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...
New York Cafe
4959 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
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.
Domingo's Italian Grocery in Encino is pretty decent.
17548 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA 91316-3835
Domingo's Italian Grocery
17548 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91316
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.)
Mario's Italian Deli & Catering
740 E Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205
Pinocchio Restaurant & Monte Carlo Italian Deli
3103 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505