Bay Cities

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Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Santa Monica

Those looking for a real authentic Italian deli stop by this longtime Santa Monica staple for cold cuts, cheeses, and gourmet specialties. The lunchtime crowd take a number and queue up for some of the city's best sandwiches. Order the legendary Godmother ($5.74, small)—piled high with salami, mortadella, Prosciutto, coppa, ham, Provolone cheese, mild or spicy peppers and served on freshly baked, housemade bread.

Venue name: Bay Cities
Address: 1517 Lincoln Boulevard
Los Angeles

Opening hours: Tue-Sat 9am–7pm, Sun 9am–6pm
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