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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 - 9:30 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: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
La Posta Italian on Seabright near the beach

I've eaten here many times over the past few years. Great salads. Ever evolving list of entrees using local ingredients. good wine list

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
olsonr50
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Santa Cruz, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Reservations
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61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Santa Cruz, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I've eaten here many times over the past few years. Great salads. Ever evolving list of entrees using local ingredients. good wine list

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San Mateo, CA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The 2014 Zagat Guide ranks this as the best restaurant in Santa Cruz, and I agree. Given the quality of the food, it's also an excellent bargain, although the serving sizes are not large. As a result, it seems to be underrated byTrip Advisor members, who seem to favor quantity over quality. If quantity is your thing, try the Seabright... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

The food was fresh and light. That is the best I can say. The remaining adjectives would be bland, small, expensive and uneventful. The servers were very nice but they kept on changing and no one asked how it was when we paid the very expensive bill. High brow for Santa Cruz. Weak for anywhere else.

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New York
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98 reviews 98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Took a chance on this place despite mixed reviews and loved it. Very good Italian--somewhat adventurous twists on traditional fare made with very fresh local ingredients accompanied by very nice wine list. Think you could order anything on the menu and enjoy it. Very good service also--waiters are trained in wine as well as food so very good at recommending... More 

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Soquel, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Just thoroughly enjoyed another spectacular meal at La Posta. Warm olives, house cured meats, radicchio citrus salad, crab ravioli, ox tails...then the grand finale buttermilk gelato w/rhubarb! The menu is a changing array of great, fun & delicious ideas incorporating local & fresh ingredients. The staff are friendly & helpful. We sat at the bar & learned much about Italian... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Wanted to take advantage of the deals offerred by restaurant week in Santa Cruz. Even though, La Posta is a short walk from my house, I hadn't been to La Posta in a year or more and wanted to revisit it. The appetizer salad, pizzeta, and broccolini w/ garbano beans were great. My friend and I ordered the Rock Fish... More 

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Indianapolis
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I would highly recommend a meal at La Posta! It looks very unassuming from the outside, but the food was delicious and the service was excellent. I got the "farm lettuces" salad and the pasta special and my husband got the tomato salad with eggplant puree and Pizza Margherita. Everything was terrific!

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Santa Cruz, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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60 reviews 60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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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: Romance
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?