It burned down once, let's pray it will again!
Stay away if you care about life as we know it.
I used to love this place. Even went bowling. I'd use this place to have lunch with old friends from Universal Studios. We?d have a great meal, they didn?t rush you, there was always big Deli portions, so you had a nice doggie bag to take home, the dill green tomatoes and pickles were great, and they refilled the tray over and over, and the price was reasonable.
Not anymore! Sometimes it?s best to trust the signs of fate. This place burned down about five years ago, and it took about two years to rebuild it. Something happened. Either they didn?t have enough insurance money, or they got greedy, or the good chefs burned down with the original place, because now, simply said this place is a nightmare! The trademark deli sandwiches look and taste more like something you buy out of desperation at an AM/PM at two in the morning, the food is tasteless and obvious of the lowest quality, and I got the men's room trots from eating the pickles. And two of my lunch guests spent the rest of the day throwing up. Seriously.
My chef salad, which used to be big enough to feed a soccer club, was so small that I actually said to the waitress ?No I think he ordered the dinner salad?. And she said ?No, that?s the chef salad?. I asked her if the chef was Mini-Me.
Point is, Art?s Deli, a great Valley tradition for over fifty years is only two block East on Ventura. Go there. Art is still around. He cares. He loves his customers, and the food shows it. Unlike ?Jerry?, who is obviously an uncaring greedy punk, who just wants to make a quick buck before the Anti-Defamation League closes down his greasy spoon.