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About 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.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
24 hrs / Day - 7 Days a week
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Party platters, sandwich trays, dessert trays, breakfast trays, fruit platters
Complimentary valet service
Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Izzy's Deli Ratings and Reviews
This was the best place on the west side that could accommodate 7 people at a low or moderate noise level and a varied menu. Being a vegetarian, I didn't have a lot of food choices, but had the veggie burger which was large on bun and slim on burger. It wasn't terrible, but I wouldn't recommend it. Luckily I was there to get together with friends and food wasn't as important. For meat eaters, the menu looked great and everyone else seemed to enjoy their meals-- ample portions-- several people had doggie bags to go. The service was warm and friendly-- we were there almost 3 hours without feeling rushed, even at lunch on a holiday weekend.
Overall we like Izzy's, the service, food, and quality are decent and we appreciate it being a 24 hour establishment. My girl and I were looking for a place that was opened late for a meal in the Santa Monica area.
We made an Open Table reservation for 8PM and upon arrival we let the hostess know that we had made the reservation. Although the restaurant wasn't really busy we wanted her to know that we were using Open Table. The lady seemed to be distracted while on the phone and motioned for us to sit wherever we wanted. We sat down because Open Table was an incentive to choose Izzy's but not the only reason we went to the restaurant. It was obvious that the young lady that was at the front counter was already mentally clocked out because she seemed disinterested in giving us a great initial impression. I don't expect anyone to bend over backwards but I hope you treat me as you would want to be treated.
Once we sat we were pleasantly greeted by a waiter. I forgot the waiter's name (he seems to work a later shift), but he was exceptional! He was super attentive and gave some good recommendations. He kept the water coming (I'm simple, as long as water is flowing I'm happy) and overall exemplified and redeemed our expectations of Izzy's.
The place is good...your typical deli fare but the Art’s Roast Turkey sandwich with fries, coleslaw, and a pickle was ridiculous! My gf had a grilled cheese and macaroni. We were both satisfied with our food and ended up over-indulging : ( The deli items are relatively pricey but the portions and quality warrant the prices.
We eventually got our Open Table points after my gf let it be known to the next hostess. The point of my overall review is to say that I like Izzy's for the Black and White cookies alone. Everything else is a bonus.
We were here on a cold Christmas Eve and the hot lentil soup really hit the spot. So good, in fact, we took a pint to go. The lox/eggs/onions tasted delicious and the potato pancakes were crisp and tasty. The friendly service was the icing on the cake. It's a California deli to be sure but one of the best!
An old pal and I have hit on a new excuse to hang out. We are on a Quest To Find The Perfect Pastrami Sandwich! It has proven to be a WONDERFUL excuse, because the nicest thing about bad pastrami is that it is still passtrami! Anyway, Izzy's, a Santa Monica institution, has a lunch special on Wednesdays which is the pastrami sandwich with cole slaw and fries for $10.99. Such a deal! Izzy's pastrami is a value at $14.00 but at $10.99 it's like stealing with excellent taste! Izzy's also has fabulous soups, and some wonderful dinner specials. Open 24/7, it is one of those neighborhood gems tbhat makes living in Santa Monica so wonderful. In fact, the only thing better than the food is the service. LISTEN to your servers - none of them will let you make a poor choice. Their expertise is both part of the deal, and part of the charm! Enjoy!
Izzy's had the potential to be a great deli experience with it's menu rivaling the NY greats; however the food just didn't deliver. The matzo ball soup was bland and the egg salad tatsteless. I had a grilled roast beef and cheese sandwich that was dry, tough and had very little flavor. It was very disappointing. That being said, the service was great and friendly. They just need to improve the tastiness of their food.
We have been there many times over the years, some good some bad and some in between. I have to say they seem to have improved quite a bit. The service was excellent, the food was prepared very well and seemed very fresh and the portions are still large and prices reasonable. I had the beef stew which seemed better than I've ever had it there, so who ever is in charge of the kitchen is doing a great job. And my friend also enjoyed hers very much. So I definitely recommed for late night or any time for that matter.
We were driving around town finding a late night dining restaurant and I saw this on Open Table. There was a lot of people dining inside too. I think it was about 9:30pm ish...that's late if you have kids. My daughter ended up sleeping next to me after she finished her meal.
The food was typical diner food. Not much of a variety and if you are looking for different dishes or eclectic foods, this is not the place to go.
This place is good for some home made soups and deli style, greasy sandwiches and good old fashioned homestyle appeal.
on the whole a very good experience. santa monica restaurants usually so noisy. Izzy's certainly had customers, but because of the carpeting and such..nice and peaceful, good for relaxed dining..rooming seating..very clean... excellent pea soup. great hot dog, just wish the bun had been warmer...good desserts.very good coffee. great, attentive service. will definitely go back again.
If you like a casual dinner that is quite good, try Izzy's. My wife and I usually share a small soup and an omelet. It hits the spot for a casual night out.......Add a bag of bagel chips if you like them and you will have a filling dinner for about $25 including tax and tip. Service is always good and the staff is extremely courteous. Nothing fancy, but perfect when you don't want to spend $60 to $100 for dinner.
They have a lot of menu options, a lot of which are decent, and some excellent. However I tried the beef stew for the 2nd time, with the same result, dissapointing. It's merely a bowl of gravy with a little bit of meat, and no vegetables. a few potato pieces in the gravy. Other than that you should be ok.
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!
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.
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