Commisso Brothers and Racco 8 Kincourt, at Dufferin, 416-651-7671
Tony Soprano would appreciate these messy, old-school veal sandwiches spiked with hot banana peppers and sweet with caramelized onions. Tell them Steve the Fag sent ya.
Mustachio St. Lawrence Market South, 91 Front East, lower level, 416-368-5241
A mob scene on market Saturday, this Mediterranean lunch counter offers taste-intensive deep-fried eggplant sandwiches on foccacia. Heavenly.
Café Bernate 1024 Queen West, at Givins, 416-535-2835
A very laid-back lunch spot pumping out multiple sandwich, soup and salad combos. Fancy a sam'rich of ham, avocado, provolone on Dijon'd baguette sided with peppery guac and retro greens tossed in poppy seed mayo? Thought so.
Sucre 471 Richmond West, at Brant, 416-703-8855
When fashionistas eat -- rarely, granted -- they pig-out on swell s'wiches like this modernist luncheonette's salade niçoise in a bun: canned tuna, roasted red pepper and fennel, ripe tomato and olive tapenade on French stick. C'est chic.
Rocco's Plum Tomato 585 Bloor West, 416-539-9009, and other locations
More famous for his pasta 'n' pizza, Rocco also makes a great Rustico Club. Think of it as a mile-high triple-decker Italian sub loaded with roasted red pepper, grilled chicken breast, prosciutto, provolone, caramelized onion and arugula. Delizioso.