The Katella Deli – officially, the Katella Bakery, Deli and Restaurant — has been a landmark institution in Los Alamitos for over 50 years. It was started by Sam and Shirley Ratman in the 1950s who came to America from Eastern Europe in search of a better life. Their sons, Allan, Harold & Larry, have continued their tradition of authentic family style meals and fresh baked rye, challah, cakes and pastries. All of the food items are prepared in house including their famous corned beef and pastrami. Sam’s initial recipes live on in the hands and hearts of the Katella’s expert bakers. A portion of the original mother dough still starts each and every loaf they bake. Many of our traditional meals are Shirley’s original recipes; Matzo Ball Soup,Potato Latkes, Sweet and Sour Cabbage, and Chicken Soup. Whether you are here for one of our signature meals, or for the best Pastrami Sandwich around, you can be assured that quality, care, and great taste are in every bite. We thank you for being part of our success!