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Abruzzi

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791 8th Street, Arcata, CA 95521
+1 707-826-2345
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic
Description: Abruzzi features hand-made, organic pasta and a wide array of seafood,...
Abruzzi features hand-made, organic pasta and a wide array of seafood, meats and vegetarian options with mouth-watering sauces and fresh, seasonal ingredients. We also serve hand-crafted cocktails, draft beer and cider. Join us for artisan Italian fare at prices anyone can afford.
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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Elegant Italian dining in a dark and cozy atmosphere

Abruzzi's is a local standard and our go-to place for interviews and visiting physicians. Not much for vegans, but they try. Sometimes a bit rich and heavy on the garlic, but others love that. A bit pricey but they let you settle and sit without bothering you, so consider part of the price as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
bonmom707
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Arcata, California
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a good combo of food, cocktails, atmosphere,service and location. Not upscale but could be a nice romantic dinner or a nice cozy casual dinner with friends . I enjoyed the seafood options and pasta.

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Thank uh-yola
Gearhart, Oregon
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

If you love Italian then this is the place to go. From the moment you walk in the ambiance speaks volumes of Old World dining. I recommend every offering on their menu.

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Thank keystonexl
Arcata, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

There are two other restaurants on either side of Abruzzi. But Abruzzi's is my first choice. I love the soft lighting, open, visible cooking area, and great meals. Perfect for that 'special' night out to celebrate a birthday or anniversary . Heads up: make a reservation, as I am not the only one that likes this place!

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Thank Skye948
Arcata, California
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147 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Abruzzi's is a local standard and our go-to place for interviews and visiting physicians. Not much for vegans, but they try. Sometimes a bit rich and heavy on the garlic, but others love that. A bit pricey but they let you settle and sit without bothering you, so consider part of the price as table rent. Rich desserts that are... More 

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Thank bonmom707
Arcata, California
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Let me begin by saying that I lived in Italy for 3 years and this is hands down the best Italian food I've had anywhere in the United States. Fresh pasta and seafood, extensive wine list, desserts to die for - they have it all!

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Thank raevin67
San Francisco, California
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

This is a very nice place on the SW corner of Arcata Square. We try to frequent the place whenever we are going through. The food is wonderful and the atmosphere relaxing. The wait staff is very attentive.

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Thank C H
Arcata, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

A nice intimate atmosphere, good food at fair prices. Can get pretty crowded and possibly understaffed, and drinks didn't quite have the kick I was looking for, but food is good Italian classics.

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Thank RedwoodsRhoades
Oak Park, California
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151 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

What a nice spot! Comfortable seats, attentive staff, great ambiance. Oh yeah, the food. Really nice. Special appetizer on the night we were there was the roasted bone marrow. Wow. Shared some nice wine, basic spaghetti and a shared cheesecake. Great. Would go back agaln and agaln!

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Thank jtlerman
Eureka, California
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119 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Bit pricy for basic Italian food. it is down stairs but seems very well kept. Staff is friendly and food came out pretty quick. Nice place to go for a date or intimate meeting. Not the place to go for a quick meal. Pricy, so sit and relax and enjoy the surroundings. MAKE reservations !!!

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Thank Scott E
Humboldt County
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Abruzzi is a place we go at least once a month. It has the best Filet, served with in house gnocci. This is an amazing dish and they cook the filet to perfection. It will blow your mind. They make all their pasta in house and the menu changes regularly enough to showcase what is fresh and trending. We often... More 

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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: Bar scene, Romantic

Description

Abruzzi features hand-made, organic pasta and a wide array of seafood, meats and vegetarian options with mouth-watering sauces and fresh, seasonal ingredients. We also serve hand-crafted cocktails, draft beer and cider. Join us for artisan 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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