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“Ristorante Avanti”
Review of Ristorante Avanti

Ristorante Avanti
Ranked #66 of 377 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Fine dining for twenty five years as the farm to table restaurant for Santa Cruz county. We buy the produce, seafood and animals from the people who grew them, caught them or raised them. Local cuisine with a European bent. The finest wines from Europe with local wines in that tradition. We have a full bar and patio seating. We are on Highway One open for lunch and dinner. Reservations strongly encouraged.
Reviewed April 9, 2013

On Mission St. (aka Highway #1) in Santa Cruz. Friendly staff, tasty meals, well-prepared, fresh Everything.
Imagination... only reservation is: it can be noisy! But it's a popular spot and "where the locals eat" (with their friends from out of town). Enjoy!

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

I ate at the new Ristorante Avanti which moved from down the street this past year. The space is so much bigger and it is really beautiful. The lighting is especially nice, very unique hanging lamps. But all that just adds to the great food. All of us got something different and you would be hard pressed to pick a favorite. There are daily specials too, always a fresh fish. The salads are really wonderful, my favorite is the spinach with pancetta. Even though this is an Italian restaurant there are so many other things on the menu besides the great pasta. oh, and the citrus cake with buttermilk ice cream is to die for.

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Reviewed March 22, 2013

They did a great job with this place, the atmosphere is wonderful! The food is very pricy and not a big selection. If your looking for good basic Italian food, such as spaghetti, fettuccine or angel hair, this place does not have it. I would recommend Ristorante Italiano or Lillian's kitchen if your looking for great pasta and big portions. This is one of those places that you visit once in awhile for special occasions.

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

We were taken to this terrific Italian restaurant by locals and thoroughly enjoyed our meal.The emphasis is on fresh, local and organic food. The location on Mission Street is away from downtown and the beach but only a couple minute drive.

Thank DonaB
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

This place was sort of Italian but not quite. Loved the special menu. Real interesting and special food served nicely. Nice wines too. Prices were ok.

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