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Kiantis Pizza & Pasta Bar

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1100 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4415
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came to Kiantis for our first date night in a while. We had fiesta pizza and a grilled chicken sandwich with pizza rolls as an appetizer. Everything was super good and I'm sure we'll come back.

Thank Mike C
San Francisco, California
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54 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend wanted to try Kianti's, so we went for a late lunch. Having eaten in many great inexpensive pizza and pasta places in Europe, I have to say only Americans would think the food at this place merits a visit. The pasta combinations are, for the most part, odd. Ingredients seem to be added in the belief that more... More 

Thank Terre2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

the whole thing was a miss. maybe we came at the wrong time... service was slow and sparse, the food was mostly ok. won't do a second visit, unfortunately.

Thank thekidh
Cali, Colombia
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our Friday night visit with kids. The food was really good, service excellent and the surprise of the night was the show from all the waiters and cooks which made for a really fun atmosphere. The kids loved it. Well worth a visit.

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Mountain View, CA
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111 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pizzas were good but nothing to write home about.. Lasagna was very good and a huge portion. On Fridays and Saturdays, the waiters put on a little dance/music show, complete with a pizza dough spinner. Nice bit of entertainment. The kids can get a pizza doughball to play with while they wait for the food. Make sure you get there... More 

Thank Dave W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here twice, mostly because of the out-of-this world pesto cream sauce that you can get on almost any kind of pasta. Tried pizzas and pastas and everything was very good, especially the house garlic-cheese bread. Its a busy place with indoor and outdoor seating. However, the service was hit or miss. Everyone was very friendly, but there would... More 

Thank J R
Santa Cruz, California
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pizza is Delicious! It's a great place to bring your out of town guests they will enjoy the fun dance show the waitresses and waiters put on while having dinner.

Thank Marci5
Belfast, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

The title says it all. I had buffalo "chicken" pasta. Since when was chicken dense and powdery? Also where did they find such cheap tasting pasta? My wife had an average enough hawaiian pizza. Although the toppings stopped approx 2 inches from the edges which were so overdone she couldn't eat them. Service was also relatively poor.

Thank Andrew M
Capitola, California
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Our family really loves Kianti's. We try something new every time and it's always delicious. We had ravioli with garlic sauce and a Capresi pizza. I think this pizza is my new favorite. The drinks and cocktails are always great too. I had the equivalent of a Lemon Drop. Boy was it good!!!

Thank danammf
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172 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

The food was decent, but nothing remarkable. We got individual size salad and pizza and it was enough for my wife and I. Unfortunately, the center of the pizza wasn't crispy and a little soggy. The salad was good but not great. All in all, it was a decent meal, but for the price I expected a bit more. I... More 

Thank Robert M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1100 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4415
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-469-4400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?