Lucca is a Marina staple, serving up delicious sandwiches, salads and entrées as well as selling meats, cheeses, pastas, and dry goods from their old-fashioned deli counter. Opened in 1929 by Mike Bosco and partners Maggiore Colona and Italo Cencini, Lucca is still family owned and operated today with the same pride and care by Bosco’s grandchildren, Paul Bosco and Linda Bosco Fiioretti. Each sandwich is made (and priced) to order from a great selection of cured meats and cheeses, and they roast their own beef, turkey, chicken, and ham. Whole imported Italian marinated red and yellow peppers make their trademark pepper spread, rolls are delivered fresh, and even the pickles are sliced daily.
Tip: Order your lunch from the website ahead of time to avoid the long lines.
Not to miss: Porchetta, hot coppa, bresaola, rosemary prosciutto cotto, white cannelini bean soup, house-made pastas and meatballs, ceci bean salad, Fra’Mani classic Italian sausage
2120 Chestnut Street (near Steiner)
Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Saturday–Sunday 9 a.m.–6 p.m.