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Zoccoli's Delicatessen

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1534 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3903
+1 831-423-1711
10:00 - 19:00
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Check, Virginia
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144 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 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 

Thank Jason K
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Best sandwiches in town. The Castroville Italian is my favorite, but you reall,y can't go wrong here.

Thank Jules V
Santa Cruz, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Amazing Italian Deli, from working in DOWNTOWN to just visiting its has always been my stop for a quick sandwich and a really good one. Amazing chicken and pesto. Just amazing

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90 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015

The sandwiches are delicious, but we also like to pick up cheese and cold cuts from their excellent selection. Good food and good service -- that's why this place is so popular!

Thank olive2eat
Melbourne, Australia
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120 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had a sandwich lunch at Zoccali's Dei today. The sandwiches were made to order and all of the ingredients were fresh and most healthy. The staff were most efficient and pleasant. The outdoor tables made the experience even better!

Thank Phil H
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Driving in to Santa Cruz we always have our first lunch at our favorite deli. What a meal! I had the ravioli dinner and my wife had a minestrone and salad. Excellent! We then sat outside (the only place you can eat) and watched all the weirdos walking the sidewalk. We then realized why we hardly ever come to Santa... More 

Thank Seniortravelalot
Santa Cruz, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Great sandwiches in downtown SC. The staff aren't overly cheerful, but they make great sandwiches! They have fresh pasta which I haven't tried as of yet. I usually get sandwiches to go, but there is seating outside on Pacific.

1 Thank A H
Santa Cruz, California
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

So, you are visiting downtown Santa Cruz and want a quick reasonably priced sandwich, salad or soup - venture down to the last block near the town clock. Here you will find a great deli that has been in Santa Cruz for several generations. Good food, efficient service (take out only) and superb place to take your food outside to... More 

Thank Paul C
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Great place to have a sandwich in downtown Santa Cruz... Right next to Verve with plenty of tables outside... Lots of specialty sandwiches on great chewy bread that I believe they bake onsite

Thank Richard W
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Great family deli, fresh and tasty. They have a great terrace. We ordered a red clam chowder and a Italian club. It was delicious. Highly recommend.

Thank Neskimo

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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
US$7 - US$15
Italian, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 07:00
08:00 - 07:00
08:00 - 07:00
08:00 - 07:00
08:00 - 07:00
08:00 - 07:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1534 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3903
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-423-1711

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