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DePalo & Sons

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2665 Shell Beach Rd, Shell Beach, CA 93449-1779
+1 805-773-1589
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Santa Barbara, California
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

There was so much good food in this deli, it was hard to choose! Great big deli case with wide variety of salads, meats, cheeses. Another big case of desserts. Pre-made pastas and soups. Gluten free cookies, just lots and lots of variety. Great stuff!

Thank Goletian
Garden Grove, California
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

I have only been here one time, on a very recent visit to Pismo Beach. Two or three people all recommended De Palo & Sons for the deli counter, so we decided to pick up a couple sandwiches on our way to Morro Bay for a quick day trip, with the idea of having a picnic looking at the Rock.... More 

Thank MO_Rates_Em
Washoe City, Nevada, United States
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115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Excellent deli, market and wine and liquor store. The food is awesome and very fresh. Great Caesar Salads, Pasta Salads, fresh cooked sliced turkey, pork pops, carrot cakes and much, much more.

Thank Judy B
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016

My last straw to finally comment here is that the girl that took my order of my sandwiches whom I just saw cleaning the floor and the trash and moving the floormat from one place to the other with her bare hands. Yes she did put the gloves but she put it without washing her hands. I accepted it but... More 

1 Thank almond40
Santa Maria, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2016

I moved here from Brooklyn N.Y 4 years ago. Being Italian I couldn't find anything comparable to what I am use to. My fiance finally told me about this place . Why are they so good well they are from Brooklyn N.Y. lol just like walking into a Brooklyn salumeria. Great Italian food. They just need to get that great... More 

Thank Eastmeetswest204
Holland, Michigan
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79 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Fantastic coffee shop and deli along Highway 101. The Italian food selection was amazing. It's a little tricky getting into the parking area, but worth the effort.

Thank lwlevey
Shell Beach, California
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Carry great selection of wines, upscale. Have Italian deli for sandwiches and salads. Home made minestrone and chicken noodle soup. Many home made items. Home made mozzarella cheese!

Thank Kathy S
Torrance, California
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Pick up a sandwich and some cookies on our way to Hearst Castle from LA. We ordered the Ginder to share between me and my fiance. It was plenty and the fillings were fresh and tasty. The roll was kinda blah and boring.. I hoped for a more substantial roll from a deli. We also got a white chocolate macadamia... More 

Thank mstinawu
Santa Clarita, California
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154 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

All the food we had on Saturday for lunch was fantastic. The deli has fresh everything, a great variety and we picked out some favorites and sat outside to eat. From salads, spreads, pasta, pork pops, etc..you name it. Great cheese selection in the cooler as well. Their wine selection is super and prices are very good. The only issue... More 

Thank TCBJ36Yrs
San Jose, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Just go. The food counter is amazing, wine selection is awesome but a little pricey, deserts are great.

Thank Jim J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2665 Shell Beach Rd, Shell Beach, CA 93449-1779
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Shell Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-773-1589

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?