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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Tumanyan Khinkali Factory
Tumanyan Khinkali in Glendale is home to Georgian soup dumplings and a quiet patio for a low-key date night.
Massif is a family-run Middle Eastern joint in Glendale and your move for excellent Iraqi home cooking.
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For Italian food in Los Angeles, it still doesn’t get any better than Bestia in the Arts District.
Pace is an LA legend where you go to feel like you’re eating in the Tuscan countryside, even if you’re actually just in Laurel Canyon.
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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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