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1522 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3903
+1 831-427-9900
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
Travelers talk about
“truffles” (13 reviews)
“moles” (9 reviews)
“salad” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1522 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3903
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing desserts! A friend and I shared the small Desert Orgy. It's an amazing sampler platter! I feel like I should have been charged a lot more for how tasty it all was! ONLY $13.50 and we couldn't even finished it!

Thank Sportygrlusa
Reviewed June 13, 2017

Two of us had a wonderful lunch here recently. We got tables outside on a shady patio next to a fountain. The service was excellent. Very casual and friendly. My friend had the polenta and I had the salmon with miso. Mine came with "potato...More

Thank ellenmac
Reviewed June 1, 2017

I spent full day presenting a workshop in Santa Cruz, and my host described the best hot chocolate and a light dinner. I jumped at this as I was losing my voice. Right next to a wonderful indie book store on the promenade, this is...More

Thank Grace S
Reviewed April 10, 2017

We ordered the antipasto and the polenta cakes with sauces. Oh, and a tangerine soda. All absolutely delicious, with robust Italian flavors. We sat inside where it was a warm and woody atmosphere, and the servers were chatty and friendly. Would be happy to return.

Thank TCKtraveler8
Reviewed February 16, 2017

Ate here with my mom, husband and 3 year old daughter. We went early in the night since we had a little one with us. The food was average and service was spotty. The restaurant was definitely not kid friendly. I'd say the highlight was...More

Thank Nicole M
Reviewed February 16, 2017

CHOCOLATE wins my vote every time because they serve excellent full dinners until late, and it's always quite delicious! The signature chicken mole and the chocolate-tinged pork roast are favorites, but what beats them all are the artisanal chocolate sausage — the chocolate comes across...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed February 13, 2017

One of my favorites. Sit outside if you can. Delicious Mole. Good mushroom soup. The BEST hot chocolate.

Thank Khutton56
Reviewed January 15, 2017

Stopped in for dinner and decided to try their pasta rosettes--WOW! Now I want to figure out how to make some as I won't be able to get them anywhere else! Staff is friendly and efficient. Homemade chicken soup was wonderful also! Beautiful setting right...More

Thank BorisMurchant
Reviewed January 4, 2017

We've previously been to this very nice little restaurant for deserts after a show but decided to try it for lunch. Two of us had the roast chicken pie which was absolutely delcious and very unique. Perfect for a cool winter day! Left with fully...More

Thank Particia C
Reviewed October 30, 2016

We ate here for lunch. The staff was very helpful and the outside cafe was beautiful. Almost every entree had some chocolate in it. The food was very good and you hardly tasted the chocolate.

Thank Edward S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1522 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3903
    (Cooper Street)
  • Public Transportation: Metro bus station with links to San Jose, three blocks away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-427-9900
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