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The Dish: For authentic Italian subs, head to Cortina's in Anaheim

The "Cortina's Special" Italian sub at Cortina's in Anaheim, CA.
Maritza C. Bushman
The meat counter at Cortina's Market.
Monica Bushman
Italian cookies for sale at Cortina's.
Cortina's co-owner Patrick DiDodo.

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Orange County is pretty well known for great, authentic Vietnamese, Mexican and Middle Eastern food.

Authentic Italian doesn't quite make the list, but that's what makes Cortina's Italian Market in Anaheim such a great find.

The family-owned deli has been around since 1963, serving up pizza, pasta and Italian sub sandwiches.

For the latest installment in our food series Summer Dish, we got a tutorial on one of Cortina's most popular sandwiches, the Cortina's Special, with co-owner Patrick DiDodo.

What you'll need to recreate the Cortina's Special at home:

Cortina's Italian Market & Pizzeria

2175 W Orange Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92804

Cortina's Italian Eatery

964 North Batavia Street
Orange, CA 92867