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La Posta Restaurant

538 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3421
831-457-2782
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Ranked #50 of 328 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Murray
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San Mateo, CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Additional Information about La Posta Restaurant

Address: 538 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3421
Phone Number: 831-457-2782
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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