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Kiantis Pizza & Pasta Bar

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Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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1100 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4415
831-469-4400
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Italian Food on Pacific Avenue

Kiantis is located in the shopping district in Santa Cruz. It's a casual Italian place full of atmosphere and some really good food. Our group ordered bruschetta off of the appetizer menu; it was like a mini pizza made with fresh ingredients. Very good. We tried a family serving of their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
BrinMoreson
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Santa Cruz, California
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

There were 10 of us in our party, and we were seated almost immediately without a reservation (it was on a Monday night). The service was prompt, the food was wonderful, and our server (Nina) kept our order straight.

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Kiantis is located in the shopping district in Santa Cruz. It's a casual Italian place full of atmosphere and some really good food. Our group ordered bruschetta off of the appetizer menu; it was like a mini pizza made with fresh ingredients. Very good. We tried a family serving of their gourmet pasta which was a bit heavy on the... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Went here with another family for lunch... it was fantastic! The kids were entertained w/pizza dough... the waitress brought it to the the table and they kept themselves busy til the food arrived! It was 1pm on a Thursday and pretty empty when we arrived (I've been here in the evening and it's always SUPER busy). We were greeted/seated immediately...... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great Pizza and Pasta. The service is great, friendly and attentive without hovering. The food is delicious with fresh ingredients. On the weekends, there is entertainment to boot when the entire staff joins in a dance twice a night. Even the kitchen crew don hats and come out to participate. Everything stops in the fun. The pizza thrower is amazing!... More 

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Table top for four on the patio was very comfortable. The Waitress was very helpful with suggestions and very on top of things, like keeping our glasses filled. The basic 10 inch cheese pizza as an appetizer was amazing. Most of us ordered a build your own pasta dish. From a large list of options, we were able to choose... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We were seated right away in the back dining room and our server was always right there. Would definitely like to go back and try something new.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Love this place. Not only is the food great but when the show begins you can't help but enjoy the atmosphere. My kids LOVE it! Only down side is they expect a show every time we go however they only do the shows on weekends and many of our visits are during the week. Regardless pizza and wings are great.... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Came on recommendation of hotel ( Best Western Plus) Perfect location. Dined al fresco on outside patio. Great draft beer and wine selection. Menu is varied from fresh salads, pizza galore and excellent pasta dishes. I recommend the Spicy Pasta. Will come again this week.

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Santa Cruz, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We arrived at Kianti as a large party of 10 at 5:00 on a Friday evening to celebrate a special occasion. I called ahead, and given they don't take reservations, was advised to send a member of our party a little ahead so they could be prepared. I was also told to come earlier, rather than later. We did so,... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This place has great plate for sharing or for individual sizes. The food is pretty fresh from the ingredients they use in their pizzas to the olive oil, meats, and veggies in their pastas. Prices are reasonable and, best of all, the service is quick, friendly and enjoyable. The location is great since its right in the middle of downtown... 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 15
  • Cuisine: Italian, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?