Lucca Delicatessen San Francisco

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Lucca Delicatessen – Italian specialty grocery

One of my favorite things to eat is Insalata Caprese…the Italian salad made of tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, salt and olive oil. So naturally, I adore The Caprese Sandwich at Lucca Deli and have ordered it many times after burning a bunch of calories at Barry’s Bootcamp nearby.

Mike Bosco and his two partners opened Lucca Delicatessan in 1929. Mike’s son, Ed Bosco took over the deli in the 1950’s. Today, the grandkids of Mike Bosco, brother and sister team Paul Bosco & Linda Bosco Fioretti own and operate Lucca Deli.

Although my go-to sandwich is The Caprese, there are so many other sandwich choices such as The Caggiano, The Calabrian and The “Pork-etta” or, you can build your own. They make lots of items in house: Soups, Italian Meatballs, Lasagna and more! You must try the homemade cannoli, yum!

Lucca Delicatessan is a smidge of a space with just a long narrow entry in front of a case of meats, cheeses, prepared salads and other foods. There is a long row of salami hanging from the ceiling, huge wheels of cheese in the back and stacks of Italian specialties you are unlikely to find elsewhere.

Lucca Deli can get really busy, especially at lunchtime, so if you don’t want to wait in line you can order your sandwich or whatever else you’re in the mood for from their website.

Buon appetito!

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Details about this spot



2120 Chestnut Street, San Francisco

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:30, Sat - Sun 09:00 - 18:00


Veggie sandwich: US$ 10.99


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