Welcome to Santoro’s
Italian Market & Deli

Celebrating 15 years of service from 2009-2023!

The owners and staff of Santoro’s Italian Market and Deli take pride in providing the freshest hand-made Italian Deli sandwiches as well as snacks, sodas, beer, wine and many Italian delicacies. All sandwiches feature the finest Boar’s Head meats and fresh Semifreddi’s breads delivered daily.

Recent Customer Reviews

Alameda, CA

4.7 218 reviews

  • Avatar James ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
  • Avatar Sarah ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
  • Avatar Perry ★★★★★ a month ago
    My partner and I love the chicken parm & meatball subs. The owners are incredibly kind and generous.
  • Avatar Dennis ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Love 💕 this place .. came across it a few months ago and have enjoyed the experience ... I'm hearing good 👍 things about the meat ball sandwich 🥪 … More and they treat you like your the only one... that's what makes this place so special... I love 😘 these guys !🙏
  • Avatar M ★★★★ 3 months ago
    Try their toasted bread sandwich, delicious.
    Call to place an order, if you want toasted bread.
    The staff are white friendly.
    Try it you may get addicted
    … More
  • Avatar Thomas ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Delicious and filling roast beef & provolone on ciabatta. This is how sandwiches SHOULD be made. Especially at today's prices. They even gave … More me a comfy chair to sit outside. 👍🏻
  • Avatar Alicia ★★★★★ a year ago
    If you want a REAL, AUTHENTIC Italian Deli sandwich, this is the ONLY place to go in Alameda. Sandwiches are always PACKED with premium meats. If you're … More lucky enough to go on a lasagna day, just get some and thank me later. Love the small, hometown feel too.
  • Avatar Bourke ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    Excellent Italian style deli. The food is great with sizable sandwiches! Dutch crunch bread and delicious cheeses available. The atmosphere is that hard … More to find authentic delicatessen and Italian family run business. It feels like a hole in the wall in SF. Make sure to order ahead. We hit the high school kids lunch rush and had to wait. 5 Stars ⭐️.
  • Avatar Alex ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    Having being raised in Italy, it's difficult to find places that not only have the quality, but the feel that connects you to your past. This place … More fits the bill! Food quality excellent! Atmosphere authentic. Whenever I drive through ( because I'm from out of town), I gladly go out of my way to get a small taste of an authentic Italian flavor. I can't really think of abother place with that real feel.

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Santoro’s Rules and Regulations

Please place your order via phone before coming to the deli during the lunch rush hours.

Due to the volatility of the market for our supplies, prices may change without notice.

Right now we have a large volume of people calling in lunch orders all at the same time. If you get our answering machine, please do not leave a message. It means that we are helping customers on the other line. Please call back to speak to one of us. If you don’t want to wait, please call in your order earlier in the day. We won’t make your order until you are coming to pick it up.

Due to the increase in telephone orders during lunch, we cannot accept toasted sandwich orders after 11AM. Please call early if you want a toasted sandwich.

If a customer requests “special packaging” such as halves wrapped separately or pickles on the side, there will be an extra charge. 

Meatball sandwiches are only available on Friday. They are subject to availability and may not be customized. When you order a meatball sandwich, you will receive it as Mike makes it.

Please visit our About page for more ordering information.