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Zoccoli's Delicatessen

1534 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3903
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Ranked #39 of 324 restaurants in Santa Cruz
Cuisines: Delicatessen
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93% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I was looking around for a place to pick up something for dinner around 6 pm on Pacific. Found this great delicatessen on the street. Great selection of items. I chose the meatball sandwich. It was so delicious. Sat outside and enjoyed Santa Cruz's unique ambiance. The price was reasonable and the staff was friendly. I would definitely go back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Big, tasty, italian style sandwich. Didn't knock my socks off, but you could taste each of the ingredients and everything seemed fresh and high quality. Consider splitting a sandwich if you haven't been surfing all day and worked up a pretty good hunger.

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Santa Rosa, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Good modern day deli but swung and missed with the "old school" Italian. I can't recall visiting an Italian deli without mortadella. Macaroni salad was way overlooked and soggy.

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San Jose, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Awesome place to stop in for sandwiches when you're on your way out to the beach. When you come in, grab a ticket number at the front counter and wait to be called. Outdoor patio area is a nice place to enjoy your sammich but fills up pretty quick so have someone in your group stake out a table while... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

I was a bit skeptical about stopping at a deli for lunch since I am vegan, but was pleasantly surprised with a lot of vegan/veg options on their menu! The sandwich was great and we enjoyed sitting outside in the sunshine!

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Las Vegas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We stumbled on this place while walking the streets of downtown Santa Cruz, and are glad that we did! This is a clean deli with a varied assortment of interesting hot and cold sandwiches, salads, etc. Pull a ticket at the counter, wait your turn, and place your order. They will call your number when your order is ready. Husband... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I was looking for a quick lunch and stopped by this deli. It is more than your basic deli. I wanted something healthy so I ordered the grilled chicken and eggplant sandwich. It was fresh, clean, perfectly prepared, and just downright delicious.

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Houston, TX
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Our party of four recently stopped in at Zoccoli's for a moderately late (1:30 pm) weekday lunch on our trip along the coast. Three of us had made to order cold sandwiches; the fourth member of our party had a cold sandwich that was already made and wrapped for sale. We were lucky enough to snag the last empty table... More

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DeWitt, Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

A traditional deli where they make sandwiches fresh to your order. Staff is helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. Outdoor seating is fun. A good value. Santa Cruz downtown is a gem--great for an afternoon stroll.

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Elk Grove, California
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9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

This deli has great fresh food and wonderful breads. I especially liked the eggplant parmesan on ciabatta bread sandwich. The lasagna was also very tasty. The outdoor seating was convenient. It's located on Pacific Ave. which is the main downtown street in Santa Cruz with a lot of dining and shopping options.

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