Izzy's Deli
Izzy's Deli

Izzy's Deli

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.izzysdeli.com/
  • Phone: 3103941131
  • Hours of Operation:
    24 hrs / Day - 7 Days a week
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Chef Tony
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Party platters, sandwich trays, dessert trays, breakfast trays, fruit platters

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 15th Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet service
A word from Izzy's Deli
IZZY"S DELI has been a Santa Monica landmark for 37 years! "The Home of the Overstuffed Sandwich" features your deli favorites 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Dinner favorites include fresh roasted turkey, brisket, corned beef and cabbage, roasted chicken, hamburgers, fish, stuffed cabbage, homemade soups, fabulous fries, sumptuous salads, and delectable desserts. "IZZY'S DELI has the best pastrami west of 7th Avenue" and was featured on the Food Network. IZZY'S offers a wide variety of beers and house wine. Looking for a great late-nite spot...IZZY'S is open 24 hours a day every day and the extensive menu has something to satisfy any craving.
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Izzy's Deli reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (13)great for brunch (12)neighborhood gem (11)kid-friendly (9)late-night find (5)fit for foodies (2)good for groups (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Seeing C & S
    SandyjkVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    A huge menu satisfies any appetite. You can have breakfast, lunch or dinner around the clock. The portions are big and the food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 26 reviews are from the Izzy's Deli reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Menu options and food execution was good -- what you would expect from a traditional Jewish deli. But the dining room could use some sprucing up. And then there's the ladies' room -- based on the condition encountered and on the log on the back of the door, it would seem that no one had cleaned it in several days. I would not go back because of that...makes me wonder about the kitchen and management in general. A shanda!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Classic Deli!
    Tomas
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Izzy's is what a great Deli should be! Great food, generous portions, and savvy wait staff that actually knows their borscht from their pastrami! I'll be back! Often!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty good deli
    AveragePalateGuy
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Overall I enjoyed my first visit to Izzy's. I had the pastrami sandwich and thought it was pretty good. Also had the mish-mash soup (matzo ball, noodles, kreplach, etc. soup, but that was just ok. I would go back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not great
    loveitVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    The matzo ball soup was quite bland and the potato pancakes were a little dry. All in all, not their best.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of the worst delis I have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/10/2013
    One of the worst delis I have ever been to. The chopped chicken liver was TOUGH. I have never had tough chopped chicken liver before! I was interested in the fried chicken but was told it was frozen and heated up. Will never go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Santa Monica Standard
    KennyGVIP
    Dined on 2/5/2013
    Izzy's is a very dependable neighborhood deli. Whenever I am in Santa Monica and want a bowl of chicken soup, this is the place. Like most delis, it's not fancy, but that's not what you're looking for, right? Good lox, good kosher pickles, good bagels and rye bread -- yes to call! Service is friendlier than a lot of Los Angeles area delis, but you still need to order the first time they come to your table or you will be waiting a while. What, you don't walk in knowing what you want? Come on, it's a deli.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Has been good in the past,
    MHuntVIP
    Dined on 12/16/2012
    Has been good in the past, but seems to be slipping food wise. I ordered their Beef Stew, which literally was a bowl of gravy with 2 potato pieces, couldn't find any vegatables, about 6 pieces of meat, had to put my side of vegetables in gravy to make some stew. Maybe try something else if you go.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yummy home cooking in a cozy,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/3/2012
    Yummy home cooking in a cozy, friendly place! Great place to share with the grandparents when in town.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Basic deli food---well prepared,
    timberVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2012
    Basic deli food---well prepared, nice setting, solid service.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Standard diner fare
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    Pretty standard diner food that was a little on the expensive side.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cozy, comfy and homemade goodness.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    Cozy, comfy and homemade goodness. Great for family meals and anytime you actually want to hear the person next to you!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is one of the better
    MHuntVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2012
    This is one of the better places on the Westside for a late night meal, as it is always open. Nothing fancey, but a large variety menu for any late night craving, not great food, but certainly decent with huge portions
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 24/7 for Your Anytime Hunger Pains!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/28/2012
    Izzy's is 24/7, and a much-loved neighborhood comfort food spot!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food good, consistent with
    PANDPVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2012
    food good, consistent with large menu. would be a big step up if they served fresh rather than frozen/canned vegetables with their dinners, and "home" made mashed potatoes rather than the instant variety now served.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We've been hitting Izzy's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/27/2012
    We've been hitting Izzy's with our kids for years. When a craving for matzoh ball soup, potatoe pancakes and piled high deli sandwiches hits,,, this is it! One nice thing, the grilled sandwiches are not greasy, for the more health conscious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A good consistent late night
    MHuntVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2011
    A good consistent late night deli, with a large menu and very large portions served at reasonable prices
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reminded me of old style NY
    LmarinaVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2011
    Reminded me of old style NY deli. Stuffed sandwiches, all the sides and Dr. Browns soda. Any sandwich a meal for two.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Izzy's is a great local deli.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 4/17/2011
    Izzy's is a great local deli. Good food and kid friendly!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Good, The Bad and The Bumpy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/8/2011
    Lots of characters - both serving and eating the food. And that's a GOOD thing. Don't expect to be fed in the order you were seated (even if the latecomers order pretty much the same things you do). And if it's a really long wait, don't expect your food to be hot. We had to send stuff back. Having said all that, if you need a late night deli fix, it's one of the only games in the Santa Monica side of town. P.S. Beware of the loose booth seat backs. If anyone sits behind you, you get bumped around like a cheap amusement park ride with every move they make.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • they have a UCLA discount
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/25/2011
    they have a UCLA discount if you work at the hospital and have your ID. Check out their website, there are so many options to choose from it will suit any taste. My wife was at Santa Monica UCLA for a week when we had my son, and we ate Izzys every day at least once. The Rueben is amazing, both turkey and pastrami. The sky-high is another great option if you're into the Rueben but like an onion roll. Great sandwiches, soups, salads and deserts...judging by everything i've had, i'm sure it's all great, and such a wide selection you can have almost anything you're craving!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Every neighborhood needs a
    SandyjkVIP
    Dined on 1/20/2011
    Every neighborhood needs a great deli and Izzy's is it. An institution. Fresh delicious deli food and much more. Soups are terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great menu with many choices,
    MHuntVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2010
    Great menu with many choices, especially for late night dining. Also, the service was very accommodating as far as menu substitutions, to get you exactly what you wanted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good deli food at a very fair
    ZippermanVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2010
    Good deli food at a very fair price. The skirt steak dinner was especially good and really priced right.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious deli food. A bit
    SandyjkVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2010
    Delicious deli food. A bit noisy this time at noon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were a party of 6 for dinner
    ZippermanVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2010
    We were a party of 6 for dinner and the summer special was a very good value with several good choices. The service was a little spotty, but still an enjoyable dinner with good deli food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service late
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2010
    Great food and service late at night. It's nice to know there is good food available so I don't get forced into Dennys or fast food.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate