Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop

Capriotti’s is a chain that started in Delaware and the Hillcrest location is their only California franchise. They do made-to-order hot and cold sub sandwiches in small, medium and large sizes. All the ingredients are very fresh and of good quality - their sandwiches are above and beyond any Subway or most local delis. There are only a few tiny tables inside the shop so I picked up some sandwiches the other day and took them over to a friend’s house. *Special thanks to my friend Bryan for the photos since I was a bad blogger and forgot my camera.

This is Capriotti’s signature Capistrami sandwich. It’s combines elements of both a hot pastrami and a Ruben sandwich. In this verision, juicy hot pastrami is topped with melted Swiss cheese, coleslaw and Russian dressing. It’s definitely a messy sandwich but very tasty and satisfying. Two out of the three of us voted this sandwich as our favorite.

This turkey sub was the most pleasantly surprising, taste-wise and check out how huge it is! This is the 12 inch/medium sub. I would like to shake the hand of anyone who can tackle the large size. I though this sandwich would be a plain-old, boring turkey sub but it was made with homemade roasted turkey that was very flavorful and slathered with a hot pepper sauce. This sandwich came in second place.

I had high hopes for Capriotti’s cheesesteak since it came recommended by a few people. As a Philadelphia native, I’m always on the quest for an authentic-tasting version but have still not found anything that tastes quite like the original. My mission continues because this cheesesteak was disappointing. The meat was very bland and had no grill flavor. It was missing the juiciness that a good cheesesteak should have as you can see by how meat juice and grease-free the paper was. This was our third-place finisher.

I love spicy food so I couldn’t resist trying these Habanero potato chips. They were a flame red color but I didn’t really notice a huge hotness increase from regular jalapeno chips.

I really like Capriotti’s Capistrami sandwich and I will definitely go back to try their other varieties of subs. The Bobbie sandwich, which features roasted turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing, sounds interesting. They also do vegetarian versions of a lot of their sandwiches, using soy substitutes for steak, salami, turkey and more.

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop
646 University Avenue
San Diego CA 92103
(619) 692-0100

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Submitted by Cathy (not verified) on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:37am

I just saw and ad for Capriotti's when driving and didn't know they had a location here. I only go to the one that is in our hotel in Vegas when we go there for National Finals Rodeo. I do think they are better than a lot of other sandwich shops.

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Submitted by lynn on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:05am

Hi Cathy! Dennis and I really like The Bobby here! We only visit the location across the street from Fashion Valley Mall but it looks like the Hillcrest location is no more. Actually, I just remembered we visited a second location during College Area Taste! And I'm sure there are multiple Cali locations now. This post is quite old, back when SD foodie Candice wrote a few articles here (yea amazing)... someone needs to do a revisit post!

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