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Stefano's Golden Baked Hams Laguna Hills

Stefano's Golden Baked Hams Laguna Hills

Stefano's Golden Baked Hams Serving up Amazing Panini's and so much more....

Laguna Hills just welcomed Stefano's Golden Baked Hams' second location to the OC and if you have yet to try this family owned eatery yet, I'd say "What are you waiting for"? We were invited to try out some of their most popular menu items, showed up hungry, left beyond satisfied! The food was great but even more enjoyable was meeting the amazing duo behind it all.

We started our tasting with their very popular Tomato soup. Creamy, light and packed with flavor, the perfect starter for anytime of the year or as a pairing with any of their panini's or signature sandwiches.

While waiting for our sammys we enjoyed this spinach salad. Yeah it may look pretty but it was the taste that had us fighting over the last bite. 

The star of this salad, those marinated yellow beets! Tossed with spinach, quinoa and almond slivers, the forks were flying.

The star of this salad, those marinated yellow beets! Tossed with spinach, quinoa and almond slivers, the forks were flying.

This was by far my favorite and if you like a little kick to your food, this is one you should try. The Bostonian Panini made with their signature Roasted Garlic jalapeño cream cheese spread, oven roasted turkey, roast beef, pepper jack cheese, tomatoes, avocado and pepperoncini's. All this grilled to perfection and with just the right bite to it.

The Bostonian Panini, hands down my favorite,  I like my food with a little heat.

The Bostonian Panini, hands down my favorite,  I like my food with a little heat.

You may wanna grab a fork for this one, because it's a meal (only half shown below)! THE Meatloaf Sandwich is NOT your mommas meatloaf by any stretch. This would not have been something I would normally order but was so glad we tried it. I enjoyed the layers of flavor, all complimenting each other so well and the meatloaf itself was moist and packed with flavor. Great sandwich option for the meat lovers!

THE Meatloaf Sandwich Featuring Homemade Meatloaf served on Thick Cut Rye Bread, Chipotle Mayo Provolone Cheese, Crispy Fried Onions, Bacon, & Pickles. 

THE Meatloaf Sandwich Featuring Homemade Meatloaf served on Thick Cut Rye Bread, Chipotle Mayo Provolone Cheese, Crispy Fried Onions, Bacon, & Pickles. 

One word, bacon! This Broccoli Salad was another favorite of ours, crisp, fresh made with cranberries, minced red onion and their signature secret sweet dressing. The stuffed tortellini with black olives, salami and cheese was also a hit. I recommend getting a couple of their salads to share, if you can choose just two that is.

One word, bacon! This Broccoli Salad was another favorite of ours, crisp, fresh made with cranberries, minced red onion and their signature secret sweet dressing. The stuffed tortellini with black olives, salami and cheese was also a hit. I recommend getting a couple of their salads to share, if you can choose just two that is.

So wait, I thought they were all about the ham? Well here is their take on the traditional Cubano. Not only does it have their golden baked ham but they threw some carnitas in as well. The mustard and pickles add a great punch and the grilling just finishes it all off.

Cubano Stefano Golden Baked Ham, Carnitas, Swiss Cheese, Dill Pickle, Stefano Mayo, & Yellow Mustard.

Cubano Stefano Golden Baked Ham, Carnitas, Swiss Cheese, Dill Pickle, Stefano Mayo, & Yellow Mustard.

The Stefano family and the newly opened Laguna Hills location, ready to make you up some delish freshness, we look forward to trying their breakfast (served only at the Laguna Hills Location currently)

The Stefano family and the newly opened Laguna Hills location, ready to make you up some delish freshness, we look forward to trying their breakfast (served only at the Laguna Hills Location currently)

Thanks to the Stefano family for their hospitality and having my family over for a great meal. All the best to you and the future success of your restaurants! Ever been to Stefano's Golden Baked Hams? They have graciously offered up a gift card so that one of my readers can check them out at either their new Laguna Hills location or their Yorba Linda one. Be sure to enter below and good luck!

Stefano's Golden Baked Hams (c) Cleverly Catheryn

To see their complete menu, hours, special dinners to go and more visit them via the link below.

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