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Kiantis Pizza & Pasta Bar

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Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta
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1100 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4415
831-469-4400
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10:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fresh food, awesome staff, pleasant environment, central downtown

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
Brix510
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San Jose, California
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Fresno, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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108 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We had wings to start, they were so tender they fell off the bone. I had a calzone which I loved and it was very filling, my boyfriend had a personal size pizza 10" I think, and he loved every bite. Our sever was very attentive, lacked in personality a bit but checked all the boxes on being a good... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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58 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 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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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 15
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta

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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, 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?