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Pennisi's Deli

1237 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2906
+1 916-448-5610
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (11 reviews)
“sandwiches” (14 reviews)
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American, Deli, Soups
1237 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2906
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is very old school deli which is nice and the food was good. I will say that they need to step up their sandwich game a bit. The ratio of meet to fixings and cheese was definitely off.

Thank Amelia A
Reviewed 1 week ago

A local deli catering to walk ins and the lunch crowd. I enjoyed a bacon, avocado, turkey sandwich and an Anchor Steam beer for lunch with a friend. Place got lots of take out and was crowded. Problem was that only one young lady was...More

Thank PhilD614
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was close and convenient to where I was staying during a recent trip. I tried to get a bagel for breakfast the first morning I walked by but they were out of bagels. I tried again the next morning. The service was unbelievable...More

Thank MakeMineWaterfront
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

While attending a conference in Sacramento, found Pennisi’s convenient, affordable and high in quality. It’s both a deli with fresh made to order sandwiches and salads as well as a grocery store. The turkey sandwiches and BLT’s on sourdough walnut bread were awesome and filling....More

Thank StevenA54
Reviewed 11 June 2018

We enjoyed lunch here each day of our conference. They offer a wide range of different deli sandwiches, and I highly recommend the kielbasa sandwich. Very good, with potato salad. Seating is very limited, so be prepared to get your food to go.

Thank Marmarmos
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

This was a nice change from all the fancy restaurants and the regular chain restaurants. This has the old deli feel. I are breakfast, had the bacon egg and cheese bagel. It wasn’t great, but it was a nice change and exactly what I was...More

Thank H9149XLnickp
Reviewed 18 April 2018

This deli is located directly across from the convention center; so easy to step in for a bite. I ordered a turkey on rye and it was very good. The service was fast and helpful. They also have a variety of to go items, like...More

Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 29 January 2018

I travel to Sacramento annually for a trade show. As part of my visit, I always make it a point to visit Pennisi's Deli for one of my meals. The sandwiches are great with fresh crunchy bread, authentic meats and ingredients and quick service. This...More

Thank Kroneo
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Right across ( few minutes walking ) from the convention center. Great sandwiches. Had a great ham and cheese sandwich earlymon a Saturday. Small area to sit down and enjoy your food. Is like a small store. Looks. Lean and the lady making the sandwiches...More

Thank joselito1959
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Friendly workers serve decent food (daily hot food specials and regular menu of sandwiches, soups, and salads)...with a coffee bar, wine rack, and small offering of groceries.

Thank Harvey R
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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1237 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2906
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-448-5610
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