Bay Cities Italian Deli

1517 Lincoln Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Business Information

Delicatessens, Bakers-retail, Food Markets, Wines-retail
Wine Stores

Top Sentiments among Bay Cities Italian Deli Reviewers

Famous Godmother sandwich Ultimate Italian deli meat sandwich Fresh Italian Bread Best Italian subs Authentic Italian ingredients Terrific cheese selection Best baked bread Fantastic deli sandwiches Spicy peppers Authentic NYC Italian Sandwich

Customer Reviews (82 reviews)


on Yahoo Feb 03, 2010
The hot sandwiches were excellent there. The office keeps going back because they are so good and whats best is you can order on line so when you get there the sandwiches are ready to get picked up with each persons name... (more)


on Citysearch Sep 23, 2009
they used to be a great sadwich place but they have lost their quality and their prices are very expensive. (more)


on Citysearch Sep 15, 2009
I ordered the Godmother with the works, but forgot to ask to hold the mayo and mustard. Half-way through making the sandwich, I informed the sandwich maker that I had forgotten to ask to hold the mayo and mustard. He... (more)


on Yahoo Aug 10, 2009
visited the Bay Cities Italian Deli & Bakery as it received rave reviews... didn't get a chance to taste their offerings though. my bf accidently dropped a bottle of seasoning after nearly being sideswiped by an... (more)

Man Utd

on Yahoo May 21, 2009
This does seem to have a certain bias. This place sucked I moved here from Montebello and wanted a good deli joint and found this terrible place. Ill stick to Pimentos on Beverly Blvd when I go see my folks.... (more)


on Yahoo Apr 30, 2009
I just finished one of the worst sandwiches I have ever had... which came as a surprise, as this joint was highly recommended by co-workers. (more)


on Yahoo Feb 24, 2009
i live in S.M.,i'll be completely honest, the meats they have are fantastic,the bread is great. but the customer seervice leaves much to be desired. the men behind the counter are arrogant,to the point of being rude... (more)


on Citysearch Jan 25, 2009
i went here a couple of weeks ago and just got to writing a review....i went here just to see how great this deli is. it ends up being a little italian grocery store very cute. and the deli section is where you can get your... (more)


on Citysearch Jan 24, 2009
I come here almost every Sunday, and I don't live that close! Amazing sandwiches! I used to try to come in before 11am so the line would be a little shorter but have since found a little secret. Call your order in ahead of... (more)


on Yahoo Jan 21, 2009
This place is gross. Bird crap all over the tables. And the online ordering system is screwed up. I accidentally ordered an extra sandwhich and the manager tried to force me to buy the extra one. And then told me to go eat... (more)

Citysearch User

on Citysearch Dec 14, 2008
this is one of my favorite deli places. It's a small deli with healthy food! their bread is made fresh and is VERY delicious. this makes the sandwiches they make EVEN better. They have set sandwiches like Poor Boys and... (more)

Citysearch User

on Citysearch Dec 03, 2008
The homemade bread alone is worth waiting in line for 10 to 20 minutes, but when you slap on some of the true Italian deli meats and amazing too will happily wait your turn for the best sub I have found... (more)


on Yahoo Oct 13, 2008
Another eatery in Santa Monica that is all hype. I can't believe some of these reviews. It's like people around here believe there food is delicious only if several people tell them that first. I'm from New York, and if... (more)


on Citysearch Jun 15, 2008
I love Bay Cities!! Best Deli around for sandwiches as well as a wide variety of candy! Tons of people there at lunch time but worth the wait! (more)


on Yahoo May 29, 2008
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... (more)


on Yahoo May 14, 2008
The ratings of Favorite "anything" are always so limited to the "whiter" sides of ANY city that is represented. It shows the bias and lack of real research that goes into these posts. I mean... they can't even mention... (more)

Citysearch User

on Citysearch May 12, 2008
Here's a tip for you all; you can put in your order on-line at, then just stroll in to pick it up 30 minutes later and walk right out. (more)

Citysearch User

on Citysearch May 12, 2008
Though the parking is always a headache and there is always a is well worth your patience to try out Bay Cities. Having moved from NYC and been frustrated with every Italian deli we tried, my husband and I were... (more)


on Citysearch Apr 15, 2008
"Oohhh my god!!!" That is all I could utter as I was devouring the best sandwich I have ever had! Bay Cities has the most amazing sandwich, the Godmother, which is unlike anything else I have ever had. The prices are... (more)


on Yahoo Mar 04, 2008
The BEST Italian Sandwiches, I grew up is the Santa Monica area and just moved to Houston and man do I miss them. Busy, busy during lunch time but well worth it. Can't wait til I go visit.... (more)
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