South San Francisco, CA June 3, 2022
South City resident, Wendy Sinclair-Smith, posted this photo and story on our Facebook page which really got many of our neighbors sharing their own thoughts and memories –
I was just there on Saturday. They have some of the best sandwiches
Why isn’t Teani’s Italian Deli shown under delis in My SSF website??
Fav place to grab sandwiches every time I visit back home!
Loved this place
Agree with that. Whenever I’m around South San Francisco, never failed to stop over the Little Lucca’s Sandwich place just to have my fav. a footlong ham , bacon and cheese in a Italian
bread. Best of all in SF.
Teani’s Little Lucca’s or Teani’s Italian Deli???
Miss the Bay area
Best sandwiches in town!!
Marguerite Mary Umbertus
I was fortunate to work as a clerk at the store when they lived upstairs very nice people Tiana was nice
And now Harold Teani is on his way to Italy with his daughter Christina Teani in celebration of his 80th birthday & a much needed rest
Did he finally get there? I heard they got stranded in Lisbon 🙁
Wendy Sinclair-Smith was told that they arrived after a few delays & a couple of train trips
Love Harold and his food so much!! The garlic sauce is so amazing!!
My cousin! His momma was my aunt! Love Harold and his family! Best food!
Their sandwiches are much better than the Little Lucca up the street which Harold use to own. Harold even has the original garlic sauce too. Try it you won’t be disappointed
Richard Girard I completely agree. Little Lucca’s sandwiches may be large, but they’re completely tasteless. Teani’s has flavorful breads, rolls and meats. Miles ahead of LL.
Richard Girard I agree, it is a better sandwich.
Richard Girard agree 💯 percent
Renee Castro Moore
Richard Girard I was in 10 th grade at SSF HIGH SCHOOL when little lucca opened BEST SANDWICHES But when it was sold I moved to Concord About a year ago we went to little LUCCA boy they changed the taste they combined hot sauce and garlic and mine was made withe lettuce tomato everything on the bottom under lunch meat it taste so GROSS
Renee Castro Moore try Teani’s you won’t be disappointed
Renee Castro Moore
Richard Girard oh YESS I go there know I live in RIO VISTA know but I am able to I go to LA Tapatia on Grand Ave and Teani’s and I get large chili spread and garlic spread and I make my own cause out here there is not good sandwich shops oh out in Brentwood there is one deli it is called DINOS WELL HAVE A BLESSED DAY
I was able to stop by a few years ago when I was in town. Harold is a joy, and he told me stories about my parents who had a store below their home. Good people
This is my favorite and Harold is the greatest!
Trisha Revilla Taylor
Love Tiani’s, the best!! Was just there last week. My sandwich was so tasty & fresh. Delicious and could have fed 3 people!
Artists On Wheels Studio
Tiani’s is our family favorite! The food is always perfect and generous, the people are always so friendly PLUS I love looking at the historical pictures and decorations around the grocery shop! It’s the best!
Better sandwiches than little luccas
Still the best sandwiches
I like going into Teani’s. It reminds me of the deli’s of my youth…John Zuffi’s, and Armanino’s. It has that good old vibe.
Sheri Medina I loved Armanino’s. There’s an Italian deli on Woodside Road in Redwood City that’s very similar if you’re ever down there. Good sammiches there too.
LOVE THIS! I live in southern oregon now. Disabled. Are there any younger people out there who would donate the time and materials to spruce this wonderful treasure up for them? No place like SSF. Great picture!
Tim Dinsmore Unfortunately… You can’t do anything around here without permits, liability insurance, etc. If anyone knows otherwise, I would be happy to help. Love this place!… In my opinion it’s much better than the little shop up the street.
I’m sure Harold would love people to come by and chat about this idea. He remarked to me the antiques could use a bit of dusting Honestly I think it is museum quality stuff
Nice post.It’s very good!! I wish more people knew about it. I feel sad when I see long lines at Little Lucca’s and Teani’s is right next to it. Many people are unaware.Maybe they could offer a summer coupon so more people would have it on their map.
Joni Morris selfish of me but keep as our little secret gem.
South City’s sister city is St.Jean Pied de Port in the Basque Country! Please get the facts straight! They had a plaque made that’s by orange park saying so! Facts not fiction!
Sorry, I should have said Lucca is one of the sister cities, my bad
Phil Fioresi Sr.
Great place, I only wonder how long until our city manager and council figure a way to force him out in order to build a 7 story eyesore
Never happen. Addiego volunteers his time for the shop. I saw him stocking the soda fridge a while ago. Didn’t recognize him (because he was wearing a face mask and baseball cap) until Harold said to me, “you know this guy don’t you?” I said “Mark???”. I also was wearing a mask. And Mark said “Wendy???”. Then we all had a good laugh
Phil Fioresi Sr.
Wendy Sinclair-Smith Addiego is one of 5 you got Nagales, Coleman and somehow Flores just got out on without people even voting for him which is total BS. That’s all you need
Phil Fioresi Sr.
Not to say Addiego wouldn’t vote for it too!
Love talking with Harold !
Teani’s over Little Lucca’s any day.
I like his store more than Little Lucca’s now.
You need to run for city council!
Robin Silicani Hasson
I was at Little Lucca’s yesterday before picking up people from SFO and while in line I did notice Teani’s on the sign…….I wish I would have gone down the street.
Johnny B Courtade
Harold Teani !! The man!!!
We had the ‘Cordileoni’ sandwich recently and got a 4 servings, delicious meaty mix with that fabulous olive spread on it. So yummy. <3
Who remembers Costa’s
We only go to Teani’s. It has the freshest sandwiches and friendly staff. Unlike the once great Little Lucca’s, Lucca’s has soggy sandwiches and very long lines. Now, with the historical background, will Teani’s be designated a historical landmark? I certainly hope so, and encourage Harold to do so in that way preserving a landmark with a great history from further blight of developments.