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La Posta Restaurant

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) #35 of 289 Restaurants in Santa Cruz $$ - $$$, Italian, Gluten Free Options
538 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3421
+1 831-457-2782
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  • Excellent54%
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  • Average4%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
538 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3421
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been going here for at least five years, about six times a year. The food is always excellent, although it's tough to tell which dishes will be best from the menu descriptions. This time I had a wonderful salad with kumquats. Anything with nettles...More

Thank Caliber01
Reviewed April 10, 2017

La Posta is one of the best Italian restaurants that I have ever enjoyed. I am continually impressed with their culinary skill at every visit. Last night was another home run offering with each person in our six person group duly pleased with their meals....More

1  Thank Charles S
Reviewed March 6, 2017

and has been for many years. great pasta dishes, wonderful pizzas, good wine list at reasonable prices, warm wait staff. low key, informal. just great food. and easy parking. I almost forgot to mention that they bake terrific bread in house.

3  Thank kurt3650
Reviewed February 13, 2017

We have been to this restaurant at least 3 or 4 times and enjoyed our dinners. The setting is very casual and we have had some excellent dishes, especially some appetizers from the daily specials. We have also had some fairly mundane items and that...More

2  Thank Jerry F
Reviewed February 12, 2017

We live in the Bay Area and I chose this restaurant for our overnight in Santa Cruz. We were expecting decent Italian food based on reviews, but it way surpassed our expectations. My husband thought the pasta here is better than SPQR in SF! We...More

3  Thank Susan M
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Leaving to go there in a few minutes for neighborhood night. Do this fairly regularly...pasta or pizza and a glass of house wine for $17. Food is delicious, service is good and the ambiance is relaxed. One of our go-to spots.

3  Thank bruceberwald
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Excellent Italian food! The specials are always creative and really good. They have a great menu with one of my favorite short ribs in town. Excellent wine and Moretti Amber (right now my favorite Italian brew). The service is also top notch! Great for a...More

4  Thank 2tundra
Reviewed August 18, 2016

great restaurant with excellent food. we really enjoyed it and would recommend it. staff were very friendly.

4  Thank mingk332
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Specials included squid from Monterey - very fresh and house made pasta. The main was perfectly cooked chicken breast sliced and wrapped with speck - smoky, crispy. Delicioso!

2  Thank rock2ridge
Reviewed July 18, 2016

Pizza, pasta, homemade bread. Lovely small restaurant. Short walk from the Boardwalk. Would totally recommend for a nice but reasonably priced dinner.

3  Thank Nancy N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 538 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3421
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-457-2782
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