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Santa Fe Importers


  • Santa Fe ImportsAbout Santa Fe Importers

    Santa Fe Importers is a unique Italian deli offering delicious food-to-go and Italian specialties.  If you are looking for an Old World Italian delicatessen with delicious homemade meals, a large variety of Italian groceries, great prices and fast, courteous service, come to Santa Fe Importers.  Among our most popular menu items are rigatoni with meatballs, Italian sausage sandwiches, lasagna, pepperoni pizza, chicken cacciatore, Italian beef sandwiches, and Italian-style specials (our famous 10” sandwich made with our own Marisa Brand cotto salami & dry salami, ham and swiss).  These are just a few of the menu items that keep our many loyal customers coming back week after week.

    Come in and try some of your Italian favorites and you’ll find that our quality and prices are unsurpassed.  We are committed to making your dining or shopping experience enjoyable with friendly, knowledgeable service, and a clean, inviting environment.  In addition to our hot and cold meals, our market features many of the specialty Italian ingredients you need for your own Italian home cooking.  Check out our shelves for olives, spices, wine, pasta, tomatoes and capers or satisfy your sweet tooth with Santa Fe Importer’s selection of Italian cookies, chocolates and desserts.

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    Our History

    Santa Fe Importers was established in 1947 when Vincent Passanisi opened the doors of this Italian deli and market at 1401 Santa Fe Avenue in Long Beach, California. With recipes from his native Sicily and imported Italian foods, Vincent soon had a steady clientele.  Impressed with the quality and flavor of the Italian meats at Santa Fe Importers, local restaurant owners began persuading him to make the Italian sausage for their businesses. With the next generation running the company and growing demand for quality Italian meats, our Marisa Brand label grew to include meatballs, cotto salami, mortadella, dry salami, pepperoni, grated romano and parmesan cheese.

  • Services

    How can we help you? If you have any questions about what we offer, don't hesitate to call or email us. We're here to serve you and hope to count you amongst our most satisfied customers.

    Lunch Orders

    Call in your lunch order to save time, especially during the SFI lunch rush.  Give us your order, your name and phone number, and the time you would like to pick-up your order.  We'll have everything ready when you get here!  For our locations and contact information, click here

    Catered Lunches and Dinners

    We can provide an easy low-cost alternative to eating out for business meetings or other events. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you select the right amount of food for your event, and we can make suggestions about what might fit your needs based on our experience of catering other similar events.  Just ask.  We’re here to serve you.  You’ll find our catering menu here.


    We deliver!  Free delivery for catered orders over $100 within a five-mile radius of our business. Sorry, we aren't able to deliver individual sandwich orders... we wish we could though.


    Come on in and check out our groceries, deli case and reach-in freezer.  We carry some of those hard to find Italian favorites...  canned tomatoes for your homemade spaghetti sauce, jars of olives, pesto, spumoni ice cream, Italian cookies and chocolates, imported olive oil, soppresata, a variety of imported and domestic cheeses and everybody’s favorite... head cheese!  You can also purchase our very own Marisa Brand Italian sausage, meatballs, spaghetti sauce and lunch meats at both of our locations.  Buon Appetito!

    Wholesale Products

    Our wholesale division, Marisa Foods, can provide you with wholesale Italian meat and cheese products for a special function or for your restaurant or business.  Marisa Foods operates a federally-inspected USDA meat processing plant where we make fresh Italian sausage, meatballs, pepperoni, Italian lunch meats, spaghetti sauce, and other Italian and ethnic food products. For more information, see our website at, or give us a call at (562) 437-7775 and ask to talk to a sales representative.

  • Santa Fe Importers Mission & Core Values

    Our mission is to give our customers an enjoyable experience by creating wholesome, delicious food products and providing personal and professional service.


    All areas are kept neat and sanitary and maintained in an organized and professional manner.  It is the responsibility of every employee to make sure that all facilities are free of bad odors, debris, trash, and dust.


    Every employee, alone or as a team, strives to get the most work done in as little time as possible without sacrificing quality or safety.  We respond to customer demands, complaints, and requests quickly.


    We create products that have a fresh, appetizing look, taste, and smell.  Our products are of a higher standard than those commonly found and bear the mark of better ingredients, workmanship, and pride, resulting in a high value to the customer.


    We work and make decisions in a professional, ethical, and straightforward manner. We treat fellow employees, customers, and vendors with respect, always being courteous and honest. We demonstrate pride in workmanship, and treat company property, tools, and equipment with the utmost care.


    Every employee takes responsibility for their own actions and for upholding the values of the company.  We follow through when we say we are going to do a task.  We meet or exceed the expectations of our job descriptions.


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    Join the Team

    The Crew at Santa Fe Importers is an energetic group of dedicated workers and food lovers committed to making and selling the best tasting and traditionally made Italian food in Southern California!  The owners are true Italians, which means that we use traditional methods and flavorful ingredients.  And we've been here for almost 65 years, so we've got to be doing something right! We hire passionate, up beat and reliable people (that's how we maintain our high-quality food, and our longevity in business).

    Do You:
    Love talking to people, especially about food?
    Want a great job with potential for career growth?
    Have high standards for customer service?
    Have a friendly, team-oriented attitude?
    Enjoy working where everyone is having a good time while they work?
    Have a passion for great food?

    If this is you, Click Here