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. Dishes are homemade with fresh, local ingredients.

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 great Italian meal!

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What's happening at Niko's
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Blue K.

I always come here for lunch during the week. Always busy by never and rushed feeling to move clientele out in a hurry. Service is great food is awesome and the servers are fine, cordial and great looking. Always come to ask about how your  doing and how is your ...

Mar 19, 2016
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Kadi H.
Carlsbad, CA

All I can say is.. WOW! I was looking for a new place to try during my lunch break, so I hopped onto Yelp to see what the good ol' Yelping community had to say about places that have "good food" in Vista. Niko's was among the first of the ...

Mar 2, 2016
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Chad R.
Escondido, CA

I ate the 12" Papa's Italian Classic, delicious!! Great food, great service, highly recommended!

Mar 1, 2016
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