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Kiantis Pizza & Pasta Bar

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1100 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4415
+1 831-469-4400
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“calzone” (10 reviews)
“pizza rolls” (2 reviews)
“dough balls” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
1100 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4415
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a pizza place which serves really good, well prepared pizza. We ordered a family sized salad and a 10" veggie pizza which was more than enough for two people. Both were excellent.

Thank Nigel B
Reviewed April 4, 2017

We were on a one night stay. Wanted to watch the Oregon game in the elite 8, could not find a sports bar and happened upon Kiantis. Will the bartender was great and we enjoyed the food and great service. This place was crazy busy...More

Thank David L
Reviewed March 20, 2017

Kiantis Pizza & Pasta Bar is our favorite pizza place in Santa Cruz. We love to sit on their patio on a spring or summer evening and have a terrific pizza. They have a fireplace outside and heaters if it is chilly. We usually sit...More

Thank David B
Reviewed March 14, 2017

If you like Italian food and don't want to spend an arm and a leg, this place is perfect. The pizza is tossed before your eyes, so it's fresh and tasty, maybe a bit too much on the salty side. The pasta is also good,...More

Thank yobbb
Reviewed January 23, 2017

Visited for dinner - had the spinach, mushroom bacon calzone- was very good! Crust was slightly crunchy - really bright flavors in the filling (maybe a tad salty, but good). Family had a shrimp pasta dish that was more bland and again, a bit salty....More

Thank Kristi O
Reviewed January 15, 2017

Went to Kiantis for lunch with friends. Sat outside since the weather was good. Table was a little cramped up against the railing that separated the eating area from the sidewalk, but we didn't notice after we worked our way into the seats. The food...More

Thank sushi4soup
Reviewed December 22, 2016

I went for dinner around Christmas time. I didn't know they do shows. This one was Christmas themed and enjoyable. The staff ranged from unenthusiastic to downright silly. Children of the staff, the cooks, EVERYONE is involved so no matter where you look, there was...More

Thank CPax99
Reviewed December 14, 2016

First time in Santa Cruz, not sure what to eat for dinner. It was a Sunday evening where most shops are close. There are a few restaurants to choose from on this street and we walk into Kiantis. We ordered a pizza, some buffalo wings...More

Thank Alex C
Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

This is your average Pizza and Pasta joint. They have TVs scattered around so you could watch the game and it was pretty packed when we had dinner. Food was decent, service was good, food is average. Ok spot for a bite with friends...no frills...

Thank Dianah R
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

What could be better than pizza and salad lunch for $8. Wow I was impressed with quality and fab waitress. Thanks for a great meal

Thank Judith A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
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: +1 831-469-4400
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