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Bay Cities Italian Deli

1517 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2776
+1 310-395-8279
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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“sandwiches” (94 reviews)
“bread” (56 reviews)
“italian sub” (6 reviews)
Italian, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1517 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2776
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Godmother is probably the most popular but everything is good. Tuna salad is amazing. Side dish salads are great too. In a hurry you can grab premade versions of the more popular sandwiches at the front of the store. If you have a special or...More

Thank kimo213
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Godmother sandwiches and the fresh bread are my favorites. They have mild peppers that are really tasty too. Store full of all kinds of Italian products. Hot lasagna and other dishes looked good too. I ordered online and my order was ready on a...More

Thank CalifSue
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Just order it the way it comes. Get an old style coke in a bottle and a bunch of napkins. Go to Santa Monica beach or park and enjoy. This is probably the best sandwich other than a hole in a wall in Louisiana. Yes...More

Thank carolin00
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Had several sandwiches while in town for a month, even took on on the flight with me to Japan (it only made it as far as Vancouver). 100% pay a visit

1  Thank James B
Reviewed 28 February 2018

I really like Bay Cities Deli. It's one of the staple "go-to" places when your in Santa Monica. Great selection of good to choose from (Godmother sandwich). You can order sandwiches, cold cuts, salads and various hot dishes. They have free parking and some outdoor...More

1  Thank mcorbin560
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

In NYC, one can find a delicious sandwich in most any neighborhood. But in LA, at least West of the 405, this is the one and only place I can rely on for an always tasty lunch. Additional pluses are the pre-made salads and gourmet...More

Thank Rich J
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This place is an absolute zoo. Unless you come on the off hours. The hot pastrami might be the best in town. Parking is limited. But it is all worth it once you get a bite of the sandwich

Thank mspitzer18
Reviewed 22 January 2018

What a place, everything Italian, sandwich's to pasta, the food is great, eat there or take away, you won't be disappointed. Be prepared to wait especially at lunch time, it's worth it.

Thank Patrick K. L
Reviewed 31 December 2017

I haven't been here in years and decided to treat myself after dropping some relatives off for sightseeing in Santa Monica. Yeah...it's busy and the wait to get your order in is long-but it's worth it! Their prices have risen but it's still great quality...More

Thank Sid k
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Everyone loves this place... .be ready to wait.. .never be in a rush... and yes it is good ... old fashion italian deli sandwiches..

Thank Jerry P
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1517 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2776
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-395-8279
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