Inspired by your recommendation, I swung by Cavaretta's Italian Market on Sherman Way (west of Topanga) at lunchtime today. What a great find.
I ordered an Italian sub (to go), along with a couple of cannolli, some homemade pizza dough and a wad of mozzarella. I enjoyed the sub enormously (good roll) and the cannolli were the best i've had in L.A. so far. Can't wait to try to pizza dough.
Thanks for the tip!