We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Gandolfo's New York Delicatessen

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
23981 Alicia Pkwy Ste 120, Mission Viejo, CA 92691-3930
+1 949-581-3354
06:00 - 20:00
Open now
See all hours
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 20:00
Sat 08:00 - 20:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

15 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 15: English reviews
Mission Viejo, California
Level Contributor
52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Almost too many sandwiches to choose from. All have quant New York names. My wife and I usually agree on a 12' sandwich and split. The sandwiches are very generous and you can always mix and match the ingredients. I love those large barrel projects pickles

Thank Walter H
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

The last couple years the food quality has been going downhill. My order was wrong, and usually is. I order a hot sandwhich COLD. It isn't hard. The Register guy was very kind, but seemed confused. "yes, cold. Just don't hear it up!" After several tries, I'm finally convinced to give this place up. A sandwhich and salad $15! Nope

Thank Calimomma3
Laguna Hills, California
Level Contributor
109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

If you love New York Delis, then this is the place to go in Orange County. The food is excellent and the sandwiches really tasty and well made. They have chips, Dr. Brown's sodas, Dill Pickles, and lots of home made salads and cold pastas. I had the Knickerbocker and it was amazing. The owner is very nice and bantered... More 

Thank Haig M
Western Hemisphere
Level Contributor
220 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

Coffee Shops, Deli's, are sprouting just about anywhere where a large number of people are found. Their titles vary, and this one, Gandolfo's New York Delicatessen, is quite popular. I imagine that even though their roots might, indeed, come from the Big Apple, it is seldom one can compare a Deli like the finest found in New York, to the... More 

Thank Luke17
Morgan Hill, California
Level Contributor
154 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

We were offered samples of whatever looked interesting on the menu. Had terrific pastrami and corned beef. The broccoli salad was also excellent. Great service from enthusiastic people.

Thank rogersequest
Mission Viejo, California
Level Contributor
283 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

We almost always get the "King of Queens" Sandwich. A Pastrami with coleslaw and Russian dressing. We have tried others and they are all good, but this is our favorite. Their potato salad is tasty as is the broccoli salad. This is a great place for a quick lunch or dinner at a reasonable price. The staff is always great.

Thank Richard V
NorCal Foothills
Level Contributor
64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Extensive menu selections, slow order taking and very slow preparation make this a tough choice for anyone on a tight time schedule. Other than the naming format of their sandwiches, it was difficult to call out anything authentically New York about it. Portions are ample and tasty, and prices are on the high side of mid range. Ample parking, even... More 

Thank Roadking51
Mission Viejo, California
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

Some of the best sandwiches and salads available in Orange County. It feels like you're in a deli in New York City when you come here. My favorite is the Carnegie Hall. If you like a good Reuben, you will love it. Also try the broccoli salad, it's delish.

1 Thank James G
Lake Forest, California
Level Contributor
315 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

Wow! I overheard some guys talking about a NYC style Deli in Mission Viejo - so, I had to find it! I used WAZE and drove right here ... The menu has lots of cool choices for any sandwich you can imagine! And ... NATHAN's Hot Dogs too! Wow! I had the "Little Italy" which was packed with meat and... More 

Thank Dave H
Tallahassee, Florida
Level Contributor
122 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

This was a great little deli that surprised us all. We expected that the sandwiches would be decent, filling with plenty of bread, and would send us along our way with full bellies after eating the chips and (possibly) pickles. What we got were overflowing sandwiches (with meat, not bread). I wasn't able to eat my chips with it and... More 

Thank thedrstwo

Travellers who viewed Gandolfo's New York Delicatessen also viewed

Mission Viejo, Orange County
Mission Viejo, Orange County

Been to Gandolfo's New York Delicatessen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Delicatessen, Kosher
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23981 Alicia Pkwy Ste 120, Mission Viejo, CA 92691-3930
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Mission Viejo
  • Phone Number: +1 949-581-3354

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Gandolfo's New York Delicatessen staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?