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:
- A fresh-baked Italian sub roll (Patrick notes: "none of that spongy stuff")
- Italian dressing
- Cotto salami
- Provolone cheese
- Dry salami
- Shredded lettuce
Cortina's Italian Market & Pizzeria
2175 W Orange Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92804
Cortina's Italian Eatery
964 North Batavia Street
Orange, CA 92867