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Zoccoli's Delicatessen

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1534 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3903
8:00 am - 7:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 am
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Sonora, California
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347 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just ordered a sandwich there but it was creative (salami with artichoke spread, cheer and italian dressing). Felt like something from the past. Smells great there.

1 Thank William F
Santa Cruz, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

The service is good, and the atmosphere pleasant. If you are expecting a NYC deli--and what other kind is there?--this is not it, however. They cannot make grilled sandwiches: they only have a microwave. No toasted or grilled cheese, no real "Ruebens", etc. That said, the food is good.

Thank sitaB007
Huntington Beach, California
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We visited here 8/24/16. loved it here! Not only the food, but the friendly staff too. We sat outside at the sidewalk seating/eating area and it was very nice. Lots of nice shops and eateries along this street. The wife had the Garlic Tortellini soup,it was Excellent! Definitely a place we would revisit. We had wanted to eat at the... More 

Thank SjRkr
Santa Cruz, California
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

the best deli in Santa Cruz downtown! this place is very deli in italy style.. make your own creative sandwiches.. chips and desserts

Thank Suzie B
Sacramento, California
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Need a good sandwich for lunch? This is the place. My husband and I split the chicken pesto sandwich, my friend had the Reuben sandwich, and his wife had the B.E.L.T (bacon, egg salad, lettuce, and tomato). We all enjoyed every bite. We each had our own side of deviled eggs which were simple and tasty. The deli was packed,... More 

Thank Yaysc
Santa Cruz, California
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

When I'm downtown for lunch, this is my favorite spot for a sandwich. It's worth the wait, for the sandwich and the outside seating. Salami, cheese, bread, what more could you ask for? Oh, well, they have salads, chips, pickles, and drinks... a complete spot with great service.

Thank vu2mel
Aptos, California
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016

I've lived in Santa Cruz for 12 years now and have only just discovered this wonderful little deli recently. The selection is great and the offerings are quality, all. The line was nearly out the door yet they serve everyone quickly and efficiently. A terrific find, better late than never :)

Thank EileenM17
Santa Cruz, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016

Zoccoli's has been a crowded and popular place for the 30 years I've lived in the area. The prices are reasonable--about $7-8 for most hand-made sandwiches. The drill is to take a number, pick the sandwich from the list of regulars or custom-designed, pay at the register, then wait a few minutes for the sandwich to be ready. Tables are... More 

Thank tcmaycorralitos
Henderson, Nevada
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224 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

Cannot go to Santa Cruz without getting sandwiches from here. We apparently we are not alone since there is always a line. They have a Castroville Italian sandwich that is to die for. Real good, chewy sourdough bread, assorted meats and cheese and the crowing glory is marinated artichoke hearts. This is the only place that I order an Italian... More 

Thank Leslie F
Bay Area, California
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Stop in here to pack goodies for a HWY 1 drive. Great sandwich selections. Many beverage offerings. Brownies are wrapped to travel and tasty. Have some hot entrees, too. A local favorite that brings you back.

Thank Momsfav

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $15
American, Soups, Italian, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 am
8:00 am - 7:00 am
8:00 am - 7:00 am
8:00 am - 7:00 am
8:00 am - 7:00 am
8:00 am - 7:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1534 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3903
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 18314231711

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?