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We opened Zia's Delicatessen in 1995. It was our dream to own and operate a delicatessen and the opportunity arose when Kevin left the corporate world.

Anne Marie grew up in the butcher business. Her dad and grandfather each owned and operated their businesses in San Francisco. As a teenager, she learned her deli skills at her father’s side. Fifty years later, that family business still thrives.

We hope to continue that same type of family tradition here at Zia's. Many of our recipes come from Anne Marie's Nonna and her Zia's. Growing up in an Italian kitchen has prepared us for the demands in a deli while fulfilling our customers' desires.

Since opening, our children have grown with our business. Each have worked behind the counter and developed a relationship with our customers. Two remain working behind the counter and continue to serve and interact with our customers.

We are proud that many of our customers have been with us since the beginning in 1995. We continue to enjoy recognizing and learning about our loyal customers. We have also come to know the students of UCD and their families. To us, the deli has created an extended family of customers. We hope that when you visit us, you feel like you are coming home. We are excited by the opportunity to provide our customers with our services in future years, while continuing to grow and evolve with their needs.

We look forward to seeing you soon,
Kevin and Anne Marie Crilly