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Compagno's Market & Deli

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Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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2000 Prescott Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-2031
831-375-5987
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
HUGE sandwiches!

Get a HALF..unless you can eat an IMMENSE sandwich. They load it with A LOT of meat and there is a good variety of bread. Prices are about $8.99 for a half and $10.00 for a large. You can beat these prices ANYWHERE for the quality of the meats and the amount. It's not open late so plan for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Dagon W
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Winchester, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Winchester, Virginia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Get a HALF..unless you can eat an IMMENSE sandwich. They load it with A LOT of meat and there is a good variety of bread. Prices are about $8.99 for a half and $10.00 for a large. You can beat these prices ANYWHERE for the quality of the meats and the amount. It's not open late so plan for lunch.... More 

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Monterey, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Take away the environment. This is not a sandwich chain, not a "frills" or "customer focused ambiance deli". The sandwiches are huge, the cakes are huge, the portions of potato and macaroni salad are great. This place wants you to enjoy the food, and could care less about the experience...because the FOOD IS THE EXPERIENCE. What you will find is... More 

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Ventura, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Reading the negative reviews, these people had unrealistic expectations. It is definitely a hole in wall, gas station like environment, but oh my goodness, those sandwiches are delicious. Not only are they GIGANTIC, but they're all insanely fresh and to die for. Keep an open mind and you will not be disappointed by the food. Also I'm not a huge... More 

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Monterey, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I don't need my sandwiches to be the size of my head, but I realize this one of the reasons why it's so popular. If you don't have a man's appetite, 1/2 a sandwich will still be enough to fill you up for the better part of the day. Nevertheless I had the pastrami on rye. The bread wasn't a... More 

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Austin, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Make your own or order off the menu. Great hours, easy access, big appetites, great value. We wanted something easy & awesome to take whale watching. We were starving about a hour & half in. Two of us split one sandwich & could not eat it all that time. We are it later. I love hole in the walls!

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Danville, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I told my husband to ask Siri for a good sandwich deli near our present location in Monterey and she came up with two options, Subway and Compagno's. Since we like to eat in local places we chose Compagno's. So glad we did. We split the Club sandwich. It was huge; we actually saved some for later. It was delicious.... More 

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Tega Cay, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Don't judge this book by its cover. The sandwiches offered here are wonderful. The price is a bit high but you have to realize that the sandwiches are HUGE! My husband and I split one and we were quite satisfied.

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Monterey, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The service is excellent as always! If you are a repeat customer Bennett has an incredible memory and will remember your name and last discussion. Bennett is also a strong supporter of our troops. The sandwiches are to die for and they have a large selection of breads, meats, and other fillings. I visited Compagnos twice this last week for... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I really hate to give a less than stellar review to anyone. I try to live by the adage; if you can't say something nice... But here I have to speak out because I feel duped. I went to this little deli on the advice of Tripadvisors. My first thought was, "this is definitely not what expected." But still it's... More 

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Carmel, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Sandwiches are expensive and of mediocre quality. Yes they are very large but nothing to be excited about. The meat was full of gristle making it hard to bite off. It took a very long time to get the sandwiches. I can get a much better sandwich at Nob Hill Grocery store at the deli counter.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2000 Prescott Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-2031
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-375-5987

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine

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