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Lago di Como Ristorante & Pizzeria

21490 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4841
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21490 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4841
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Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

What you would expect from a middle of the road, safe Italian that all the family can eat at. It had a reasonable menu covering pasta and pizza, plus a few interesting specials. The service was acceptable without being amazing. The only thing we questioned...More

Thank ChrisdPt
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Don’t miss Lago if you want a great Italian, fun dinner. The menu is varied with wonderful pasta dinners, nightly specials and various choices. I had the salmon over a bed of spinach. Good local California wines as well as from Italy. Engage with owner...More

Thank Ric S
Reviewed April 7, 2018

Just returned to Lago di Como after a few months. It's tremendous. We had the Caesar Salad and a variety of entrees and everyone enjoy his/her meal. I had one of their special chicken dishes with a chicken breast on polenta, with mushrooms, and it...More

Thank Extraordinary808702
Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

As we were approaching the end of our visit to Santa Cruz my wife and I were in the mood for a good Italian dinner. We certainly found one at Lago di Como Ristorante last night. This small, but vibrant spot was well reviewed on...More

1  Thank 77Zeke
Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

We came here for dinner to see what the difference was between lunch and dinner. It was nice. The pizza was thin crust and very authentic. Our pasta dishes were okay. I had a salon cream sauce which was very salty. My husband had another...More

Thank timteresa0
Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

We had the risotto with mushrooms and it was superb! Casual place with great food and friendly service. The desserts are great too! I could eat here every week.

Thank Ron B
Reviewed October 16, 2017

We started going here again after a few bad experiences with the service and food well over a year ago. But lately both the service and the pasta dishes and salads had been very good and since the restaurant is walking distance, we were happy...More

1  Thank WandaLetend
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

Atmosphere and ambience was lovely, food was fantastic! My friend and I split the artichoke ravioli and caprese salad. Our friends with us got a pizza and the salmon and spinach dish, and pasta marinara dish. All were exceptional and everyone was happy with what...More

Thank Megan J
Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

Visited because it was close to where we were staying. The restaurant itself was pleasant but unremarkable. The food and the service, however, were outstanding. I had beef carpaccio followed by black linguine with seafood so fresh you could still smell the sea. Absolutely outstanding!!!!...More

Thank Carol E
Reviewed July 22, 2017

Thanks to Tripadvisor found this restaurant. From the outside it doesn't look very appealing, however once inside this completely changes. First of all we did good by having a reservation, the place is not very big and all tables were filled. It's usually a good...More

Thank ThomasEMM
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June 24, 2015|
Response from Sue G |
how much is the corkage fee
February 27, 2015|
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Response from TERRY C | Reviewed this property |
Correct name is Lago di Como, located on East Cliff Drive, Eastside Santa Cruz.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21490 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4841
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-454-8257
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