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Bantam

1010 Fair Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5860
+1 831-420-0101
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (6 reviews)
“pizza” (36 reviews)
“pie” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Pizza, Italian, American, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1010 Fair Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5860
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1 - 10 of 60 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Consistently good, local fresh ingredients and terrific service. The food is amazing and different. They meet all the requirements for a good evening.

Thank Roberta M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a low-key, but still upscale dinner in Santa Cruz, Bantam is a great restaurant for groups in Santa Cruz’s Westside. The menu changes daily based on seasonal and regional availability, but dishes are always a contemporary twist on classic techniques. The wood-fired pizza can’t...More

Thank CandieTravels
Reviewed March 13, 2018

will try something else next time. I only allow myself pizza a few special occasions a year. So... decided to meet some friends for pizza and a salad. Its a craft, small batch, probably farm to fork, pretentious pizzeria. All I wanted was a classic...More

Thank finallyavacation29
Reviewed February 17, 2018

This is a tiny place off the beaten path. The menu changes daily and the concept is fresh food, locally sourced. We were impressed. We started with two small plates: grilled leeks with burratta and beets with apples and blue cheese. Both were winners. Great...More

Thank Marfak
Reviewed January 30, 2018

Third time we went, each time on a gift certificate of $100.00 from our kids. I will now request they put their money elsewhere. The place does not know what it wants to be: a pizza joint? Go to Avanti Pizza, where you don't have...More

Thank Maaaarion
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Hands down the best Pizza in Santa Cruz....If it's not fresh, they would not use it. Their menu changes weekly, as it's all based on local farm to table ingredients...I hidden gem of a place...

Thank Jasonm676
Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a New Year's dinner here with a special menu. It was outstanding - I had the veggie tempura and we shared the prosciutto and cream pizza - we asked for house made sausage which was bomb. The drinks were excellent and so was...More

Thank swimmerlosgatos
Reviewed December 7, 2017

I am in town this week alone. And eating alone is never that much fun. But Bantam was an open & friendly place that felt good. The pizza was very good and a decent value. The wine by the glass was reasonably priced as well....More

Thank CaptainStevers
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Think Chez Panisse/Alice Waters/Farm to Table. We eat here regularly. The menu changes daily and is always lovely. Some of the reviews mention small portions. I don't think they are small portions. They are just not grotesquely large. We never leave hungry. The pizza is...More

Thank TMCinSC
Reviewed July 16, 2017

It was crowded but we were seated right away. Service was great. I think the menu changes every night. But the stuff we got, which we shared, was pretty good: ragged point with figs and honey; pork belly with smashed avocado; salad, and a margherita....More

Thank le_pseudonyme
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1010 Fair Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5860
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-420-0101
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