chain, but I am in chain happy Az, so take with a grain of salt.

    1. Capriotti's is a world away from Subway and Quiznos IMO. Their subs taste like they're actually fresh, rather than shipped in from somewhere else, fake and cardboardy. (Can you tell I agree with you about chain subs?) Instead, Capriotti'sis the real deal -- at least at the original location here in Wilmington. I'm not a fan of cranberry so I haven't had the Bobbie, but the regular turkey sub is very good.

      2 Replies
      1. re: Rilke

        Just a stone's throw up the road from Wilmington, there's a Capriotti's in Kennett Square, PA. I sure don't get the feeling that I'm in an authentic, neighborhood Italian deli there. It feels and looks like a chain, and the food is okay, but nothing to write home about.

        1. re: CindyJ

          I can believe that. The original location feels authentic, but I've been in others that aren't the same.

          Again, Capriotti's turkey sub specifically is good. But there are other sub shops, even in Delaware, that offer consistent good subs across the board to beat Capriotti's other offerings -- which in turn, beat Subway and its ilk.