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hreisiger Feb 14, 2013 12:35 PM

I need your help! I am looking for a great Italian market/deli in south Orange County (San Juan Capistrano, Mission Viejo, RSM, etc. area), any suggestions? Thank you!

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    EggyEggoo Feb 19, 2013 01:15 PM

    I second Cortina's!! They're the best.

    1. Servorg Feb 15, 2013 09:51 AM

      Not sure exactly what you are looking for, but if this place is geographically convenient for you then it's undoubtedly worth checking out: http://mangiconamore.com/default.htm

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        js76wisco Feb 15, 2013 09:24 AM

        If you are driving all the way up to Claro's I suggest you go to Cortina's in Anaheim instead. They have a much larger selection of olive oils, pasta, tomatoes, sundries, wine, etc... Their deli section of cheeses, cured meats, olives, sliced meats is much larger with more variety. Their cookies are amazing. You can also grab lunch next door to the pizzeria.

        Cortina's
        2175 W Orange Ave Anaheim, CA 92804
        (714) 535-1948
        http://cortinasitalianfood.com/

        1. Porthos Feb 15, 2013 07:02 AM

          As long as you're driving up that way, check out Surfas OC which will cover your olive oil, pasta, San Marzano tomatoes, guanciale, pancetta needs and more.

          1. JAB Feb 15, 2013 06:46 AM

            Listen to Dornfelder. I happily travel from MV to Tustin for Claro's.

            1. Dornfelder Feb 14, 2013 09:06 PM

              I know that Orange isn't in SOC, but do yourself a favor and head to Claro's there. Not only will the selection make you glad you made the faintly longer drive, so will those superb custom-made deli sandwiches. *le sigh, with a smile*

              And how can you beat a six-store "chain-let" that got its start in 1949?

              Enjoy your visit. :D

              Claro's Italian Market
              1095 E. Main Street
              Tustin, CA 92860
              (714) 832-3081

              http://store.claros.com/index.htm

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