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Kiantis Pizza & Pasta Bar

1100 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4415
831-469-4400
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Ranked #52 of 329 restaurants in Santa Cruz
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
San Francisco, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great choice for the wide variety of preferences in our group of 6. I loved the Piz'salad (pizza crust with salad on top!) but the Caesar salad ordered at our table was less than spectacular. Thumbs up for the pizzas and build your own pastas. We loved our spot inside at the front window. Great location in downtown Santa Cruz,... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were having drinks in downtown and wanted a small dinner. We saw this place and thought we could share a small pizza. The patio was big, and people looked happy so we went in. Inside was very loud so I'm glad we sat on the heated patio instead. If you choose outside in the evening just make sure you... More

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Macau, China
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The raviolis are to die for! Comes in a variety of flavors and sauces and all are great. There are a couple of TVs around the bar if you're hoping to watch a bit of a game, and you can also eat at the bar as well. The "song and dance" that they do, literally, is very entertaining and something... More

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Monterey, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were driving by and thought we would drop by. We had never been here before. The pizza was fantastic, the lasagna was perfect and the pesto pasta was fabulous. We highly recommend it.

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Warrenton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I love this place! It's best to go early on a weekend as they have all you can drink mimosas until 2...food is great and usually I have so much that I end up with some to take home and make another meal out of. You can sit outside and people watch on Pacific Ave, which is always interesting! A... More

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Stockton, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Outdoor seating ads a nice touch . Service good . Pizza Yummy , Family salad good but on the small side for being a Family size . Price pretty ok for being in Santa Cruz . The Kids loved the free dough that you get to play with ....! Overall a nice experience .

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