Although the food was quite good if just your normal Italian dishes. The service was above par, which helped with my overall impression of this establishment. In my estimation it is quite pricey for pasta.
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Warm, welcoming and the perfect balance between NorCal casual and upscale. Ignore the newest, trendiest spots (or at least don't visit them first!) and choose an established local favorite. I was visiting for business and wanted a nice, but not fancy, place to have a...More
We come here a lot! We love the fact that we're always greeted with smiles, the service is impeccable and the food is delicious all the time! And it is truly Italian! The service is by far the best in Santa Cruz - which isn't...More
Eating alone in a restaurant is very uncomfortable for many people, including myself. I was recently in Santa Cruz and was walking through their beautiful downtown looking for somewhere to eat dinner. I came across Cafe Mare, and took a look at their menu. It...More
We went to dinner to celebrate my parents anniversary and from the moment you step into the restaurant, you feel like you are in Italy! You are greeted with a friendly smile and a lovely Italian greeting. The service was wonderful, our server Daniel was...More
The lunch special esp the panini selection was a great deal. The server Keith was a jewel. Lovely man with charisma and sincerity. The setting with a wall of windows facing the downtown street allowed for leisurely conversation. We would return if back in Santa...More
This restaurant has a warm bar and a white tablecloth dining room. Good wine list, helpful waitstaff and authentic Italian food. It's location is walking distance from the local art museum, movie theaters, Pacific Ave. and Trader Joes
The atmosphere and food quality are all what you would hope for a restaurant of this price range, but it was the service that made the evening. The waiter's treatment of us made the experience a treat!