Bay Cities Italian Deli & Bakery

Deli / Bodega, Bakery
1517 Lincoln Blvd (btw Broadway & Colorado)
Santa Monica, CA 90401
9:00am - 6:00pm
9:00am - 6:00pm
9:00am - 6:00pm
9:00am - 6:00pm
9:00am - 6:00pm
9:00am - 6:00pm



  • Since 1925, the best sandwich in LA. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Have the Godmother with the works.
  • Everyone should have a Godmother at least once in their life!
  • 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.
  • Godmother. Any other is an insult.
  • Add a hot pepper salad to your sandwich... Trust me! You will be glad you did.
  • Don't play around and order the Godmother sandwich. Thank me later.
  • 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!
  • Don't forget about the hot foods!
  • If ur from East Coast, get Godmother but NOT with Works. Just get Lettuce,Tom,Onion,S&P,Oil/Vngr. Works just isn't right (mayo? dressing? ew)
  • Spicy godmother with the works!
  • If you're taking up a table before you get your food, you're an asshole.
  • Place an order online to shave off some time on your scene.
  • the godmother works, caprese w prosciutto and the ready made baguettes w prosciutto (if long wait). Love the market! The exploratore cheese, hot sauces, fresh bread, creamy balsamic, truffle oil..yum
  • Best sandwich in LA
  • If you can go online and order your sands before you head over. Oh, and if you're into spicy, the hot peppers on your sandwich is a must.
  • Great place for a sandwich and other lunch deli stuff. But order your stuff online in advance. There's always a long wait for stuff and checkout.
  • Believe everything everyone says about the Godmother. Order ahead so you can skip the line.
  • What to get: Godmother with the works, hot peppers, let it sit for a bit so bread soaks and gets softer. Order online so you don't have to wait. Often they have pre-made godmothers in two spots too.

Nearby places

1432 Palisades Beach Rd (at Colorado Ave)
1202 3rd Street Promenade
710 Broadway (at Lincoln Blvd.)