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Kiantis Pizza & Pasta Bar

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$$ - $$$
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1100 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4415
+1 831-469-4400
10:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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Oakland, California, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is your average Pizza and Pasta joint. They have TVs scattered around so you could watch the game and it was pretty packed when we had dinner. Food was decent, service was good, food is average. Ok spot for a bite with friends...no frills...

Thank Dianah R
los angeles
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200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

What could be better than pizza and salad lunch for $8. Wow I was impressed with quality and fab waitress. Thanks for a great meal

Thank judyjetson
Carmel, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We went to Kiantis because of the great pasta I had in the past. We went for lunch and the service was great! Dina took care of us. But when it came to food, we asked for a slight taste of their salad dressing to sample it and the cook said no. We asked if we could split the sauces,... More 

Thank J O
Dubuque, Iowa
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56 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick dinner after a great beach day in Santa Cruz area. The food and service were excellent and we all highly recommend going here if in Santa Cruz. A great place to people watch on a beautiful evening. For the chilly crowd they even have several outdoor heaters so no one is uncomfortable.

Thank ahtram56
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I went by myself for a pizza and was first disappointed they have no wifi. Which is quite essential when travelling and especially when dining on my own. The pizza was ok, nothing special, but what made it worth it was the waitress who was the sweetest ever! V good service!

Thank Anna L
Novato, California
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We had such a fun experience at Kiantis. The food was fine but the highlight of the evening was the dancing/piazza spinning performed by the waiters! I had never heard of such a thing, but apparently there is a world competition for this, and these guys are in the top echelons. We enjoyed our Cobb salad and Kiantis pasta dish,... More 

Thank PrimroseLlane
Santa Rosa
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274 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We chose this place because they have an outdoor patio where you can eat with your dog. We ordered the Buffalo Chicken pizza and a Caprese pizza. Both were delicious. The Buffalo pizza was spicy, almost too much for me. I preferred the Caprese. Our server was friendly, but not very attentive. We really enjoyed our meal here.

Thank Wildwoodatheart
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We came to Kiantis for our first date night in a while. We had fiesta pizza and a grilled chicken sandwich with pizza rolls as an appetizer. Everything was super good and I'm sure we'll come back.

Thank Mike C
San Francisco, California
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

A friend wanted to try Kianti's, so we went for a late lunch. Having eaten in many great inexpensive pizza and pasta places in Europe, I have to say only Americans would think the food at this place merits a visit. The pasta combinations are, for the most part, odd. Ingredients seem to be added in the belief that more... More 

Thank Terre2014
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

the whole thing was a miss. maybe we came at the wrong time... service was slow and sparse, the food was mostly ok. won't do a second visit, unfortunately.

Thank thekidh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1100 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4415
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-469-4400

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