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791 8th Street, Arcata, CA 95521
+1 707-826-2345
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Ranked #18 of 90 Restaurants in Arcata
Price range: $13 - $32
Hours:
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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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
91 reviews 91 reviews
68 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
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97 reviews 97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Eureka, California
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Additional Information about Abruzzi

Address: 791 8th Street, Arcata, CA 95521
Phone Number: +1 707-826-2345
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Arcata
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
Average Prices: USD 13 - 32
Cuisine: Italian

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