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Are There ANY Good Italian Delis in the Valley?!

I moved to Studio City after living in Connecticut and New York for a while, and while LA definitely has the upper hand in many types of food, there is one thing I am consistently looking for - a good Italian deli. We used to have several in my hometown, and I am yet to find anywhere that is half way decent.

Bay Cities in Santa Monica is the closest I can think of, and its a complete madhouse. Are there any places in Studio City or even the Valley? Meatball or chicken parm subs, cold cuts, etc. Anywhere with quality sandwiches? I would go there every day for lunch...

Please help!

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4959 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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  1. In Glendale, there's Mario's: http://mariosdeli.com/ which isn't too bad.

    In Burbank, there's the Monte Carlo Deli / Restaurant that I haven't been to: http://www.montecarlodeli.com/

    My favorite by far on this side of town, well, San Gabriel really, is Claro's: http://store.claros.com/ They also have a large branch in Arcadia off the 210.

    I think Claro's almost (but not quite) rivals Bay Cities and is cheaper. Mario's not so much. And I don't know about the other.

    1. Domingo's Italian Grocery in Encino is pretty decent.

      17548 Ventura Blvd
      Encino, CA 91316-3835
      (818) 981-4466

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      Domingo's Italian Grocery
      17548 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91316

      1. Another Big Thumbs up for Monte Carlo in Burbank. http://www.montecarlodeli.com/ Their sausage is excellent as is their pizza (which you can get in their restaurant. The deserts are from the Eagle Rock Italian Deli, so there's quality from that, too.

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        1. re: mrsantora

          Next to Bay Cities, Monte Carlo Delicatessen is my favorite Italian grocery in L. A. As a grocery Mario's in Glendale falls far behind, however IMHO Mario's subs are better than Pinocchio (the restaurant that shares space with Monte Carlo.)

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          Mario's Italian Deli & Catering
          740 E Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205

          Pinocchio Restaurant & Monte Carlo Italian Deli
          3103 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

        2. If you are out Woodland Hills way then stop in Cavaretta's and see what you think. We like it.

          http://cavarettasdeli.com/

          1. In Woodland Hills, consider Cricca's Italian Deli.

            http://www.menuism.com/restaurants/cr...

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            Cricca's Italian Deli
            4876 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91364

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            1. re: Jack Flash

              Cricca's pales next to Cavaretta's. It's OK for sandwiches in a pinch, but it is certainly not a market. Take the time to drive to Sherman Way if you're in WH.