In operation since 1961, Mario’s is an Italian deli and grocery and your best bet for some old-school Italian sandwiches and hot plates in the neighborhood. Get there before 11:30am or be prepared to wait. But even if you get stuck behind the rush, it’s worth it. The Bad Boy Sub is their signature sandwich and it’s a monster: your choice of meat (get the pastrami), mustard, mayo, avocado, spicy peppers, and every other fixing available. Cue the midday nap under your desk.
Where we've featured it
More spots in GlendaleSee more
Fish King is a market in Glendale that has mastered all things seafood - from New England-style fried baskets to true Hawaiian-style poke.
Mini Kebob is a Glendale order-at-the-counter classic and home to some of the best kebobs in town.
Bourbon Steak is a solid steakhouse at The Americana in Glendale with a daily Happy Hour that will save your life.
More Italian spotsSee more
Oste is an Italian restaurant in Beverly Grove that specializes in pinsa, a Roman-style flatbread that’s unlike anything you can really find in LA
Blackship is a Japanese/Italian restaurant in West Hollywood where bad service overrides interesting food.
Milo + Olive
In the pizza desert of the Westside, Santa Monica’s Milo and Olive is a giant, garlic knot-filled oasis.
Suggested by our writers
Bay Cities is a Santa Monica classic that’s been open since 1925. Most importantly, it’s home to The Godmother, Los Angeles’ greatest sandwich.
Canter's is a Los Angeles classic. Come late night for a pastrami reuben and some very entertaining people watching.
Skaf’s Lebanese Cuisine
Skaf’s is an order-at-the-order Glendale joint and serving some of the best chicken shawarma you’ll ever come across.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more