618 Third St.
409 Mace Blvd., and 1414 E. Covell Blvd.
ASUCD Coffee House,
There’s just one Zia’s in Davis, and it’s number one for sandwiches in Davis.
The family owned traditional delicatessen welcomes patrons with a friendly “Buon giorno“ and a full menu of hot and cold sandwiches – not to mention the customary gelato and Pellegrino.
Husband and wife owners Kevin and Anne Marie Crilly attribute their success to the quality of their food, some of which come from down the street in Davis; some of which come from to across the continent in Italy.
“We’ve used some of the same vendors since we opened 14 years ago,” Anne Marie said. “We really think that quality is the most important ingredient.“
Sandwiches like the Viareggio are loaded with turkey, cheese, pesto mayo, lettuce and tomato on their signature chewy roll. The deli also serves several fresh vegetarian sandwiches, like the Livorno, equally as delicious.
The deli also sells cold cuts for retail sale, so that customers can make their own sandwich creations at home with Zia’s knowledge and expertise in food. In addition, items like cheese and cakes can also be purchased over the expansive deli counter.
“We love our students,” Anne Marie said. “They’re part of the neighborhood. We have our downtown people, our families, and then we have our students. And we really value them.“
For more great sandwiches, stop second place winner, The Nugget, at both 1414 E. Covell Blvd. and 409 Mace Blvd., where you can go grocery shopping, and get a tasty sandwich on the way out.
The third place winner, the ASUCD Coffee House in the Memorial Union on campus, offers students the convenience to grab a bite in between classes.
– Lauren Steussy