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791 8th Street, Arcata, CA 95521
+1 707-826-2345
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Ranked #34 of 89 Restaurants in Arcata
Price range: $13 - $32
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Hand-made pasta, mouth-watering sauces, fresh ingredients and full bar service: Join us for rustic Italian fare at prices anyone can afford.
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Eureka, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

For many years dinner at this cozy, inviting restaurant was something to look forward to. About a year ago my wife and a group of friends went there full of expectations of past positive experiences. What a huge disappointment! Our order was forgotten and when it finally arrived over an hour later it was dreadful. The staff appeared in total... More

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Cotton Valley, LA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is my favorite restaurant when I visit my daughter. A nice, quaint place with excellent food and service. They serve fresh foods from locals prepared to perfection. We've eaten a variety of dishes over the years and are never disappointed.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My husband and I have enjoyed wonderful meals at this restaurant for many years. We enjoyed the Chicken Saltimbocca this past week and it surpassed anything we've had yet! A succulent chicken breast with seared prosciutto with fontina over fresh pasta with sweet onions, baby shitake mushrooms, fresh spinach for color, and bathed in a wonderful Marsala cream sauce. It... More

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Grass Valley, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My wife and i had an excellent meal there. I had the duck breast which was delicious. My wife had the salmon which was good too. I would definitely go back again.

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San Rafael, California
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154 reviews 154 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Abruzzi's is in a fine location, right on the town plaza. We had a very good, but not great, meal here. I had a pasta with sausage dish that was cooked in a cast iron skillet in the oven. It was quite tasty, but there was a little too much liquid in the bottom of the dish. My wife had... More

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Sebastopol, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We were served by a waiters in training so I think it is best not to give a grade for this person in training. The waiters who was training caught most of the mistakes :) The food, the house salad was the smallest portion I have ever had, the lettuce was fresh and crispy. for the main dish I had... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Our dining experience at Abruzzi's was was enjoyable from beginning to end.We were there on a Sunday evening,we did make reservations,but there appeared to be plenty of seating available.Our waitress did take few minutes to get to our table,but after that service was fine.I was not acquainted with the wines by the glass,so I told the waitress what I was... More

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Klamath Falls, Oregon, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Went early, so few other diners and very attentive servers. Fun to watch the kitchen staff, as it is open and many flaming dishes prepared that evening. Salad was so fresh and flavorful, rock fish done vey nicely and more fresh vegetables, the oysters were superb.

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Arcata, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Food is not bad, not great…not worth the price. Multiple bad experiences in the past with rudeness of the Maître d…telling us we would have to wait 45+ minutes on wait list when we had a long-standing reservation…happened not once but twice. Both times I balked as I had a reservation and he begrudgingly gave us the worst table in... More

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Arcata, California, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Arcata doesn't have the same diversity and quality for dining out as many larger cities in California. But it does have a couple of really good spots. Abruzzi is one. It is a bit pricey for this area, but nothing that would scare off Bay Area diners. The food is top-notch with fresh ingredients and a new revised menu that... More

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