Bay Cities

Restaurants , Delis Santa Monica
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Bay Cities
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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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The only sandwich you need to try in Los Angeles is The Godmother. Highly recommend ordering online to save time and a headache from the crowds (it gets crazy around lunchtime). Also a great place to stop by if you're on your way to the Santa Monica pier concerts on Thursday nights during the summer - they have everything you can need for a beachside picnic

Erick R

Great sandwiches! Be ready to get aggressive though.  There's usually a ton of people clamoring to place their order.  As the old saying goes, "Closed mouths don't get fed!"