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791 8th St, Arcata, CA 95521-6234
+1 707-826-2345
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“pasta” (29 reviews)
“pancetta” (2 reviews)
“chowder” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
791 8th St, Arcata, CA 95521-6234
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Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

My husband had halibut with polenta which was cooked perfectly. My daughter and I each had a pasta dish, both were good. Meals are served with soup or salad and bread. I had the tomato bisque and it was the best! We were dressed casually,...More

Thank Sadielulu
Reviewed June 3, 2018

Proved to be far better quality food than we were expecting. Spacious with ample seating but a tad dark in certain areas on the balcony surround and rather old fashioned cheap furniture which reminded me of a bar - but served the purpose and were...More

Thank TourMD
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

The server recommended the cocktail special: a Hot Totty with a hint of chocolate. It sounds strange, but was absolutely perfect for the dreary, rainy day. They just added Escolar to the 'Happy Hour' menu. It definitely wasn't a good representation of this controversial, sometimes...More

Thank Evolution26
Reviewed March 5, 2018

The appetizers were excellent, especially the brussel sprouts sauteed with carmelized onions, gorgonzola, and pancetta. Soup (seared sweet pepper bisque) was tasty. Spaghetti dishes were done well, slightly al dente and well flavored. Dessert cheesecake was good too. We had two servers (one in training)...More

Thank javan49
Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

From pasta to steak you just can’t go wrong here. Everyone in our family has there favorite Dish. I seems to be our families choice to end up here for there birthday dinner. Full bar with top notch cocktails. Don’t miss out for dinner here,...More

Thank Clarjoe
Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

We were surprised by how much we enjoyed it here. Downstairs in a lovely arcade, it was reasonably quiet, had a lovely bar, open kitchen, decent seating and service, and the food was good. I found the portions to be average-to-large, and especially the sauces/dressings...More

Thank ShazDenise
Reviewed October 24, 2017

I've eaten at Abruzzi many times over the years and have always liked it; however, in the past few month I have developed dietary issues and had resigned myself to the fact that I was going to have to settle for a salad. Imagine my...More

Thank mrstuna
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

Not impressed. The food was just OK, and the prices were exhorbinate. We expected to pay for a nice dinner, don't get me wrong. The food and service didn't match the bill, though. Nice atmosphere/decor however.

Thank sally n
Reviewed July 28, 2017

I know this restaurant since inception No minestrone soup They were out of everything I wanted to order. In all Fairness it was a Sunday and no new deliveries till Monday or Tuesday. Was just very disappointed.

Thank mjgovednik
Reviewed July 16, 2017

Abruzzi has staying power. It's been in the community for probably 30 years, and its meals are consistently excellent. I met 2 friends there, and we spent about 2 hours, never feeling rushed by our lovely waitperson. I had linguini da pescara which was marvelous....More

Thank Pamwiltravel
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Angelo D
May 2, 2017|
Response from DesertRatCalifornia | Reviewed this property |
I do not know but the owners are sophisticated and knowlegible restaurateurs and I would think they would allow you to bring your own wine selection. Corkage at most restaurants is $20 but call and ask 707-826-2345
Angelo D
May 2, 2017|
Response from pgcouple | Reviewed this property |
I am unsure.
Rose S
August 18, 2015|
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Response from AbruzziArcata | Property representative |
Yes, we do! Thank you for your interest.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $32
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 791 8th St, Arcata, CA 95521-6234
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Arcata
  • Phone Number: +1 707-826-2345
Abruzzi features hand-made, organic pasta and a wide array of seafood, meats and vegetarian options with mouth-watering sauces and fresh, seasonal ingredients. We also serve hand-crafted cocktails, draft beer and cider. Join us for artisan Italian fare at prices anyone can afford.
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