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791 8th St, Arcata, CA 95521-6234
+1 707-826-2345
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

I eat at Abruzzi every time I visit Arcata and am never disappointed. My personal favorite is their carbonara which is to die for...for a very unique dessert try the Mamma Mia...vanilla ice cream drizzled with Henry's olive oil and a light sprinkling of sea salt. It is fabulous!

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

This is the place to go for dinner or drinks in Arcata. I liked the decor, and the smells and the service. The choices from the menu were more than adequate, and the food quality was better than average. This is a perfect experience and one that works for any kind of reason. Very nice. A little dark on the... More 

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128 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

This place is lovely with a comfortable atmosphere inside. The food is delicious, delicately flavored with just the right amount of garlic in most dishes. Go here if you're in the area and want to go out for a nice meal!

Thank Mary V
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Really. Great. Food. REALLY. Italian at it's finest. Northern, southern - something for everyone. Top 3 or 4 culinary experiences in the county. Go if you can afford it. You won't regret it.

1 Thank RedWouldForrest
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Had been here a few years ago and have been dreaming about their tomato basil soup ever since. We decided to make it the place we went for a very special 20th anniversary dinner. Got there around 8:30 on a Friday and had to wait 30 minutes to get in. We decided to wait since it smelled as delicious as... More 

Thank Abbeydoyle
Arcata, California
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

I went in on Friday night with Two friends. It's been awhile since I've dined at Abruzzi, and I had always enjoyed the food. This visit was a disappointment. The staff was very friendly and helpful, but the food had some problems. The prices were too expensive for the quality and quantity of food served. My friends eggplant parmesan with... More 

Thank kayecabeceira
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58 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

The service is good and the pasta is fresh, as well as the salad. It is very consistent and offers cocktails.

1 Thank tastydelight
La Paz, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Italian flavor primarily, my favorite is Chicken Saltimboca , my husband is fond of the duck. They have farm to table specials, excellent salads, desserts, and a quality wine selection. full Bar.

Thank danelle m
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

This restaurant is in between of Plaza and Mozzuttis, some times just for drinks after dinner and desert, okay desert

Thank Tony R
Sacramento, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We had planned to go to the Grill restaurant on the third floor of this building. We walked in and our son saw this restaurant and wanted Itslian, so we walked in here. Ambiance and service were really quite nice. I was very disappointed with the quality of the food. The fresh oysters tasted off. My salmon was mediocre at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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, Parking Available
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?