Uncle Paulie’s Deli: Experience Your Neighborhood Deli
Uncle Paulie's Deli Promises Delicious Italian Sandwiches in Beverly Grove!
Coming from Brooklyn, Paulie knows what a real deli looks like. And he knows that it’s hard to find it in LA.
“Delis are hard to find here, that is why I opened Uncle Paulie’s Deli, right in the middle of Beverly Grove. My mother Linda is the biggest inspiration for me, and from my dad Paul I got the “deli’s fever,” the place where everyone knows your name, somewhere where you and your boys would go and have lunch and above all, hold court.”
“If it sounds sentimental it’s because it is. I grew up in Queens, and we would hit the Deli on our way to the beach, the place where the people know your mom, your papa, they know who you are. My favorite deli growing up was Tony’s of Beechhurst…although how can you not name Parisi Bakery, or Durso in Queens, or Fiacco’s, Russo’s, the Ivaroni Brothers… I decide to open mine, because there were none here. That’s why.”
Opened only seven months ago, Uncle Paulie’s Deli is a traditional over-the counter sandwich shop that delivers fresh and classic sandwiches, great bread, homemade mozzarella, and friendly and quick service. Wanna know what to eat?
What to Order at Uncle Paulie’s Deli:
- The Italian Combo
This is the litmus test for any deli. A seeded baguette, cold cuts, thinly sliced Provolone, red peppers, lettuce and Italian dressing. Very filling and extremely fresh. The baguette is crispy outside without being chewy. It’s delish!
- The Cacio e Pepe (or really any breakfast sandwiches)
This takes me back to my years in Philly, where you can find great breakfast sandwiches anywhere. It’s eggs, black pepper and a parmesan cheese sauce on a roll. Coupled with their cold brew, it will cure any hangover.
- The House-made Mozzarella and Cold Cuts
Bring them home with a baguette, sourced from Normandie bakery, add a side of their potato salad and you will have a great no-hassle meal.
- The Turkey Pesto
I’m not a huge fan of pesto in sandwiches and yet I thoroughly enjoyed this sandwich. Big enough to share, the pesto doesn’t overpower the taste of turkey and the pecorino gives it the right amount of salt.
- The Lois
A great vegetarian sandwich. It’s hard to make a good sandwich without a protein. Especially if we’re talking about an Italian sandwich. Eggplant is the perfect vegetable for it. This sandwich features a staple of Sicilian cooking, caponata. It’s a side dish of eggplant, celery, olives, onions, and raisins. Almost like a sweet and sour ratatouille, the eggplant is cooked with vinegar. Uncle Paulie’s pairs it with ricotta salata and arugula. The bread absorbs the sauce and the cheese cuts through the tanginess of it.
If you go to Uncle Paulie’s, let us know in the comments your top choices!
This review of Uncle Paulie’s Deli is based on a complimentary meal. Photos by Cinzia Giorgi for Foodiamo. All rights reserved.
What: Uncle Paulie’s Deli
When: Open Mon-Fri 8am – 5pm, Sun 8am – 4pm
Where: 8369 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: (323) 746-5545