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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Joseph Glenn O.
Vista, CA

Excellent hidden gem in Vista, I have dine in many fine restaurants all over the world and I would come back here over all of them. Semper Fi

Aug 5, 2016
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Jennifer B.
Vista, CA

i love this place. Very best Italian food.everything h er e is very good. Definitely the best around!!!!

Jul 20, 2016
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