Sicilian Village Deli
895 Fourth Avenue, Downtown
This place was once part of the late lamented Farmer's Bazaar in East Village. Happily their prices haven't gone Gaslamp. One of downtown's best values, and a great belly-filler, is their prime rib dinner on Fridays and Saturdays. It comes with a choice of spaghetti, rice, mashed potatoes, or fries and soup or salad. Also good and interesting: Chicken Marsala, cooked in sweet wine. Bargains: "The Sicilian" sandwich (with tuna, olive oil, capers, tomatoes, and onions) or the awesome half-spaghetti, half-lasagna dish with garlic bread. Plus, you can sit here and watch the world swirl around Sam Goody's, Horton Plaza, and the old Balboa Theater.