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Bay Cities Italian Deli

1517 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2776
+1 310-395-8279
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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Italian, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1517 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2776
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When you come to Bay Cities deli come with patience. You will need it to get into the parking lot, as sometimes you need to wait for someone to pull out. Be patient as the food is worth it. A tip is don't park in...More

Thank allbusinessnoplay
Reviewed 21 May 2017

That's the way you will probably feel after waiting for upwards of an hour to get served here. Like the star center fielder pushing 50 but still trying to get by in the majors or an octogenarian Frank Sinatra in concert forgetting the lyrics to...More

1  Thank bbchea
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

A very large Italian market with a great deli. The red potato salad was very good, has a delicious mustard sauce. I also ordered a turkey and provolone sandwich with everything except onions. Very good with quality ingredients. The bread had a crispy buttery outside,...More

Thank Diana H
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Great rolls, pasta etc. for lunch but be warned this place gets very busy and crowded so you will have to cue and wait but it's absolutely worth it. Awesome fresh bread.

Thank PerthReview
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Parking is tough, however, worth going around the block and waiting to get parking. Love the little store and the deli. The sandwiches are fantastic. My favorite is the Godmother sandwich. If you like deli sandwiches or hot meatball sub this is the place to...More

Thank ddudasik
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Awesome deli style sandwiches! Made your way with so many delicious choices. Had the Godmother sandwich and was amazing!

Thank Leslie A
Reviewed 8 April 2017

has freshly made Italian food and groceries. Try one of their delicious lasagna, stuffed shells, eggplant parmigiana, hoagies/sub sandwiches, cannoli, a variety of cheeses and imported wines. They have fresh hot Italian bread all day long. You can get frozen lasagna, pizzas, and tomato sauce...More

Thank Vitina S
Reviewed 14 March 2017

You often hear that Bay Cities is the best deli on the Westside, maybe in all of LA. And what you hear would be correct. Although the parking lot is a hassle (walk or bike if you can) and it is crowded at lunch (come...More

Thank _dt_arch
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Great sandwich had the Italian Combo and it was one of the best deli sandwiches I have recently eaten; Deli was crowed service was friendly and fast for the lunch rush; a definite must have again.

Thank James G
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is a must stop when visiting Santa Monica. It's true blue italian subs are the best and there's always a line out the door. I don't have a favorite it just depends on the mood your in that day. They make it all

Thank edenalpert
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
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
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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