The winning restaurant for best sandwich in Davis is, once again, Zia’s Delicatessen, an Italian restaurant located in downtown Davis.
When asked why Zia’s is such a popular place among Davis residents and students of UC Davis, Anne Marie Crilly, Zia’s manager, said that it’s the combination of the quality of the food and service that attracts people the most.
“I think it’s popular because we have really high-quality food and because of our customer service,” Crilly said. “We’re family run. I really do believe that we’ve come to know our customers since day one. We’ve had some of the same customers since 1985.”
According to Crilly, the most popular sandwich from their menu is the turkey smoked mozzarella with pesto, mayo and veggies.
“It is by far the most popular sandwich. I believe [that] students like us and like our food,” she said.
Student appreciation for Zia’s can be seen in the restaurant’s first-place ranking, followed by Nugget Market and Beach Hut Deli.
Zia’s Delicatessen is open Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with their specialty sandwiches starting at $5.75.
— Jessica Grilli