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La Posta Restaurant

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538 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3421 (Murray)
+1 831-457-2782
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun 17:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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San Mateo, CA
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

This is simply the best restaurant in the Santa Cruz area. We went there last night with two friends and had the Mint Stracciatella for dessert. Made with fresh mint, it will make you swear off store-bought chocolate mint ice cream for the rest of your life. If it's on the menu, be sure to order it.

3 Thank Caliber01
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

All of the food was delicious and the waitress was super helpful. Highly recommend reservations and check out the Tuesday night special if you can. It's a little bit spendy and you won't leave feeling gorged, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Terrific pastas and try the warm olive appetizer.

3 Thank cheesehead44
Sacramento, California
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is a place to linger over exquisite, carefully prepared food. The main course and pasta selection is small (three main courses, three pasta, gnocchi, daily pasta special), but very delicious. I had grilled fish with an assortment of vegetables that had been roasted to bring out the flavors, and a light sauce - it was extraordinary. My husband... More 

3 Thank Judy D
Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Service: The server was super nice, I really liked the way she knew exactly when to ask if we needed something and letting us be. Food: First time trying italian food. Margarita pizza was amazing and it was Tuesday night so you got a pizza and a glass of white or red house wine for the price of $17 dollars.... More 

2 Thank Jocelyn B
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

We went to La Posta for our 25th wedding anniversary dinner. when we arrived, the manager tried to seat us at this tiny table butted up on side of the bar. I felt like I was putting her out by asking for a better table, even though the restaurant was only 1/3 full. I have to say the food was... More 

Thank Grb51
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

I have eaten here more than a dozen times in my 5 years living in SC. You cannot go wrong at La Posta. No other restaurant in Santa Cruz can compare in quality of food... La Posta can compete with some of the best places in Carmel or San Francisco. The wonderful dishes feature local organic produce and meats. HIGHLY... More 

2 Thank Richard W
United States
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

This restaurant has the look of some place you really want to try. This was our first time in the area and we were really looking forward to an Italian meal. From the familiarity between the staff and diners, it's obviously a neighborhood favorite and in a good location. That's were the pros end for me. The pretentious atmosphere was... More 

Thank Joseph M
Palo Alto, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

We happened upon this restaurant recommendation just before visiting Santa Cruz. Our dinner was so excellent that I want people to know what a treat it is to eat where food is fresh, choices of meals are interesting, atmosphere is simple but clever. It was really a delightful surprise.

Thank mas934
Corralitos, California
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Excellent fare, very good service, good wines, but don't think you're going to walk in and get a table! They are very popular and very busy, even on odd nights. If you go early or eat late, they might be able to squeeze you in, but they're on Italian time, so it isn't going to be speedy either, which means... More 

1 Thank dlking2015
Santa Cruz, California
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

Tuesday night local specials are outstanding. Located in Seabright area, this place has great pizza and Italian cuisine. Definately worth checking out

Thank Steve B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 538 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3421
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-457-2782

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?