Considered the best Italian source on the Westside, this place has long been a favorite of all Angelenos. Its homemade fresh ... More
Bay Cities Italian Deli & Bakery
Considered the best Italian source on the Westside, this place has long been a favorite of all Angelenos. Its homemade fresh pasta might be a good enough reason to travel to Santa Monica, but there are innumerable reasons to go to the deli itself. Featuring terrific cold cuts, extra large Italian subs, sensational cheeses, imported cooking oils and tasty olives, Bay Cities is a place any Italian connoisseur will appreciate. Don't miss the Greek and Middle Eastern specialties as well.
The guys at the deli counter served two customers who arrived in line after me. It wasn't clear if they were using their numbering system or not so I took a number. When it was my turn I asked for the daily special. Two guys had some banter with each other whether or not they should make a sandwich for me. Finally they said "the hot sandwiches are at the hot bar." I asked where that was, as they assumed I knew. It was my second time in the deli and I didn't know. They pointed in the direction so I went and asked for a sandwich. The girls at the hot bar were obviously cleaning up and looked surprised when I asked for a sandwich. They started to send me back to where I had just come from. "No thanks" I said and then left. I didn't feel like being bounced around anymore. Thank God I knew where a Subway was. Incidentally, it was forty minutes before closing time
Bay Cities is a classic down to earth little deli nestled right into Santa Monica, CA. It is by far my favorite place to eat west of Philidelphia. Great people, service, and a east cost market-like atmosphere make it a superb place. The sandwiches are fresh and done right; which is hard to find in Los Angeles. True Italian roots. Gratzi Bay Cities, Gratzi!
I love the subs & sandwiches at this place. They're perhaps the best I've ever eaten. However, I have one small gripe: Taking the subs home and eating them perhaps a couple hours later, I find the bread soggy in spots - not the entire bread but just a spot or two here and there. Bread should be toasty & crisp. How to remedy this problem?
Good: Wonderful chewy freshly-baked bread and a vast assortment of salads and condiments make for some gourmet sandwich-eating. Huge selection of imported Italian foods and snacks. An excellent cheese counter. Hot foods are great, too, like lasagna and meatball sandwiches. Some very nice desserts. Local source for Dr. Bob's ice creams (the best!). The Godmother, queen of italian sub sandwiches.
Bad: Just try parking during lunch hour. Be prepared to wait for counter service; lines are long, if friendly. Closed Mondays for some reason.
Try the "Godmother", a classic sub sandwich on their freshly baked bread. Even if you don't usually go for subs, Bay Cities makes them so well that you'll make an exception. Wonderful fresh sides and delicious soups as well.
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