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.
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The second location of this iconic Cuban bakery is every bit as magical as the Burbank original.
Joon Shabu Shabu
Joon is a very good shabu shabu joint in Glendale, and your move when you feeling like cooking meat yourself tonight.
Sushi Nishi-Ya might have a weird location on the Glendale/Burbank border, but this is an omakase experience worth driving for.
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For outstanding pasta on the Westside, look no further than Felix on Abbot Kinney in Venice.
Margot is a rooftop Mediterranean restaurant in Culver City with beautiful views, great cocktails, and OK food.
For Italian food in Los Angeles, it still doesn’t get any better than Bestia in the Arts District.
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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.
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