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Tony and Alba's Pizza and Pasta

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817 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 425-8669
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Artful Pizza Plus

Far more diverse than chain pizzas, menu includes breakfast and dessert styles as well as unique "traditional" pies. You can definitely taste the home made difference in pizzas as well as pastas and soup-salad offerings.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 18, 2015
Alida S
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Santa Cruz, California
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Santa Cruz, California
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94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Far more diverse than chain pizzas, menu includes breakfast and dessert styles as well as unique "traditional" pies. You can definitely taste the home made difference in pizzas as well as pastas and soup-salad offerings.

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Thank Alida S
Santa Cruz, California
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156 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We ordered pizzas and salad here. There's a big menu and everything sounds really good when you read about it. The pizzas were pretty good, but I give the salad low marks. There was a lot of lettuce and very few toppings. The price of the salad was comparable to a nice salad in a cafe, but the quality of... More 

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Thank BrinMoreson
Reardan, Washington
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247 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Ordered a small pizza to be delivered to my hotel room. Ordered a pepperoni, sausage, mushroom, and olive pizza. There was plenty of pepperoni. VERY little sausage or olives and not a single mushroom slice could be found (perhaps it was on there but i certainly couldn't find it). So, no mushrooms! There wasn't more than a couple of tablespoons... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Fantastic pizza...and lots of other things definitely Italian! They have games for the kids (no matter how old!) in an alcove, so the noise doesn't disturb the culinary delights!

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Thank DRaintree
Santa Cruz, California
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142 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

tony and Alba's is just a great Pizza Parlor for Family, Friends and meetings. The pizza is creative and of course there's gluten free!

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Thank Libi K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

What a great value! No hour and a half wait on a Friday night. Spaghetti, garlic bread, Italian salad. All were yummy. Ravioli & fettuccine Alfredo were also good!

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Thank _adena3
Santa Cruz, California
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106 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I have been coming here for lunch with a group of friends for years. Today was the not a great experience. It took so long for my 1 slice of pizza that my friends were finished before I received mine. I gulped it down and we left because many had to be back to work. It was not enjoyable. One... More 

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Thank Jackie L
Capitola, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Founded by an old Italian family, recipes brought over and served fresh to you. Friendly counter service and great food.

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Thank RonCentralCA
Memphis, Tennessee
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Love this place. The Pizza Rocks and you absolutely must try the Italian sandwich with an order of Minestrone Soup. Flavor Explosion. Don't live there anymore but want back last week and if is even possibl;e it is even better that ot was 10 years ago.

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Thank DRMSR2014
Santa Cruz, California
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224 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The best thing about T&A's is their pizza sauce. We do like the food, BUT we do NOT like the prices. The cost makes the pizza a little hard to swallow. A family of four can expect to pay fifty bucks easy. There'a a lot of choices in this area for really good pizza that doesn't have to cost as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 817 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: (831) 425-8669

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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