Where East Coast Flavor has a West Coast Style
Niko’s Express Italian Deli is a family owned and operated neighborhood deli in Vista, CA. Each dish is homemade with fresh, local ingredients and prepared to order.

About Our Italian Deli

Welcome to Niko’s Express Italian Deli

Our food stands out because we stick to Italian traditions, use high quality local ingredients, and prepare each dish by hand. From our meatballs and cannolis to our sauces and pickles we guarantee everything is made fresh by us just for you.

Owner, Chef  James,  grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. It was there he was trained in culinary arts in the fast paced kitchens of Master Chef Gaspare' Balsamo at Portifino Ristorante Italiano. Chef James brought his love for Southern Italian food with him when he came to California in 1985.



· 100% of our organic waste is composted at North County farms.

· Our used cooking oil is converted into bio-diesel which fuels local school buses.

· All of our packaging is recyclable and eco-friendly.

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We recently hired Mariah to assist in our daily deli operations. She will be working alongside James in the kitchen and is friendly as can be.

Stop in to meet her and enjoy a delicious Italian meal!

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Terry S.
San Marcos, CA

Moved to Vista a few years ago from nearby San Marcos. Found Niko's and gave it a try. WOW, all the reviews are correct. The food is prepared fresh with love and pride. And my luck is it's only 1/2 mile from my home. All the sandwiches are great so it ...

Dec 28, 2016
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Douglas E.
Vista, CA

Niko's made-to-order food couldn't get much better. My partner had an eggplant sandwich, and it was wonderful. I had a dinner salad (very fresh) and spaghetti with olive oil and garlic--also wonderful (garlic sliced exactly right and pasta tossed with fresh parsley).We were chatting with the owner while we ...

Dec 9, 2016
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