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Pennisi's Deli

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1237 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2906
+1 916-448-5610
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Miami, Florida
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I thought this would be a unique sandwich shop, but it was nothing more than average. A sandwich with chips and a drink was way more expensive than SUBWAY, which is basically next door. The service was poor, the cashier acted like I was bothering him, & he immediately sat down to read a paper after he rang me up.... More 

Thank D T
Oakland, CA
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Nice selection and quirky deli. I had the breakfast twice and a snack or two here as well. I would suggest this place for a quick bite to eat.

Thank Tavares N
sw ontario
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

I had the "half and half" soup and sandwich. Half of a turkey sandwich with half of a bowl of soup. Great homemade soup, good quality meats and cheese.

Thank Phyllis P
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Great bagel and cream cheese! Friendly! Great for a quick stop! Looks like they also offer lunch and dinner but I only tried breakfast! I also believe you can have beer or wine!

Thank Mia G
Petaluma, California
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

While staying at the Sheraton for business I didn't want overpriced hotel food and found this place which was right between the hotel and the hotel parking garage. Why go to Subway when this was practically next door? Lots of variety, freshly made, great prices and friendly and efficient staff.

Thank PetalumaTraveler373
Granite Bay, California
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284 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

Pennisi's has been a downtown Sacramento fixture for a long time, and it's a great place for a quick lunch sandwich and a drink to go with it. Always consistently good breads to go on those sandwiches, and well made with quality ingredients. We highly recommend it when near the Community Center at lunch time, just across the street from... More 

Thank porsche74s
Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

So easy to wander past, Pennisi's was a score across the street from the Sheraton Grand. I stopped in for lunch to go and found it to be that old-fashioned style deli that smells like salami and fresh bread and coffee. It was busy but moved quickly, and I ordered the meatball sandwich and tomato bisque from the hot counter.... More 

Thank Kim M
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Our sandwiches were good, but nothing out of this world. This was convenient to the Convention Center when we didn't know the area enough to find an actual restaurant. There was no seating so we had to find a bench among homeless people.

Moscow, Idaho
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Stayed across the street at the Sheraton and needed a good working lunch. I ordered the vegetarian sandwich (olives, artichoke heart, tomatoes, sprouts, and avocado on a sourdough roll) which was not only delicious, but it was big enough that I saved half for dinner (I did come back for a side salad for the second meal). The sandwich was... More 

Thank thigrig
Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Had an enjoyable lunch in a deli atmosphere. Staff was friendly and helpful. I enjoyed the meatball sandwich special and my partner loved the turkey-avocado sandwich. We sat at one of the several tables on the sidewalk and enjoyed watching the world go by.

Thank TorontoTraveller37

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Delicatessen
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1237 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2906
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-448-5610

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