Star Bene Inc 21245 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA95062 This casual and unhurried Italian restaurant is located in a small beach cottage and flies an Italian flag. Moderately…More priced dinners are prepared and served by friendly people. Meals are primarily made from locally-grown, organic produce and free-range meats. The restaurant has mellow lighting, white tablecloths and outdoor seating on a back patio.
La Posta 538 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA95062 Upscale Italian dining and atmosphere await you at La Posta. Whenever possible, the restaurant uses locally grown…More ingredients and local, humanely raised animals for its innovative Italian fare. The homemade pastas are innovative and original: Try ravioli of house-smoked black cod in a chive, corn and padron pepper broth.
Lillian's is a family-owned, neighborhood restaurant serving up authentic Italian cuisine based on the owner's…More Sicilian roots. The small restaurant is a cozy spot for friends and family to gather for some delicious homemade spaghetti and meatballs, or for a romantic dinner of wine, black truffle-stuffed gnocchi and tiramisu.</p>
Ristorante Italiano 555 Soquel Ave Ste 250, Santa Cruz, CA95062 Ristorante Italiano is a Santa Cruz classic that has been serving delicious Italian food since 1980. The charming…More interior, with its red-and-white checkered tablecloths, green accents and straw-enclosed wine bottles, will transport you to an Italian village where good food, family and friends are all on the menu. This is the ambiance that owners John and Julie Clymer wished to create, and once you experience Ristorante Italiano's pastas, entrees and desserts, you'll find they've succeeded.
Ristorante Avanti 1711 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA95060 For over 20 years, Ristorante Avanti has provided Mediterranean cuisine fashioned from fresh, locally produced goods.…More The relaxed main seating area and wine bistro give the feel of an Italian village. Sample wines from local vintners or have a candlelight dinner for two. The restaurant is open for a short lunch period for something light and fresh. Located in the unassuming Palm Center, Avanti is a delightful surprise.
Togo's 902 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA95060 Since its inception in 1971, Togo's has been making large sandwiches with fresh ingredients to go. This location's…More friendly staff prepares food quickly so customers can get on their way. Some bestselling sandwiches include the Italian, avocado and turkey, Black Forest ham and cheese, and roast beef. Wraps, salads and vegetarian options are also available, as are soups, including green chili enchilada and broccoli cheddar.
For over 30 years, the Upper Crust has been making great Italian food and traditional square Sicilian pizza. Homemade…More pasta dishes and comfortable old-style pizza parlor decor make this restaraunt a fun place to enjoy authentic dishes. A full selection of beers, fresh salads and friendly staff make this an ideal stop on your way home from the Westside beaches.</p>
Caffe Lucio 381 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA95062 On the door of Café Lucio, a notice is posted: "If you aren't friendly, don't come in." And so the tone is set…More for this fun restaurant that serves up delicious Italian cuisine. Owner Lucio Fanni, originally from Sardinia and Milan, brings his energy and cooking expertise to this convenient location at the corner of Ocean Street and Soquel Avenue. Lucio offers fresh bread, baked daily, and fresh pasta, sauces, pizza and entrees that are mouth-wateringly good. Outdoor seating is available, and the fun begins with a nightly happy hour featuring discounted drinks and pizzettas.
Zoccoli's Delicatessen 1534 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA95060 Family owned and operated, Zoccoli's is the premiere deli in Santa Cruz and has won the Good Times Best Deli Sandwich…More award for the past two years, as well as the Best Deli award in 2009. The imported meats and cheeses alone are worth a visit. The deli also carries a wide selection of olives, local wines, beer, chips, soda, pickles, candy, cannolis and gift certificates. The authentic Italian delicatessen has indoor and outdoor seating and offers catering for businesses and parties.