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“Lovely New Year's Eve dinner”
Review of Gabriella Cafe

Gabriella Cafe
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Ranked #77 of 374 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Price range: $20 - $22
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Santa Cruz, California
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lovely New Year's Eve dinner”
Reviewed January 16, 2014

although it was chilly, we ate on the patio and had a delicious dinner. We can always recommend this restaurant for both the excellent meals and the lovely ambience.

  • Visited January 2014
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Toronto
Level 6 Contributor
1,102 reviews
743 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 419 helpful votes
“Really great.”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

We cannot believe a few of the last negative reviews. Service here is impecable. Food is yummy and generous and creative. A fabulous, intimate neighbourhood spot.

  • Visited November 2013
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Santa Cruz, California, United States
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“"Did you want to order anything for dinner?"”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

That's a quote from our server when she brought the entrees for the other three diners at the table. To top it off, for the price the food is merely ordinary. I don't think I need to add anything else.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Chris J
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McLean, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Adorable restaurant”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Really enjoyed Gabriella's. Very quiet on a Sunday evening but they do take reservations. Italian food, but not overly kitchsy Italian decor. The restaurant is really cute and quaint and they do have outside seating (in an enclosed porch, not on the street side) which would have been great if it was slightly warmer. We really enjoyed both of our meals (the chicken; the trout) and the house marinated olives were amazing. Very pleasant service too.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Bridget H
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Santa Cruz, California, United States
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fine dining, poetry salon”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

First Tues. of every month, 7 pm, Gabriella's hosts single local poet (Stephen Kessler, Santa Cruz poet laureate Gary Young... Others) with fine dinner --highly recommend the pan-seared ahi tuna, superbly but lightly seasoned-- followed by imaginative dessert, coffee, tea, drinks... And then the guest poet followed by discussion, Paul, the owner, a generous host... True, "cozy and friendly," attentive staff, moderately priced... Salon evenings with typically 20 to 30 guests, cross section of Santa Cruz...

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Robert S
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