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Kiantis Pizza & Pasta Bar

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1100 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4415
831-469-4400
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Greàt pizza and good location

We visited Kianti's right before the lunch menu prices ended. Two of us opted for the pizza and salad lunch special, and the rest of our party ordered pizza. The pizza was excellent! Loved the prices for the lunch specials, the personal pizzas are big! Location and beer selection were good as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
amomnus
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Elk Grove, California
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  • Late Night
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Elk Grove, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We visited Kianti's right before the lunch menu prices ended. Two of us opted for the pizza and salad lunch special, and the rest of our party ordered pizza. The pizza was excellent! Loved the prices for the lunch specials, the personal pizzas are big! Location and beer selection were good as well.

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Berlin, Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We came here at New Years Day and the place was absolutely packed in the late afternoon. The open kitchen provides wonderful pizza and pasta in the speed of light. But everything is freshly prepared, tasty and the staff is very friendly

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Ventura, CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

While drinking a Hawaiian Beer & eating a calzone, a 70's retro disco dance show broke out by the staff members wearing feather boas juggling pizza dough, in a restaurant called Kihanti's (spelled w/a K) only in Santa Cruz, California. Good food & unexpected show provided a memorable dinner experience. Worth a return visit.

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Lemoore, California, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Try the antipasto salad for first course then fettucini. Enough for two and then some to take home! On a balmy day, be seated outside as restaurant is in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz.

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Sonora, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Cocktails and appetizers yes! Had a great drink "Pair of pink panties" and the pesto flat bread, and I would recommend them both. Great service and very nice outdoor seating right on Pacific for some fun people watching. We will be back here!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had dinner here one Thursday night, and it was a really nice place. The atmosphere was good, there were TVs showing baseball (I still don't understand it) and tennis. Our server was pleasant and willing to offer suggestions on what to eat. We had a cobb salad, which was delicious, and a pizza to share - which had to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

We came over here instead. The serving staff was pleasant and helpful. A nice outside eating area, filled with happy people. However, our pizza was not what we expected. The crust was tasteless, and we ate only 1/2 of it. Probably will not return.

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Novato, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Whenever we visit Santa Cruz, my teen daughter insists on coming to Kiantis since she loves their pizza. We visited recently on a Saturday night about 8pm. No problem getting a table inside. Parking is a hassle since it is downtown. Go about a block past and use the city parking garage. Their downtown area is quite lovely with all... More 

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California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It's been several months since our last visit, and it was no surprise to see people waiting outside Kianti's. At the height of the dinner hour, we were given a 25 minute expected wait for an inside table. There is outside, street side tables (heaters available) as well as a banquet room in the back of the restaurant where we... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

When we got to our table it took a while for a server to even come over which wasn't impressive. The menu had a good variety of choices with make your own pizza, pasta or calzones and we all had very nice meals. Getting drinks also took a long time and we had to ask for refills but the pizza... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1100 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4415
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-469-4400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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