Cricca's owners, Kevin and Marla McHenry, took over this small gem hidden "South of the Boulevard" in a strip mall along the very well traveled Topanga Canyon Boulevard on July 1, 2016. After struggling for many years due to the economic downfall in the mortgage industry, they took a leap of faith when the offer was presented to them to buy Cricca's, as it had always been a dream of Kevin's to own his own sandwich shop. He had worked for another local deli for 15 years, prior to meeting Marla, and his dream became reality. Now, you will see Kevin at the front of the house doing what he loves the most, "shaking hands and kissing babies" as he would say, while Marla helps manage the back office and odd jobs that the business requires while juggling their household and 2 sons. Have they changed anything since they took over, you ask? No. They acknowledge and value all of the original recipes from 1969! Cricca's has been at this location since that time and has a strong following that keeps growing daily! So, stop in and come hungry! It may be a first time, but it won't be your last!
At Cricca's, we have something for everyone. Hot sandwiches, cold sandwiches, lettuce wrapped sandwiches, vegetarian sandwiches, and salads all customizable to suit your individual taste! We offer both soft or "crusty" rolls (along with sliced wheat, rye or sourdough), you will be asked if you want your sandwich "regular way" or "loaded", and even have additional items to "add on" to make it just the way you want it! Check out our menu to find just the right one for you! And don't forget to leave room for dessert!
Cricca's offers catering for small and large gatherings that include our deli platters, sandwich trays, party subs (seen in picture), trays of our homemade meatballs or sausage & peppers in our authentic marinara sauce, antipasto salads, antipasto platters, and cannoli trays. Prices vary depending on the size of your order.
*Please scroll to the end of our pricing menu to see our catering items and prices.
Choice of bread include: Soft or crusty roll, sliced wheat, rye or sourdough. Includes: Provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayo, & Italian dressing. OR ask for it LOADED (additional $0.50) which includes all of the above PLUS onions, mustard, and pepperoncinis. (See the "add ons" for more delicious options!) ***Regular $9.95 / Large $11.95 / "Go Big" (double meat) $15.95 ***
Provolone & Swiss
Hard salami, Genoa Salami, Capicola, and Mortadella
Aka. the "Kelly Parra Special"
Artichoke hearts, marinated mushrooms, and Swiss cheese.
* Regular $10.95 / Large $12.95
* Regular $10.95 / Large $12.95
Add any of these items to your sandwich to make it just how you like it!
Small $0.50 / Large $1.00
Tomatoes, black olives, mushrooms, pickles, spicy cherry pepper spread, roasted red peppers, cucumbers, Giardiniera, jalapeños, pepperoncinis
Original Super Submarines - Available in LARGE ONLY! Includes: Swiss AND Provolone cheeses, lettuce, tomato, mayo & Italian dressing OR ask for it LOADED (additional $0.50) which includes all of the above PLUS onions, mustard and pepperoncinis.
Roast beef, turkey breast & ham
Ham, Genoa salami, capicola, artichoke hearts & marinated mushrooms
Hard salami, Genoa salami
Turkey breast, ham, Genoa salami & pepperoni
Smoked turkey, hard salami & roast beef
Turkey, capicola, salami & pepperoni
(NO MAYO, NO CHEESE) Roasted peppers, marinated mushrooms, artichoke hearts, pickles, pepperoncinis, onions, mustard, lettuce & tomato
Cheddar, Swiss, American & Provolone cheeses
(NO Swiss cheese) Genoa salami, mortadella, capicola & hard salami.
Turkey breast, pastrami, ham & roast beef
Genoa salami, turkey breast, ham & capicola
Turkey, roast beef, capicola, ham, salami & pepperoni
Turkey, pastrami, roast beef, capicola, ham, salami & pepperoni
Ham, turkey, bacon & avocado
* Please allow extra time for grilling!
Provolone, Swiss, American or pepper Jack cheese
Turkey and cheese OR ham and American cheese
Fresh mozzarella, provolone & Swiss cheese
With mozzarella cheese & pesto
Zucchini, yellow squash, spinach, artichoke heart, marinated mushrooms, tomato, roasted peppers, provolone & Swiss cheeses & pesto
Fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, tomato & pesto
Turkey, hardwood smoked bacon, provolone cheese, tomato & pesto
With spring mix, deli mustard & Swiss cheese
With Swiss cheese & tomato
Salsalito turkey, pepper Jack AND cheddar cheese, Ranch dressing & BBQ sauce
ALL hot subs are toasted! *** Regular $9.95 / Large $11.95 ***
* We use sliced Boar's Head chicken!* with melted Provolone & house made marinara sauce
With cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayo & mustard
With hardwood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato & mayo
With garlic butter & house made marinara sauce
With cheese and house made marinara
*(Regular only!) Choice of just cheese or add pepperoni.
ALL hot subs are toasted! Available in LARGE ONLY.
Mozzarella cheese, garlic butter & our house made marinara sauce
With pastrami, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut & Thousand Island dressing
Italian sausage, meatballs, pepperoni, garlic butter, parmesan AND mozzarella cheeses & our house made marinara sauce
With Swiss cheese, Cole slaw & deli mustard
Roast beef, bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, pepperoncinis, garlic butter, mozzarella AND Swiss cheeses
*Make it "Italian style" and add our house made marinara sauce.
Meatballs, sausage, Genoa salami, mozzarella cheese, garlic butter & our house made marinara sauce
Smoked turkey breast, Swiss cheese, mayo, mustard, lettuce and tomato
Albacore tuna, pepperoncinis, red onions, pepper Jack cheese and mayo
Smoked turkey, bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato & Ranch dressing
Sliced chicken breast, bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato & Ranch dressing
Brisket, lettuce, tomato, mayo, cheese & BBQ sauce
Brisket, garlic butter, onions, pickles & BBQ sauce
2 full orders of hot pastrami, mozzarella cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayo & mustard
Pastrami, meatballs, sausage, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, garlic butter & our house made marinara sauce
Includes: spring mix AND iceberg lettuce, provolone cheese, tomatoes, olives, garbanzo beans, artichokes, pepperoncinis & Italian dressing *** Regular $8.95 / Large $10.95 ***
All listed ingredients plus ham & Genoa salami
All listed ingredients plus roast beef, turkey & ham
All listed ingredients plus white albacore tuna salad
Includes: spring mix lettuce, tomatoes, provolone cheese, garbanzo beans, pepperoncinis & Italian dressing
* Regular $7.95 / Large $9.95
*Regular $9.95 / Large $11.95
*Regular $9.95 / Large 11.95
Made with sliced deli chicken OR chicken salad
*Regular $9.95 / Large $11.95
*Regular $10.95 / Large $12.95
Made with turkey, bacon, cheese, avocado, garbanzo beans, tomato, egg, black olives & pepperoncinis
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Available for small and large parties
Includes: turkey breast, roast beef, ham, dry salami, Swiss AND provolone cheeses, potato salad, mayo & mustard, rolls OR sliced bread
Includes: choice of meat, cheese, mayo, lettuce & tomato (Italian dressing on the side)
* 3 FOOT: $50 (serves 15 guests)
4 FOOT: $65 (serves 20 guests)
"Super Subs" ADD $15
24 HOUR NOTICE REQUIRED
Includes: Choice of meat, cheese, mayo, lettuce & tomato (Italian dressing & mustard on the side)
Includes: bed of lettuce, artichoke hearts, marinated mushrooms, olives, provolone cheese, salami, pepperoni, pepperoncinis & Italian dressing
* Small Tray: $35 (serves 10-12 guests)
Large Tray: $55 (serves 20-25 guests)
Includes: Provolone cheese, salami, olives, pepperoni, artichoke hearts, marinated mushrooms & pepperoncinis
* Small Tray $40 (serves 16 guests)
Large Tray $75 (serves 30 guests)
All prices are subject to change without notice.
As a small business, we understand the importance of spreading the word about your business! Our community board is just the place to do that! Leave a card for your business, or take one that you found and need! It takes a village to keep our community thriving!
Our customers are so amazing, that in the beginning of this pandemic, we worked together to serve those who are so selflessly serving us, and donated an estimated $25,000 worth of sandwiches to frontline workers at our local hospitals! Talk about team work!
Cricca's has had the pleasure of working together with the Los Angeles Police Foundation multiple times, to feed our service men and women. What an honor and a privilege to be a part of such an amazing organization whose goal is to care for those who put their lives on the lines for ours every day.
Sometime in 1969, Cricca’s Italian Deli was born! Who were the original owners? Why did they want a deli? What’s the story??? I’m glad you asked…
I had a conversation with one of the original owners’ daughter, Jeannie Cricca (now Bishop) and asked all of the questions… And what a great story it is!
The original owners, Dante & Elvita (or Elly) Cricca, and Jose & Lucrecia Cricca, originally came from Argentina. When the brothers married their wives, they all moved together to Culver City where they opened a couple of automotive repair shops! Dante and Jose’s side of the family, the Cricca’s side, were originally from Italy and moved to Rosario, Argentina, so they spoke Italian-Spanish and English. The brothers soon wanted something different from being mechanics, and Lucrecia and her sister-in-law, Elly, were amazing cooks and had always fantasized about opening a deli, so the 4 some moved to the Valley, which was just growing at that time, and Cricca’s Italian Deli was born! They all happily ran the business together successfully for many years before they decided to retire, where it has changed hands 4 times since then (to our knowledge).
What happened to the family, you ask? Unfortunately, Dante passed away in June of 2016, as did Elvita and Jose. Lucrecia has actually visited our store with her daughter, Miriam! Jeannie now lives in Oregon, her brother, Danny owns Danny’s Automotive in Agoura, and her cousin Miriam is still local to the area! Miriam and her mother have been into the store to visit and reminisce, and Danny has as well! We’ve even gotten their seal of approval on the changes we’ve made since we took over in July 2016! Jeannie was even so kind as to send me these pictures shown to share with you of her family on their motorcycles, and Cricca’s in it’s original form!
We are so appreciative of her sharing their story, and honored to carry on their family name in our community. Thank you for taking a moment to learn about the story of Cricca’s. We look forward to serving the community for many years to come!
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Pair one with a gift card for the perfect complete gift!
Available in black or charcoal grey in our store NOW.
Our snapback hats are just $20 for the die hard Cricca's lover!
Available now in store only in Camo or black!