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791 8th Street, Arcata, CA 95521
+1 707-826-2345
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Hand-made pasta, mouth-watering sauces, fresh ingredients and full bar...
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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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Christmas dinner night

The food is just excellent and the service is superb. At times during the year, my favorite meal is offered; lamb. The place has a wonderful atmosphere and you can enjoy a quiet, almost private relaxing meal. I believe the restaurant is only open for dinner, Wednesday through Saturday.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
phdman
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Turlock
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Turlock
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The food is just excellent and the service is superb. At times during the year, my favorite meal is offered; lamb. The place has a wonderful atmosphere and you can enjoy a quiet, almost private relaxing meal. I believe the restaurant is only open for dinner, Wednesday through Saturday.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

excellent service, fantastic Manhattans and the food exquisite! Duck with polenta, beet tops and port wine reduction was yummy. Saltimbocca over fettuccine with cream was super tasty. Will go back again!

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Arcata, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Abruzzi has been a great, dependable, high end Italian restaurant in Arcata for many years. I worked with the owners since the 90's, setting up conferences, professional lunches and dinners and catered events. The food was always delicate, delicious...perfect! The perfect generous meal. Revisiting (after several years) with my husband one stormy night, without reservations due to our power outage,... More 

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Redding, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The food was delicious. However I ordered from the higher end of the menu. I found the portions to be correct for a full course meal. Not too large to skip desert. Kitchen staff were funny. You can see them work. Wait staff were prompt, courteous and respectful. I would recommend to anyone looking for a romantic place. The ambiance... More 

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Prescott, AZ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Food is always so good, service is impeccable, they have a good bar and wine offerings, and the atmosphere is special. Perfect for special occasions or any ol time you want delicious Italian!

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Loleta, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Tucked under a historic building on the Arcata Plaza square this dining establishment has fresh, delicious and traditional Italian cuisine, great service and a good wine list.

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Gold Beach, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

What a nice find...this was a great dining experience . On a Sunday evening we decided to stop in with out a reservation..they were very busy but were gracious and seated us at the bar till a table was available..we enjoyed a friendly young lady bartender, she was delightful. After a 30 minute wait we were led to a nicely... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This was quite a nice discovery after a few desperate tries to find a nice place to eat. Situated in the basement, the overall ambiance is intimate, and lively. The pasta is best enjoyed with a pesto sauce. We went two nights in a row, and the pesto sauce was fantastic.

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Israel
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

One is the hostess, then an all around aid. The second serves. The third is behind the bar, and the last one cleans. All of them good humored, energetic and bring the best mood to the area. We wanted 1st courses and Antipasti. All was just lovely. The IPA on tsp was just the obe to add. Essential.

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Santa Cruz, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Exceeded expectations. The food and service were excellent. It has an extensive food and wine menu. It is our first choice for dinner and entertaining during our visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 791 8th Street, Arcata, CA 95521
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Arcata
  • Phone Number: +1 707-826-2345

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 32
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene

Description

Hand-made pasta, mouth-watering sauces, fresh ingredients and full bar service: Join us for rustic Italian fare at prices anyone can afford.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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