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La Posta Restaurant

538 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3421
831-457-2782
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Ranked #46 of 329 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $40
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Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Murray
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English first
Santa Cruz, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I enjoy studying the operations of successful businesses, and this place intrigued me on my first visit. It has an Italian name, Italian wall decorations, and a 100% Italian beverage menu (including soft drinks and beer), which are all very well done, but there are no Italians involved with the business. Far from being corny, the people behind this enterprise... More

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I visited here with my friend who had come on a visit previously. Our waitress was super friendly and recommended the BEST rosso wine which was delicious. We shared some appetisers and pastas and and they were great. It wasn't the best restaurant we visited but it was certainly good.

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California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great spot for date night. Neighbor night on Tuesday is the best deal in town! The "bartender" is very knowledgeable about their fantastic wine list!

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We went to La Posta Restaurant in Santa Cruz this last weekend expecting a delicious dinner, even though we knew the decor would not be exceptional. Both of us ordered the same meal. The beet salad we ordered was delicious, but the next course, a canneloni dish, was slightly burned on the top. The sauce covered up some of the... More

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San Francisco, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Plain looking on the outside, we wouldn't have tried La Posta if our friends hadn't recommended it. They said 'make a reservation, it's a happening place!' and we are so glad we went. We took our time with the menu because there were wonderful things in each dish. Settled on a nettle-pesto pizza with very fresh ricotta, pine nuts and... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Went there on a business dinner, excellent appetizers, fresh meats, and great service. They have a variety of meats, cheese and wines to choose from

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New York City, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The place has a good vibe and a nice selections of Italian wine. Food is okay, pizza is good. There is a private parking on the back of the restaurant. They use local products.

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Santa Cruz, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Last night took out of town, well-traveled friend to La Posta. We wanted to dinner and "catch-up" time to be "marvelous" and it was. LP has bistro flavor - neighborhood atmosphere. I had pasta, she and my husband had sole = perfection re: presentation and flavors; not a drop left on 3 dishes! I could eat a full plate of... More

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Los Gatos
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Santa Cruz County does not have many good restaurants; I can count the really good ones on one hand. I am a terrible cook and when I go to most SC restaurants I always think their chefs are almost as bad as I am. La Posta is the one restaurant I really want to return to these days. The food... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good food. Can't say they handle wine very well. It shows the servers are not trained in how to decant wine. Especially, older wines you bring in. For food, they might be one of the better restaurants in Santa Cruz and value.

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