Austin >Restaurants > Little Deli
7101 Woodrow Ave Ste A, Austin, TX | Directions 7875730.342501 -97.725309
Neighborhoods: Crestview - Wooten, Crestview
Tucked away in a 1950s Allandale shopping center lies Little Deli, a sweet little afternoon and evening spot for families, dogs, and (naturally) sandwich lovers. And the white pizza -- topped with sausage -- is so good it's criminal. Claim the gazebo here, or sit on one of the park benches among your fellow puppy and toddler neighbors.
Good sandwiches and pizza. However, I was there for lunch today and was really disturbed when a customer used the soda machine to fill her filthy doggie bowl with water by sticking it directly under the water dispenser.....GROSS. Afterwards, she set the dirty doggie bowl on a table next to the dispenser containing the drinking straws and napkins for customers- very unsanitary. I mean, what was this women thinking?
This should not happen at all. The staff there needs to be more attentive to what is going on in the dining area.
Enjoy a sandwich or crispy thin crust pizza with neighbors on Little Deli's great patio. One of the best neighborhood delis in town.
All the food is DELICIOUS – Within the first bite of the pizza I knew I was in good hands. The pizza had such great texture and taste. The bottom of the thin crust pizza had a fantastic crunch, while the top had a great combination of mozzarella and blue cheeses.
I also had the Classic Italian Sub, which according to Tony the owner, is authentic Jersey Shore Italian Goodness. The sandwich had delicious slices of salami, ham, pepperoni, and provolone. While mid-sandwich, the Little's owner come out and offer us a cupcake. We may have chatted with Tony for close to 20 minutes at the deli's outdoor picnic area. I was really impressed by Tony as he made a serious effort to learn all of our names at the table, and his earnestness was seen in the repoire he displayed with other customers around the picnic table area.
I really enjoyed dining at Little Deli. If you're looking for a good slice, head on up to the deli (where the picnic area is BYOB) and make a point to introduce yourself to Tony. The guy is in the business to bring great food to customers he cares about getting to know.
Boycott! – I hate to do this, cause I LOVE the pizza. However, I just cannot support a business owner who treats their employees so badly. This is Austin, and it is just not in our culture. I've noticed this ever since Tony became the owner. Things got much,much better when Jay became the manager of the lunch shift. But sadly, Jay is gone. Why you ask??? Well, that may be a better question for Tony.
Have you noticed that you no longer see the owners/employees of the other nearby businesses at the Little Deli? That is because they see how Tony treats his employees every day, and they just can't stomach the thought of giving him any money. Ask them sometime about the yelling in the alley. Ask them what happens before the deli opens everyday. Ask them about the cookie eaten by one of his employees. And to not give someone a vacation for 2 years-- someone who works on average 60 hours a week and would give you the shirt off his back?? Just disgusting.
That being said, I LOVE local businesses, I love the pizza (I wish the sandwiches were made like Lucretia used to do them,) but the JERSEY ATTITUDE has to go. When I see the other Crestview businesses giving Tony their business, I'll know there has truly been a change and will be very happy to give him my business again.
And Ladies- if that wasn't enough...... I overheard Tony interviewing a young man for a job. He said that he was very happy that a man applied, because men just work harder than women. Ick! Why hasn't this man been sued yet?
The BEST DELI in Austin! – Little Deli is an adorable little lunch spot in the heart of Crestview. Sandwiches are served on fresh bread piled high with razor-thin sliced meat and the freshest of vegetables. I have eaten here at least 100 times and never been disappointed. Excellent Reubens, awesome Roast Beef or Ham and Cheddar, and an absolutely amazing Classic Italian sub. Since changing owners about a year ago, the soups have gotten even better (especially the Broccoli, Cheese and Rice), but the sandwiches have remained the same superb quality they have always been. Also, there is a special meal every few days, my favorite being Crispy Taco Day, which is every other Thursday. If you have not been here, you must try it once. I guarantee you will leave with a smile on your face.
Just plain good sandwiches – The Little Deli is one of the best sandwich shops in Austin. The owner will greet you like a long time friend and the sandwiches are great. I try really hard not to get the ruben every time that I go there, but most times I fail because that is a good one. It's in a nice old 50's style shopping center with plenty of parking. If you have not tried this place yet and have lived in Austin very long, then you are missing out.
Love at every bite... – I absolutely love their sandwiches, and their potato salad is the best I've ever had in a restaurant!!! I've been cooking professionally for a long time now, and will always recommend this place.
Daily lunchtime crowds crave hearty sandwiches, down-home atmosphere and owner Lucretia's sarcastic humor. – In Short
People drive all the way across town to savor the flavors at this friendly neighborhood deli. Cozy seating includes outside benches and tables with checked tablecloths. In 1994, owners Lucretia and Jonathan Doyer expanded their original stand. The community embraced them, as the photos and letters covering their walls will attest. The heat-packed etouffee features succulent crawfish, cream sauce, scallions and rice. The vegetarian sandwich has heaps of cheese, artichoke hearts, avocado and marinated eggplant.
roast beef lover's heaven! – This place is a paradise for sandwich lovers, especially roast beef! The roast beef is rare, lean and top of the line--no gummy, shaved shoe leather here! Get avocado added to your sandwich and ask them to grill it for you! Deviled eggs are usually available on modays and tuesdays, and the deserts are wonderful! The staff is friendly and will remember your name.
Delicious – I was hesitant to try Little Deli at first because of its plain jane name, however that taught me to never judge a book by its cover. The food is delicious my favorite item being the grilled cheese with mixed cheeses. The only con to this restaurant is once you try one of their grilled cheeses you will never want to eat a grilled cheese anywhere else!
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