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Bay Cities

Map & Directions 1517 Lincoln Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Deli, European, Italian
  • Sun 9am-6pm, Tue-Sat 9am-7pm
  • MasterCard, Visa
  • Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Reservations Not Necessary
  • Parking Lot Available


LA Weekly's Description

The Italian deli Bay Cities makes a decent turkey sandwich, a loud, greasy meatball sandwich and a very respectable hero, but the sandwich of choice here is a monster sub, straight outta Brooklyn, called “The Godmother,” which includes a slice of every Italian cold cut on Earth. Fully dressed with lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, mustard and a few squirts of a garlicky vinaigrette, a Godmother feeds a couple of people at least; the guys behind the counter will look at you quizzically if they suspect you're planning to eat a whole one yourself. Beer, wine and liquor for takeout only.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Eater on 01/09/11

    Since 1925, the best sandwich in LA. [Eater 38 Member]

  • Food Network on 08/17/11

    On The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken both recommend Bay Cities Italian Deli & Bakery for their Godmother Sandwich and other specialties. Find more tips at FN Local.

  • Charles E. on 01/13/12

    Don't forget about the hot foods!

  • Charles E. on 01/10/12

    Everyone should have a Godmother at least once in their life!

  • The Standard on 02/14/11

    CA (Eat) - The Best Deli sandwiches in LA. No Contest. Yeah, the lines can be long but you can browse the Italian cookie section while you wait!

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