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“Great takeout Italian food”

Bay Cities Italian Deli
Ranked #47 of 736 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: Deli
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
Reviewed 7 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 in the frozen case at the back of the store. They do have a parking lot and it’s first come, first serve. Cash only. As with all the grocery stores in SAMO, Bring your own bag or you will pay for it.

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Thank Queenie_1954
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Reviewed 13 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 early or order ahead) few sandwiches are better than a "Godmother with The Works". There is also a great selection of deli meats and cheeses to make your own sandwiches and the refrigerated/freezer cases have pizzas, pastas and sauces for meals at home. Some tables outside in front on the small patio. A local institution and a great place to stop for sandwiches to take to the beach or the Hollywood Bowl!

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Reviewed 9 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
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Reviewed 21 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
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

I recently went to Bay Cities to get a few Godmother sandwiches for the family. Usually, the bread is crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. However, this time they were all just soggy as if they'd been made the day before. The young guys behind the counter didn't seem interested in the job. They were just joking around. I asked for some meat to be sliced. When I got home and opened the package, each slice was a different size. It was a mess. I also asked for one type of potato salad, but was given a container of another type. Service used to be great, as were the sandwiches. We were quite disappointed in the quality of food and service on this occasion.

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Thank hopeisatraveler
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