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Zia's Delicatessen

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616 3rd St, Davis, CA 95616-4509
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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Good local place for a nice sandwich

We were wandering around downtown Davis and stumbled across Zia's. The long line almost scared us off because we didn't want to wait long, but on the other hand there's usually a reason people are willing to wait. Deciding to brave the line, we ordered a couple of sandwiches. By the way, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We were wandering around downtown Davis and stumbled across Zia's. The long line almost scared us off because we didn't want to wait long, but on the other hand there's usually a reason people are willing to wait. Deciding to brave the line, we ordered a couple of sandwiches. By the way, the line moved really quickly and the wait... More 

Thank Valleyblue
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We've been going to Zia's for years. Their sandwiches are always good. Their prices are good. You can select from their suggested sandwiches or can build your own. The ingredients are top rate as is their bread. That's what differentiates their sandwiches from every other place. Wish they had more vegetarian options, and yes, their space could be larger. But... More 

Thank princesspanda56
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I had a nice caprese sandwich on a soft roll and I enjoyed it a lot. I would eat there again for sure. Staff was friendly too.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Davis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is a great deli in town. The sandwiches are large and filling. The service is excellent. It's great to have an Italian style deli in town.

Thank ileftmyheartnseattle
Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This little deli tucked into the darling streets of Davis never disappoints. There are wonderful unique Italian treats and food items that I regularly buy as gifts. But the sandwiches...... this is why we have eaten here for ~14 years! Try them all. Every single one is amazing. The energetic staff is always friendly and engaging, and they give excellent... More 

Thank drtripmom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I was visiting with an extended family and this place was recommended by a local resident family member. Our problem was the seating. There are a few tables outside, and even less inside (maybe one or two personal tables). The service is also slow because they make your sandwich fresh when you order it, which then backs up the line.... More 

Thank Mika2808
Woodland, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

I lost a bet with one of my students so it was her choice for lunch. She picked Zia's. I have lived in the area for a long time but have never tried Zia's before. As soon as I arrived I knew it was going to be good based on the line out front. It is a very popular lunch... More 

Thank Bill F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

Very quaint little cafe. Luckily, we happened to get there before the lunch rush and the person taking our order was very accommodating and eager to make us anything we wanted. She took extra time explaining what she could make for the kids. And even brought their sandwiches out first while my panini was being pressed. The kids were especially... More 

Thank Dmcintosh24
University Place, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We arrived a little early for lunch and had a short wait in line, but there was plenty of seating inside and out. I had the Luca & my wife had the Roma, both had generous portions of meat for such a modest price. The marinated artichokes tasted like homemade. Topped it off with an excellent expresso. There was a... More 

Thank mikeandlindaSeattle
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Zia's is consistently good. I've never had a bad meal there, and I go once or twice a week. The Roma is my favorite (on a soft roll!). I've always found the staff to be very friendly. Yes, it does get quite busy at lunchtime, but so does everywhere in downtown Davis. It's worth dealing with for the food, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 616 3rd St, Davis, CA 95616-4509
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Davis
  • Phone Number: 530-750-7870

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen


Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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