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Italian Restaurants in Santa Cruz

4.6 - 241 votes

Hours: 4 - 8:30PM

1148 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz
(831) 425-2288

Lillian's Italian Kitchen

Food and atmosphere were great! We sat at the bar and ate mostly appetizers which were all phenomenal. Then ordered the seafood special which was salmo... More reviews

4.4 - 215 votes

Hours: 12 - 3PM

528 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz
(831) 426-7248


I love this place. It has that neighborhood eatery vibe, and the food is always on point. The wine list is excellent, and so are the cocktails. More reviews

4.5 - 171 votes

Hours: Closed today

21490 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz
(831) 454-8257

Lago di Como

take out experience wednesday ...four stars for food ... a pasta dish in a meat sauce, a chicken dish in a caper sauce (i think) and a risotto were so go... More reviews

4.3 - 188 votes

Hours: 10AM - 10PM

2415 Mission St, Santa Cruz
(831) 423-9010

Upper Crust Pizza & Pasta

It's a cool spot to come chill and grab some brews and some pie. Only reason I give them 3 stars is because the pizza towards the middle tends to be... More reviews

4 - 259 votes

Hours: 11AM - 10PM

1100 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz
(831) 469-4400

Kiantis Pizza & Pasta Bar

Bring a bike lock!!! They do not allow bikes inside the fence even if you are eating at an outside table next to your bike and the restaurant is empty. B... More reviews

4.2 - 180 votes

Hours: 8AM - 6PM

1534 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz
(831) 423-1711

Zoccoli's Delicatessen

Had the meatball sub. This place is delish! Fresh ingredients, friendly staff. My partner had the GF vegan option and loved it as well. More reviews

4.2 - 168 votes

Hours: Closed today

555 Soquel Ave STE 150, Santa Cruz
(831) 458-2321

Ristorante Italiano

It must of been a off night. Usually a place I look forward to when I travel to Santa Cruz area. I think new inexperienced staff was to blame for the bad... More reviews

4.7 - 84 votes

Hours: 11AM - 2PM

1116 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz
(831) 431-6965

Sugo Italian Pasta Bar

They have outdoor seating to enjoy delicious food. We got a bottle of Italian wine that paired perfectly with our dishes. The raviolis were incredible. A... More reviews

4.1 - 170 votes

Hours: 11:30AM - 2PM

740 Front St #100, Santa Cruz
(831) 458-1212

Cafe Mare

My meal was undercooked and I didn't want to complain but when the owner came to check on my table he noticed something wasn't right and he too... More reviews

4 - 155 votes

Hours: Closed today

1917 Mission St, Santa Cruz
(831) 427-0135

Avanti Restaurant

They graciously showed us to a good table, despite our arriving ten minutes after they closed...To our delight, they were able to make a few "tweaks... More reviews

4.2 - 124 votes

Hours: Closed today

538 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz
(831) 457-2782

La Posta

Consistent, delicious Italian food with a great wine list and attentive service. We have never had a disappointing meal and guests we bring love it, too. More reviews

3.9 - 167 votes

Hours: 10AM - 3PM

790 Mariner Park Way, Santa Cruz
(831) 426-3736

Aldo's Harbor Restaurant

Crispiest coconut shrimp and a delightful mai tai. Some seats are in the sun so be prepared! More reviews

4.2 - 119 votes

Hours: 11:30AM - 9:30PM

725 Front St, Santa Cruz
(831) 999-0301

Pizzeria La Bufala

When it opened was genuinely good thin crust pie, you could tell it was made with care and thought. Last three times we have been it has been just a rout... More reviews

4 - 141 votes

Hours: 11AM - 2:30PM

910 Cedar St, Santa Cruz
(831) 457-1677

Gabriella Café

Lovely experience! The ravioli is amazing and the cheese platter is to die for! Would also highly recommend the arugula salad. More reviews

4.8 - 34 votes

Hours: 9AM - 4PM

2-1245 E Cliff Dr Unit A, Santa Cruz
(831) 471-8785

Evarista`s Comal

Good food and service. We had breakfast there. I has the Fathers day special of crab egg Benedict on croissant. Yummy More reviews

3.8 - 82 votes

Hours: 12PM - 2AM

140 Encinal St, Santa Cruz
(831) 515-3213

Urbani Cellar

Truly terribly experience with this restaurant. Ordered through DoorDash, restaurant took almost 30 mins to even acknowledge the order. The Dasher then h... More reviews

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