HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >
What's your latest food quest? Get great advice

meatball sub in the O.C.

bigdead1 Jul 15, 2012 09:56 PM

Me and the wife are looking for a really good meatball sub in O.C. our go to sandwich place is Desimones but thier meatball sub is just okay. Looking for Gad Dam if you know what i mean

  1. n
    New Trial Jul 15, 2012 10:58 PM

    Not really a sub place but I like the meatball sandwich at Sabatino's in Newport Beach--though it is hard to tear myself away from their even better sausages. I thought the meatball sub at Gina's near UCI was surprisingly good but that might partially be due to the comparison with their subpar (but not sub-parmigiano) pizza.

    1. j
      js76wisco Jul 16, 2012 01:14 PM

      Cortina's has good meatballs not quite on the level of Bay Cities in Santa Monica but very formidable. I have not actually had the meatball sub but I've had the chicken parm sandwich. I can vouch for the bread and sauce. I know they have a meatball sub in the pizzeria so I imagine it would be very good.

      1. Porthos Jul 16, 2012 01:18 PM

        Have you tried Lucci's in Huntington Beach? It's an italian deli and they have a meatball sub.

        I haven't tried it myself so please report back if you do.

        1. ocshooter Jul 17, 2012 10:34 AM

          You need to take it out, but Claro's Italian Market in Tustin is an option. They are closed Wednesday, so keep that in mind.

          2 Replies
          1. re: ocshooter
            chris1621 Jul 17, 2012 02:35 PM

            Second Claro's. Also love their sausages and fennel salami!

            1. re: ocshooter
              laliz Jul 19, 2012 02:40 PM

              +1 +1 +1 on Claro's

            2. 2
              2intune Jul 18, 2012 03:54 PM

              I second Claro's as well. You may also want to try Ciao! Deli Pizzeria on Baker in Costa Mesa. I would characterize it as New York Italian-esque. Definitely worth a try. Maybe not awe inspiring but certainly dam good.

              1. g
                GoodEatz Jul 19, 2012 08:30 AM

                I like Woppo's which is the to-go part of Angelo & Vinci's restaurant in Fullerton. For about five bucks you get a meatball sandwich on their housemade bread that is too big for one person. It is very good.

                Show Hidden Posts