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Chowhounds' Take on Capriottis Sandwich Shops?

Ollie Nov 25, 2012 11:05 AM

I know they're franchised,so service and quality may vary from store to store. I'm from Socal, been to a few of them in Vegas area. Didn't know they were in Socal til recently! I've had the Bobbie, The meatball, the Italian and my favorite is their cheesesteak. Which in my honest opinion, is just as good, if not better than Phillys' Best.

Just because Capriottis doesn't use "Amoroso Rolls" like P.B. doesn't mean its not a good Cheeeseteak sandwich. When it comes to Cheesesteak, I'll take a Capriottis over a P.B. anyday! Price and portion hands down.

My question to my fellow hounds, Have you been to capriottis.com, where have you been, what did you order, what did you like?

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  1. RacerX RE: Ollie Nov 25, 2012 03:53 PM

    I've had both the Capistrami, which is pastrami, cole slaw and russian dressing; and the Bobbie, filled with turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce and I've enjoyed both.

    I've only been to the Encino location. The parking in that area is scarce, and they charge you 2 bucks if you park in the underground lot in their strip mall. I found that to be annoying but otherwise a thumbs up on Captriottis for me.

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      Ollie RE: RacerX Nov 27, 2012 11:58 AM

      Thanx Racer X.

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      Ollie RE: Ollie Nov 27, 2012 11:55 AM

      Just one reply in 2 days? Well, I should count Dommy's reply, although it was placed in the wrong thread. I know more hounds than the 3 of us have eaten @ Caps. Share your pros/cons what/why.

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        jessicheese RE: Ollie Nov 27, 2012 05:55 PM

        I feel like I should give the disclaimer that I live in Delaware so while Capriottis is still a chain in this area, its a local one. Im probably the only person in the area who doesn't like the Bobbie, but I love their turkey hoagie. It's fresh roasted turkey, they always use fresh lettuce and tomato and have this ridiculous vinegary, crushed hot red pepper spread that they use. I had it once and it quickly became my favorite turkey hoagie spot. There's also a Grilled Italian sandwich that is pretty fantastic. The Slaw Be Jo is also a killer sandwich.

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          Bob W RE: jessicheese Nov 28, 2012 07:57 AM

          Hey jessi -- what's your take on Capriotti's vs Casapulla's (any of them)? We go down to the DE beaches every summer and I'm not sure if we've tried Capriotti's, but we certainly like Casapulla's.

          Since we might end up retiring there, this is a very important issue. 8>D

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            jessicheese RE: Bob W Nov 28, 2012 03:43 PM

            I've actually not yet tried Casapulla's, although I've heard really good things about their Italian hoagie. I really need to get there- if only for research purposes!

            Not sure what beaches you head to, but make sure that PoBoys in Milton is on your radar. Talk about a killer sandwich....

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              Bob W RE: jessicheese Nov 29, 2012 08:02 AM

              Thanks, we go to Lewes/Rehoboth.Dewey/Bethany/Fenwick. All depends on what dog-friendly rentals are available. The next tme we rent in Lewes we'll probably try PoBoys. I have heard mostly good things. Now, i have had some incredible poboys in New Orleans, so I will temper my expectations just a bit. But, I will expect the seafood to be perfectly cooked!

              The Italian at Casapulla's is the way to go!

        2. Mattapoisett in LA RE: Ollie Nov 28, 2012 06:22 AM

          Capriotti's is a step above Subway. Does it make it a fantabulous sandwich? Not really. If I go there I like the Cole Turkey. But in LA, where I am, there are so many better options for lunch and sandwiches.

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            Clams047 RE: Mattapoisett in LA Nov 29, 2012 09:51 AM

            The thread had my interest until that comparison. "Step above Subway". What isn't?

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              Mattapoisett in LA RE: Clams047 Nov 29, 2012 07:41 PM

              Yes, but it is only one step not five as you should be able to find elsewhere.

          2. Steve Green RE: Ollie Dec 1, 2012 06:01 AM

            I think Cap's is several steps above Subway -- much better ingredients, conscientious staff. They do a decent cheesesteak, but I really like the Bobbie, and their meatball sandwiches.

            1. Arthur RE: Ollie Dec 15, 2012 09:19 PM

              Had a coupon for free chips and a fountain drink with a purchase, so I tried Capriotti's in Culver City, CA, for the first time today. Ordered a small Bobbie, which lists for $6.99, a price I believe is substantially higher than any small sandwich at Subway. The turkey, which is supposedly cooked on the premises, was a shredded/pulled mixture of white and dark meat, and it did appear to be fresh. The stuffing was OK if you like the commercial Stove TopĀ® variety. The cranberry sauce was fine but unremarkable. The combination of those flavors did not disappoint.

              The bread, however was terrible. Absolutely no flavor or mouth-feel to it whatsoever, pretty much just a dull but prettied-up hot dog roll. Honestly, as I was eating it, I realized I prefer the bread at Subway.

              It wasn't a completely negative experience, but I highly doubt I would ever seek out Capriotti's again.

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