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Zoccoli's Delicatessen

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1534 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3903
+1 831-423-1711
08:00 - 07:00
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Sun 10:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 07:00
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Santa Cruz
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is packed with great sandwich choices, Italian food, salads and people. Crazy busy at lunch time, but worth it.

Thank karenkhazar
Sunnyvale, California
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

This family owned sandwich shop on the main strip, with an Italian twist, has been making consistently fresh and delicious sandwiches. There is a very good selection of suggested sandwiches and build your own. In addition, it has a deli, selection of olives, lasagna, all sorts of drinks, and salads. 😋😋 It has a very cute outdoor seating area to... More 

Thank MichaelH6811GY
Raleigh, North Carolina
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225 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Bread was just a little tough. Prosciutto was really good and cheese tasted very nice. Great area for outdoor seeing to people watch. Refills on tea and soda. Also noticed a lot of people buying bottles of wine, must have a nice selection. Would definitely go back.

Thank tjeason
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169 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Have eaten here before a few years ago, so decided to try it again. Delicious deli sandwich. This place is usually busy so you might have to wait, but worth it.

Thank Ann G
Sonora, California
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374 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

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 12 September 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 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 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 13 July 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 3 July 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 26 June 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

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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, American, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?