What would Los Angeles be without Bay Cities Deli? And what would Bay Cities Deli be without The Godmother? Fortunately, we’ll never have to know the city without this heavenly sandwich. A crusty bread, fresh out of the oven every twenty minutes. Four different Italian meats: Genoa salami, Cappacola mortadella, ham and prosciutto della mamma. Some provolone, and “The Works”, i.e. mayonnaise, mustard, onions, lettuce, tomatoes and pickles. It’s the same ritual since 1925, and there’s a reason for that. If you order a sandwich other than this one, you better have a good excuse…


Where? 1517 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

When? Tuesday-Sunday 9AM-6PM

What? baycitiesitaliandeli.com

How? No reservations. You can order online and skip the line.


Style: Italian

Price: Sandwiches $6.35-9.50

Neighborhood: Santa Monica

Best for: Lunch