Though Los Angeles no longer has what would be considered a true “Little Italy,” that cultural and culinary heartbeat is still strong in a little enclave just north of Chinatown called Eastside Market Italian Deli. Opened as a market in 1929, present-day owners and brothers Johnny and Frank Angiuli worked for the store’s founders starting in the late 50’s and early 60’s before becoming owners and operators themselves in 1974. At that point, the brothers expanded the market’s delicatessen, serving both hot and cold Italian sandwiches heaped with freshly carved meat. Having invented the roasted beef and pastrami sandwich, known at the Eastside Market as the ever-popular #7, the menu’s hot sandwiches are hard to beat -- my personal favorite is the epic, all-inclusive “D.A. Special,” piled high with sausage, meatballs, roast beef, and pastrami (I always stuff mine full of pepperoncinis). Perusing the vintage framed photos of the deli and Los Angeles that cover the walls of the restaurant while crunching into a delicious pistachio dipped, powdered sugar-dusted cannoli is the only way to finish a meal at this long-standing, family-owned institution.
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