I was really hungry after running a bunch of errands in the South Bay today, so I thought I’d get a sandwich to go from Giuliano’s in Torrance. I’ve had decent sandwiches in the past from the location in Gardena. I ordered their vegetarian sandwich, which was $7.75. What I received was an abomination. It was a very tiny sandwich on a stale wheat bun with big hunks of unripe cucumbers, passable tomatoes, tired iceberg lettuce, and a single wafer-thin slice of Swiss cheese on each half. It was dry as all get out with a paltry schmear of avocado. Although the menu stated there was ranch dressing, it was not discernible. This was a sandwich purely made to maximize profits. And while I wasn’t expecting a wonderful sandwich, I figured it would at least be as good as Sorrento Italian Market (which I’m not a fan of), Mario’s, or Claro’s. Hell, a sandwich from Subway would have been better than this overpriced excuse of a sandwich. To make matters worse, my husband’s meatball sandwich didn’t have any marinara sauce.
After doing some sleuthing on Chowhound, I discovered that this location of Giuliano’s is no longer affiliated with the original location in Gardena. Blech, stay away from this place, folks.