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La Grotta Del Formaggio

1791 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-255-3911
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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Italian, Delicatessen
1791 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

Yes, all the panini here are perfect! When shopping on Commercial Drive on Saturdays, make sure you come here to La Grotta to buy your cheese around lunchtime and get a panino for lunch along with their great cheese. One of Vancouver's first and best...More

Thank CEA1
Reviewed 15 February 2014

I agree with all of the other reviewers about the sandwiches being exceptional. Made to order with a varied selection of the best ingredients. I always get mine grilled. They also have a great selection of cheeses, deli meats and fine Italian products. Those who...More

Thank Peppi26
Reviewed 21 October 2013

This deli is amazing. When you arrive you will see by how busy they are and how many locals frequent here that this is a hidden gem. The paninis here are made to order with great ingredients and are very delicious. Anytime I'm nearby I...More

Thank traveller32canada
Reviewed 13 September 2013

It's been a long time since I was "in the neighborhood" on Commercial Drive and Second Avenue; however I had the good luck of being there yesterday and I jumped on the chance to get some heavenly La Grotta Del Formaggio sandwiches - bringing them...More

2  Thank Scott F
Reviewed 21 August 2013

I love walking into this narrow Italian cheese shop pausing to look if they have any Venezualan Beaver cheese in the cheese counter. Unlikely, but they do have cheese and they will make you a wonderful sandwich. I always choose a round foccacia (and a...More

1  Thank ljz53
Reviewed 11 February 2013

La Grotta Del Formaggio is a little deli (no seating area though) to order a custom made sandwich, that easily could be both a lunch and dinner...made with the finest Italian ingredients I can ever remember seeing in the same place. The staff was friendly,...More

Thank miraval1
Reviewed 25 November 2012

To be honest I don't really pay that much attention to the other food offerings but the made to order sandwiches are incredible. Most recently I had a few made up in advance for a big celebration (along with sushi, made to order catered food,...More

Thank Jeff F
Reviewed 15 April 2012

When in Vancouver it is a must trip for all my Italian cooking needs and while I'm there a sandwich is a must! The owner is always friendly, going back to the World Cup when Italy won and I gave a Italia Champions Flag and...More

Thank 61abikeisbest
Reviewed 9 April 2012

Without a doubt, my favourite sandwich in Vancouver. We make it a stop at least once a week. La Grotta is primarily a cheese shop, it sells an incredible selection of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and Italian staples. It also makes the most incredible panini...More

2  Thank hulley
Reviewed 18 March 2012

As soon as you walk in you realize that you are in one of the most awesome Italian deli's ever. The cheese selection is extreme, but the real gem is just past the cheese's. It is the sandwich zone. There is a six foot long...More

1  Thank Scott F
Commercial Drive
Commercial Drive, also called "The Drive," comprises
of twelve sauntering blocks of modest and unfussy
counter-culture. Straddling the line between
sophisticated and unadorned, it is favoured by
students, artists, writers, designers, and start-ups,
and suffused throughout with a healthy off-beat
counter-culture. The kind of neighbourhood which
well-springs thought-revolutions and has the odd bit
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$4 - US$8
Lunch, Dinner
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Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1791 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Commercial Drive
  • Neighbourhood: Commercial Drive
  • Phone Number: +1 604-255-3911
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