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Bay Cities Italian Deli & Bakery
Today 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
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1517 Lincoln Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90401
1517 Lincoln BlvdUSCASanta Monica90401
Bakery, Deli
Wine Store
Sandwich Shop
Today 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday 9:00 am – 7:00 pmWednesday 9:00 am – 7:00 pmThursday 9:00 am – 7:00 pmFriday 9:00 am – 7:00 pmSaturday 9:00 am – 7:00 pmSunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
A Tradition In Santa Monica Since 1925
Gourmet Market Specializing In:
Italian specialty foods, Argentine, Greek, French and 
Middle Eastern Groceries
Fresh Pasta Made On Site
Italian Bread & Rolls Baked every 20 minutes!
Espresso Bar ? Sfogliatelle ? Cannoli
Gourmet Cheese Shop and Olive Bar
Full Service Deli ? Party Trays ? Gift Baskets
 Imported Liqueurs and Wines of The World

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Local staple known for its signature overstuffed sandwiches, Italian deli fare & gourmet groceries.- Google
People talk about godmother, fresh baked bread, meatballs, online ordering and long wait
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reviewed a week ago
Now that I'm a super famous food blogger extraordinaire, my friends recommend their favorite places for me to visit, and this location was definitely a hit! My friends and I heard that the line would be long so we placed our orders for 2 Godmother sandwiches online and went to pick up our order after about 45 mins to make it back in time for the UCLA vs. Texas game. The sandwich came with a great crunchy roll that didn't become soggy during travel, and the veggies and meats tasted fresh and delicious. Overall, this was a great sandwich that we started having random cravings for again and again over the next few weeks. The desserts we purchased from the refrigerated sections of the Italian grocery store were just okay, and I'd probably pass on them next time in exchange for a larger sandwich. Since UCLA crushed Texas that day, it's going to become a tradition that we visit Bay Cities Italian Deli whenever UCLA has a tough away game!
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Bobby Zahabi
reviewed 6 months ago
The food is great and the people on the floor are helpful ... But the people behind the counter are just rude. I had not been there for a while and went back this weekend. I now remember why I stopped going. You will wait 30 to 45 minutes to get your sandwich and if you had an special order, know that it will be wrong! They just don't care .......
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Jean Sho
reviewed 3 months ago
Get the Godmother!! And the deli meat is very good. My favorite is prosciutto - so fresh Tip: pre made godmother sandwich is available at the counter without having to wait for your number!
Paul Lee
reviewed 2 weeks ago
What can I say about Bay Cities that you don't already know? Probably nothing, but I still have to put in my 2 cents in case you haven't heard yet. The Godmother is the best sandwich I've ever tasted. The dutch bread is chewy and so irresistible, and it is piled high with Italian meats and cheese. I'll sometimes eat 1/3 of the sandwich I'm meaning to bring home before I even reach the car. Plus, getting a Bay Cities Godmother sandwich before a UCLA football home game always results in a win--so the sandwich is not only delicious but magical as well. Please don't try it for yourself, this little Italian deli is already the worst kept secret in town!
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stephanie hughes
reviewed 5 months ago
There are few places that give me 4am cravings. BCD is one of them! Oh my goodness. Their bread, their sammiches and the owners are all top notch. Happy town in your mouth. Yum!
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Raman Sekhon
reviewed 5 months ago
This place has billion different dressing and topics, loved it. My friend she didn't have a good experience. She had a sore jaw after eating the sandwich because their bread is so thick to bite into. haha. This place is awesome to grab food and go.