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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 327 restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
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
California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
Senior Reviewer
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
16 helpful votes 16 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
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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California
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We had never been here and made reservations for Valentine's about a month ahead of time. We were looking forward to trying things on the menu but about 4 days before we left we received a message that the menu had been changed to a prix fix. That was a little disappointing and quite a bit more expensive than what... More

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Santa Cruz, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We tried La Posta again last year after a bad experience a few years ago and had several reasonably good meals there before this evening. Our experience there tonight, however, has turned us away for good. This is a shame, as we live quite close by and eat out enough that we are bored with most restaurants that we like... More

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