About Mike & Heidi

Michele (Michael) Santoro was born in Rome in 1972 and came to the U.S. when he was 3 years old. He settled with his parents in Hollywood California. Michele's learned Italian cooking at his mother's side and began work at Andre's Italian Deli on Vermont Avenue in Hollywood at age 12. Here Michael learned both the business and the art of real Italian sandwich making.

Heidi Santoro was born in 1970 in Livermore California. Heidi and Mike met Hollywood in 1995 and moved to Alameda in 2009.

Heidi had always wanted to open and run her own business. Combining Heidi's desire to run a business with Michael's love of Italian cooking was the perfect recipe for success. Thus was born Santoro's Italian Market and Deli.

Mike and Heidi's philosophy is simple; make the best and freshest real Italian sandwiches served personally by Mike, Heidi and their staff. Mike and Heidi look forward to serving you soon.