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528 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3421
+1 831-426-7248
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“calzone” (7 reviews)
“pasta dishes” (9 reviews)
“salad” (26 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
528 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3421
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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the only restaurants I go to when in town. Everything is super fresh. I've tried some pastas, but always my favorite is the pizzas and the salads. I recommend the salad with fennel and roasted hazel nuts...mmmmm. And, the pizza with...More

Thank TravelinCalifornian
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had dinner our first night in Santa Cruz here since reviews were good. The place itself was nice and service was good. The good: everyone enjoyed their gelato to end the meal. And I really enjoyed my first affogato (gelato with espresso poured over), so...More

Thank bljam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the spaghetti and meatballs, the meatballs were tiny and the sauce was lacking in tomatoes and basic seasoning. The soups are fine, but there are much better choices for Italian in Santa Cruz.

Thank SCGal13
Reviewed May 6, 2018

Very relaxed, casual atmosphere - comfortable. Had the Ham and Cheese Frittata it was excellent. Everyone in our group enjoyed what they ordered. Very filling, without going overboard on the portions. When you can do brunch for $10.00 per person and have an excellent experience,...More

Thank Bradley B
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Staff, and owner, were wonderful and attentive. Food was quite good, and my 11yo daughter loved the food selection (so parents were happy.)

Thank mel l
Reviewed April 15, 2018

I took the children here as they like Italian food and tiramisu was on the menu. The staff were very nice and we didn't wait long. The garlic bread and ratatouille starters were very tasty, but none of us liked the pizza. The crust was...More

Thank KatieW86_13
Reviewed December 21, 2017

We've eaten here many times because it's a favorite local restaurant. Favorites are the eggplant parmesan--it's superb--and the Santa Croce salad-arugula and fresh salad greens, the roasted hazel nuts and which shavings of parmesan make it a delicious treat. The noise level inside the restaurant...More

Thank Mona-on-the-bay
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Always a satisfying place for a great pasta dish. They know how to cook pasta and their sauces are mostly spot on. I eat here when I’m in the Seabright neighborhood - my recent visit the bread was stale and the servers appeared to be...More

Thank Brian F
Reviewed October 4, 2017

Lunch specials are a great deal, but I've also been for dinner many times and never been disappointed. The salad with the grilled veggies is amazing. All the salads are good & super fresh. Pizza is authentic without being a stuffy place with outrageous prices...More

Thank TravelinCalifornian
Reviewed August 21, 2017

My favorite lunch special that's not pasta is their Santa Croce salad and Minestrone soup. They are both fresh and filling. I really like their pasta and pizza, but today I felt like something light. This is one of the best Italian restaurants in this...More

Thank timteresa0
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Karen S
September 15, 2016|
Response from Anne B | Reviewed this property |
It's inexpensive for nice italian food. It's not fast food so it costs more than pizza by the slice cheap places. We think it's reasonable.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
12:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 528 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3421
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-426-7248
Authentic Italian Pizzeria & Trattoria, outdoor patio, wine bar and more, steps from the famous Seabright beach!
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