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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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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: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 49
    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
Great dinner!

My husband and I came down to Santa Cruz from Sonoma county for a couple days and we took a chance with Kianti's for dinner/date night and it was great. I had the creamy pesto pasta and my husband had a calzone. We came in Monday night and sat in the bar and our waitress was very attentive and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
Gar276
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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California
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Casual restaurant in the center of Santa Cruz--I guess the atmosphere could just be described as "Santa Cruz". Lots of tv's showing sports over the bar, and an outdoor area with heaters. No need to dress up. Come for the food, and the people watching. We have been here twice, and the food has been good both times. This time... More 

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Thank JaneT013
Hanoi, Vietnam
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I came down to Santa Cruz from Sonoma county for a couple days and we took a chance with Kianti's for dinner/date night and it was great. I had the creamy pesto pasta and my husband had a calzone. We came in Monday night and sat in the bar and our waitress was very attentive and really... More 

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Thank Gar276
Santa Cruz, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

For 10 years our favorite place for appetizers and drinks. The window seats or outside area is great for people watching . It seems every time we spy a window seat open , in we go! Split a small shrimp salad and a pizza roll and wings , and the cheese bread is a must. They of course have pizza... More 

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Thank john v
Nipomo, California
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We have tried numerous salads, pizza, and pasta here and enjoyed them all. My son's favorite is the spinach and feta pizza!! Feel is contemporary Italian, with Mexican and creative American rounding out the mix. A nice blend!!

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Thank Valerie A
Santa Cruz
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This is a fine place for reasonable Italian food. They have a happy hour from 4 till 6 where draft beers are 3$ and appetizers are cheap. On weekends they put on a pizza parade and show which is great for the kids.

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Thank paulsL732ZS
Mariposa, California, United States
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We brought in an unplanned party of 28. The staff handled it like pros. We were seated with drinks in less than 15 minutes. If the staff was not amazing enough the food was even better. We had pizza, salads, sandwich's and more all the food was great tasting and good sized portions. The entire meal was outstanding!!

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Thank Steve S
Edinburgh, Scotland
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

We visited with 4 kids aged between 5 and 13 and they loved this restaurant. The pizza was good and the danced by the staff was an unexpected bonus. Fun evening.

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Thank glamourgil
Folsom, California
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Great pizza and pasta dishes at reasonable prices. The staff comes out a couple of times on Friday nights and sings and dances while tossing pizza dough.

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Thank TheDataMan
Rotterdam
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We had a table at the window. Good for people spotting in the street. Wow, like a 1960 convention, but the people never left. The restaurant itself was very nice, good food end efficient service. We had the restaurant specials in pasta and in salad, both were delicious.

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Thank Plaszicht
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

We chose this place based on Tripadvisor reviews and were very pleased. It was early Monday evening and we got our food really fast. The pizzas were imaginative and very tasty. It might not be the best interior and atmosphere for a big dinner, but it was good for our needs.

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Thank Karoliina K

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?