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Kiantis Pizza & Pasta Bar

1100 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4415
+1 831-469-4400
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“calzone” (12 reviews)
“pizza rolls” (4 reviews)
“salad” (21 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1100 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4415
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The service is warm and friendly. The restaurant has added tvs to the main dining room, fire pits to the outside patio and a few other changes. The food remains consistently good. Pizza, pasta and salads. Friday and Saturday there are two shows where the...More

Thank JeriLG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm from the Yosemite area and every time we come to visit Santa Cruz we come to Kiantis. Friday and Saturday nights they do a little show with the staff even the cooks and owners were out there. This is a must do.

Thank Anthony R
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We visited Kianti's whilst on holiday recently (August 2018). I have to say that the food and service were exceptional and probably the best restaurant we ate in during the two weeks we were in the USA. Our server was one of the most attentive...More

Thank danminto62
Reviewed October 2, 2018

For a good experience, a group of 5 to 6 is ideal. I suggest sharing a full pizza, pasta dish and large salad. This will be enough. If you have children, then you could squeeze in an extra child without ordering more. They have beer...More

Thank rachleff
Reviewed September 26, 2018

We were looking for somewhere in downtown Santa Cruz to grab lunch, hoping to find a patio to sit on. We first came upon Kiantis and decided to eat there. The patio is fairly big and we were easily able to accommodate our group of...More

Thank Smuckuss
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Met with a large group for Ironman weekend. Outdoor seating was great. Server on top of details. Food was good... not awesome. Entertainment was unexpected and very good!

Thank Baywalk827
Reviewed August 6, 2018

So let me start off with the idea that this place is not awful. It really isn't. There is not much in Santa Cruz that is above par to be honest. So if you are visiting and you are ok with overcooked pasta, loudness and...More

Thank jlhwebgal
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Pasta primavera in basil sauce was outstanding! Caprese piZza Also delicious! Great service. Spinach salad also a hit.

Thank dbwk
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Came here on a Friday for lunch during our holiday in Santa Cruz . The food was so disappointing that it hurt to pay for it . We ordered two kids pastas which were swimming in butter and had water still on them . I...More

Thank Meetu B
Reviewed July 14, 2018

We came here for an early dinner. They customized a pasta dish for me and it was very good. I like coming here because it's centrally located and normally you can get a seat outside if nothing is available inside. They have a lot of...More

Thank timteresa0
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Amy A
July 28, 2017|
Response from Vivdog75 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can do any pizza gluten free and their is a Kiantis saute that you can order without noodles. Hope this helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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