La Grotta Del Formaggio: (A) 1791 Commercial (N) 604-255-3911
Okay I admit it. I had no intention of coming here. It was in the heat of the moment, we were driving down Commercial literally dying from being so hungry that I picked the first restaurant I saw on my urban spoon wish list (according to location). The only regret I have is not coming here sooner.
Half Focaccia ($7.28): Chipotle mayo, pesto mayo, olive oil, balsamic vinegar. Havarti cheese, green olives, roasted peppers, hot pickled eggplant, lettuce, red onion, hot banana peppers, tomatoes and lettuce with italian parma prosciutto. The combination = winning. They don’t go cheap on the meats either, more than good enough portion of prosciutto even if it was an extra dollar, it was worth it. Balsamic vinegar and olive oil made this sandwich even better when it was toasted. Excellent choices of cheese they have available! I just love it!!! Total price? $8.50 Someone tell me what’s Subway again?
Half Focaccia ($7.28): Chipotle mayo, honey mustard, balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Havarti cheese, all the vegetables listed but instead of the pickled eggplant I got marinated artichokes (extra $1). I picked turkey and lean hot capicollo for my meat. MY SANDWICH WAS CRAZY GOOD. It makes me feel even better because I picked out the winning combination myself. Makes you want to try every combination they offer. This dish takes a humble sandwich and turns it into something so insane yet so simple.
Amazing quality of meat and cheeses. I mean AMAZING selection. You know it’s fresh, they don’t pinch the meat at all, you get way more than a couple layers of meat. All the vegetable toppings you like. Some toppings are extra cost but if you get a half size bread, it’s only .50 cents.
Just because I’m so excited about this place and not that lazy today I will re-write what toppings they offer that I haven’t already mentioned. You can get roasted peppers (yummy), pickled eggplant, marinated artichokes, olive tapenade, sundried tomatoes are some of the veggies you can get for an extra cost. Green pesto sauce also an extra buck. Something I really gotta try next time!
Meat includes: Ham, Salami, turkey, capicollo, montreal smoked meat are your choices. For an extra cost you can get: natural roast beef, heritage turkey, sundried tomato turkey, homestyle cured jolly capicollo and prosciutto.
Cheese selection includes the following; swiss, havarti, mozzarella, provolone, edam, and bocconcini for an extra cost. Tell Subway that.
They have a large variety of imported items so it’s half a grocery store as well. I didn’t get a chance to look around so didn’t get anything else.
It’s not a sit down restaurant at all, there’s no tables inside. Pretty casual service, line up for your food, tell her what you want, she grills it and you pay. Outside the resto there is about 3 small tables, it was a nice day and luckily we came at a time when it wasn’t busy so we sat outside and enjoyed the sandwich.
Been told this place have been around forever like 50 years or something. Not a doubt that it will continue to be here for a long time. Any good sandwiches that can stand quality and price in VANCOUVER is going to last long.