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La Posta Restaurant

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538 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3421 (Murray)
831-457-2782
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 42
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  • 29
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  • 5
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  • 5
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Birthday celebration.

Sat at the bar for dinner at La Posta and really enjoyed my meal. I ordered several antipasti and wine while my husband ordered pizza and our son had their lamb. We were all quite satisfied with our meal. I would recommend it for sure.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
grazia2626
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Seattle, Washington
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Santa Cruz, California
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tonight was our third dining experience at La Posta. It was exceptional. The menu is the traditional Italian menu of Antipasti, Primi, Secondi, etc. Being not that schooled in how to order and so that we didn't order too much, we asked our server and he recommended that many people get an appetizer (antipasti) each, split a primi and order... More 

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1 Thank ed o
santa cruz, CA
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful, tasty meal at La Posta this evening with friends. Everything was very good, and the service was flawless. Compliments!

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1 Thank pickygrrl
Stockton, California
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

La Posta was highly recommended by the clerk at our B & B. She had recommended another restaurant the night before and we LOVED it. I would say everything about La Posta was just average, except the prices were very high for the serving size. Everything was al carte. Dinners were almost $30, but you needed to order a salad,... More 

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LA, California
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We went there twice during our stay. The choices are limited because they cook seasonal foods. However the plates that we chose were excellent made, great ingredients and very savory, really Italian style (I grew up with an Italian mom). We made reservations as suggested and had no problem getting the times requested. Wait to be seated was minimal and... More 

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2 Thank eli d
Seattle, Washington
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Sat at the bar for dinner at La Posta and really enjoyed my meal. I ordered several antipasti and wine while my husband ordered pizza and our son had their lamb. We were all quite satisfied with our meal. I would recommend it for sure.

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2 Thank grazia2626
San Mateo, CA
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This is simply the best restaurant in the Santa Cruz area. We went there last night with two friends and had the Mint Stracciatella for dessert. Made with fresh mint, it will make you swear off store-bought chocolate mint ice cream for the rest of your life. If it's on the menu, be sure to order it.

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2 Thank Caliber01
Bloomington
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

All of the food was delicious and the waitress was super helpful. Highly recommend reservations and check out the Tuesday night special if you can. It's a little bit spendy and you won't leave feeling gorged, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Terrific pastas and try the warm olive appetizer.

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2 Thank cheesehead44
Sacramento, California
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is a place to linger over exquisite, carefully prepared food. The main course and pasta selection is small (three main courses, three pasta, gnocchi, daily pasta special), but very delicious. I had grilled fish with an assortment of vegetables that had been roasted to bring out the flavors, and a light sauce - it was extraordinary. My husband... More 

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2 Thank Judy D
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Service: The server was super nice, I really liked the way she knew exactly when to ask if we needed something and letting us be. Food: First time trying italian food. Margarita pizza was amazing and it was Tuesday night so you got a pizza and a glass of white or red house wine for the price of $17 dollars.... More 

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2 Thank Jocelyn B
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We went to La Posta for our 25th wedding anniversary dinner. when we arrived, the manager tried to seat us at this tiny table butted up on side of the bar. I felt like I was putting her out by asking for a better table, even though the restaurant was only 1/3 full. I have to say the food was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 538 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3421
    (Murray)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-457-2782

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?