One month, I will hunt for the best sandwich and I think I know where the answer is already and it is not here although this place makes a good sandwich.

I took a trip to La Grotta Del Formaggio for lunch. La Grotta is a nice Italian deli located on the drive (Commercial Drive) just south of First Ave. One of the best things about La Grotta is your choice of toppings. You can choose from a list of different condiments, your choice of seven different cheeses, seven different meats and a long list of vegetables including lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, green olives, roasted peppers, artichoke hearts, hot peppers and sun dried tomatoes.

I ordered the turkey sandwich and added pesto mayo, oil and vinegar, emmenthal cheese, artichoke hearts, tomato, onions, and some sun dried tomatoes on a medium sub for only $6.00. The portions of meat were good and they even grilled the sandwich with a nice push button griller.

The bread was tasty which is a very important component in a sandwich and overall the sandwich was tasty and filling. In comparison to my favorite spots for sandwiches Finch's and La Galleria in Edgemont Village, I don't find the ingredients they use are as fresh. The selling feature of La Grotta is the variety of toppings.

One of the better spots east of downtown for sandwiches, definitely worth checking if you like sandwiches but I prefer both La Galleria and Finch's.

La Grotta Del Formaggio
1791 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5N 4A4
(604) 255-3911
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