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Ristorante Italiano

555 Soquel Ave, Ste 150, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2336
+1 831-458-2321
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (8 reviews)
“minestrone” (2 reviews)
“baked potato” (2 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
555 Soquel Ave, Ste 150, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2336
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Reviewed May 18, 2017

Not my favorite place. The first impression is a smell of sewage as you enter the door. Not the restaurants fault as this is in a larger building, but a real turnoff when entering a place to eat. The food was mediocre at best for...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed April 10, 2017

The food is tasty and drinks are equally well prepared, but it's gotten to feel old and needs a refurbishing....a modernizing up. Especially the bathrooms in the building. They always stink and I try not to have to use them. The best special is on...More

Thank santacruzmoose
Reviewed February 20, 2017

Sadly, this wonderful restaurant stopped doing weekday lunch, so I won't be returning as I cannot drive at night. But, if you are in the area looking for a good Italian meal at reasonable prices, you can definitely go here! A beautiful dining area in...More

Thank Judybookdoc
Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

Nice restaurant with a classy and relaxing feeling in a characteristic building. I had great ravioli filled with mushroom and a sort of chocolate fudge cake with a cinnamon hint. They have daily specials that allow you to order one or more dishes for half...More

Thank DavideInUK
Reviewed February 1, 2017

I ordered chicken marsala and received chicken piccata. I told the waitress that I ordered marsala not piccata. She apologized and stated that the marsala would be out in 5 minutes. It took 20 minutes. But, the entree was considerably smaller (about half the size)....More

Thank PeeWeeReese
Reviewed November 8, 2016

Historic Dominican Hospital Building transformed. We dined and reminisced of days gone by. We have a lot of family history in that building. Superb service, excellent & fabulous dining and history.

Thank Jean G
Reviewed October 24, 2016

We walked up the hill to this restaurant, and we were surprised by the coziness of the place. Food was above average. Enjoyed the salmon and found it very fresh.

Thank Mike G
Reviewed September 9, 2016

Had dinner & drinks there tonight. It was excellent. Waitress Star was a star! She was very helpful and accommodating. We actually sat at the bar and ate. The bartender was also very nice, although I forgot his name, young man. The fried artichoke appetizer...More

Thank MexnMc
Reviewed September 4, 2016

Restaurante Italiano has been one of our favorite restaurants in Santa Cruz since it was in Soquel. We hadn't been there in a year and recently had dinner there when our son was visiting from Hawaii. We were surprised to find that they changed their...More

Thank jjy55
Reviewed August 10, 2016

Eggplant is like homemade and served with veggies, good lunch. Baked potato dessert is to die for enough for 4 guests. Pesto is my favorite. Everything here is good

Thank catc0x
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Tamara M
August 17, 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $23
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
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
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 555 Soquel Ave, Ste 150, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2336
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-458-2321
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