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Kiantis Pizza & Pasta Bar

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$$ - $$$
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1100 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4415
+1 831-469-4400
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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San Diego, California
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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. Too cold to sit outside, but the torches looked nice at night! Waitress did not... More 

Thank Kristi O
Northern California
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 was good, lots of choices and the service was outstanding.

Thank sushi4soup
Shanghai, China
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107 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 something to see. It by no means is a 'must see' but it was a... More 

Thank CPax99
Singapore, Singapore
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120 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 and tomato soup. Everything taste great. The service staffs are friendly.

Thank Alex C
Oakland, California, United States
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465 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
los angeles
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331 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Carmel, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

We went to Kiantis because of the great pasta I had in the past. We went for lunch and the service was great! Dina took care of us. But when it came to food, we asked for a slight taste of their salad dressing to sample it and the cook said no. We asked if we could split the sauces,... More 

Thank J O
Dubuque, Iowa
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124 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick dinner after a great beach day in Santa Cruz area. The food and service were excellent and we all highly recommend going here if in Santa Cruz. A great place to people watch on a beautiful evening. For the chilly crowd they even have several outdoor heaters so no one is uncomfortable.

Thank ahtram56
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

I went by myself for a pizza and was first disappointed they have no wifi. Which is quite essential when travelling and especially when dining on my own. The pizza was ok, nothing special, but what made it worth it was the waitress who was the sweetest ever! V good service!

Thank Anna L
Novato, California
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

We had such a fun experience at Kiantis. The food was fine but the highlight of the evening was the dancing/piazza spinning performed by the waiters! I had never heard of such a thing, but apparently there is a world competition for this, and these guys are in the top echelons. We enjoyed our Cobb salad and Kiantis pasta dish,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?