21490 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz
The food was good. But the service was lacking. They were nice but it took 30 minutes to get a drink and another 30 waiting on the bill. We got served the wrong drink twice. And the outside dining area was covered in ants on the wall by the parking lot. Incidentally the wall we were sitting beside.
Great food great service !
Great atmosphere and customer service
I'm not the person to really leave a bad review but my experience at this restaurant was awful. My friend and I were seated and we waited about 30 minutes and not one server came to take our order. We then went inside and explained the situation a woman immediately came out and started to take our order and then her coworker said he would do it and she walked away. He the just walked inside never took our order waited about 15 min and then we left.
What a gem in Santa Cruz! We had dinner with friends and they were able to quickly able to accommodate us(party of 8). The service was phenomenal and the food was amazing. Will certainly be back.
My daughter and I have a fabulous dinner here. The night we came, the owner made sure my daughter had the dessert of her choice. The chocolate bomb was the best. My daughter loves gnocchis and these ones did not disappoint (I think they are yucky little paste balls), it was the special rav's for me, and boy were they tasty! The staff all worked together as a team, and they were all incredibly friendly. We will totally come back next time we are in town. The tiramisu I brought home to the hubs also hit the spot!
Bread is served in a small bag. Only scraps really. Seemed like they were a little short handed on a Wednesday afternoon even though it wasn't as busy. The owner had to ask what our order was because there were no servers available until later on in our meal. We got 2 pasta dishes. The mussels were rotten and the squid was frozen. The other pesto linguini dish had no flavor and was very bland.
Ok, I do not prefer like to say negative things in general but sometimes you need to let people know about the quality of your experience. Our hostess was very well, surly and rude. It was our first time at the restaurant and didn't even know they had outside seating. When we got there on a cold night she said we had to sit outside. Didn't even try to put us inside - we had no coats nor did she try to empathize or be apologetic. It left a sour taste in my mouth for the entire evening. A lot about dinning is not just the food but also the environment and service. I think a being a bit more gentle and understanding would go a long way here. Our server was great but def working too many tables - left us at 10 minutes intervals and it took awhile to order. I suggest not going hungry and bring yr jackets!
I've sampled most of the pasta dishes and several others and they are all delicious! Waitstaff are friendly and make you feel very welcome. Prices are reasonable, the Prosecco is quite yummy and the new dessert case is quite tempting.
Been coming here for years and it has never disappointed!! Legit Italian food. Italian waiters and chefs, and Italian people speaking Italian always at the bar (a great sign). All the pasta is handmade and so delicious! We got the short rib agnolotti and the special lobster ravioli.
Great food and atmosphere! Went here for our anniversary and loved the appetizers and entrees. They also have a fantastic selection of desserts.
Delicious pizza and great service, gourmet desserts, real Italian flavors and experience.
So this was our first time coming here yesterday and it was seriously AMAZING! We got the squid ink pasta, spinach salad, minestrone, carbonara, penne with a cream sauce and even the focaccia and burrata were yummy! We also got dessert and I think it was a strawberry tart dessert and also a chocolate mousse type of cake that were both really good. I also got a cappuccino and a latte that were both amazing and our server was very attentive and seemed to enjoy his job and was very polite. I don't remember his name though, but he was amazing! He also didn't seem to mind me wanting a ridiculous amount of cheese on my pasta lol the food definitely gave me a feeling of being home on a Sunday with your family and made me proud to have Italian roots! Thank you!
Authentic italian food. That's all one needs to say. A buon intenditore poche parole.
Ordered 2 pizzas and risotto to go. Was told 15 minutes. 45 minutes later after prompting got our food. 2 minute walk back to our house. Pizza dough not cooked and the risotto I could make better. Dissatisfied
21490 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062