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Zoccoli's Delicatessen

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1534 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3903
18314231711
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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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Santa Cruz, California
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Thank Suzie B
Sacramento, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Yaysc
Santa Cruz, California
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank vu2mel
Aptos, California
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars 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 :)

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Thank EileenM17
Santa Cruz, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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 

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Henderson, Nevada
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188 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Leslie F
Bay Area, California
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Momsfav
San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Ordered the Mediterranean and Castroville Italian for a picnic lunch and they were fabulous! Yes you might have to wait a bit but worth it!

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Thank MAC_LA1
Arcadia, California
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Great Deli, For people from So Cal it's like Claros without the market. The smell alone walking in says it all.It's one of those places you want to try something new every time. Like any deli or bakery take a number. We ate outside fun to watch Santa Cruz walk by an unique place.I had the beef dip wife had... More 

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Thank MWM1958
Santa Cruz, California
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116 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

I frequent this place quite often, as one of the places I work is across the street. If you can beat the lunch/dinner lines, you're set. As with many other places, I like to experiment with different sandwiches from time to time. I want to say they make some killer soups as well...I think that's what a friend of mine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $15
Cuisine
American, Italian, Delicatessen
Meals
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
Sunday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 7:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 7:00 am
Saturday
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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