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Kiantis Pizza & Pasta Bar

1100 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4415
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Ranked #49 of 328 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Price range: $0 - $15
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Ventura, CA
Senior Contributor
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
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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Thousand Oaks, California
1 review
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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Additional Information about Kiantis Pizza & Pasta Bar

Address: 1100 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4415
Phone Number: 831-469-4400
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 15
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta

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