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Ristorante Avanti

1917 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5215
+1 831-427-0135
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“fusilli” (5 reviews)
“chicken” (9 reviews)
“salad” (10 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1917 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5215
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

So glad my mom had us take her here a couple of weeks ago. Great service, very charming atmosphere, LOVE the hanging lamps from the owners' travels. Linguine with clams was good, my husband loved the spaghetti bolognese. Wine was a little overpriced, but we...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 27 November 2018

This is an informal neighborhood pizza & more place. Had dinner here, had one of the pasta dishes, it was quite good. The wine portion was small; I asked the waitress to check back soon as I'd need another glass. Mistake! At first it was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jimlynch22
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Calamari was excellent, salads were excellent. Main courses were fine.. the fusilli with chicken was very underseasoned. Desserts were excellent. Service was weird. They were attentive. Very attentive. Too attentive. We would barely put our fork down and they wanted to clear the table. And...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bl1416
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Three friends and I decided to eat a gourmet meal at home, so we went to Ristorante Avanti and sat at the bar with a drink while we waited for our order to be made. The drinks were lovely and the service great, and once...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Judith A
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Stoped by chance on the way on e route 1. Great fresh food and service. Good selection of wine. Recommanded

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank NoamA
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Super good food. Service good except server kept asking one in our group if she wanted a drink or wine...she doesn't drink....so that was a bit annoying. Other than that, fresh and local food. Prepared with a bit of flare. Casual atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank 8212jackie
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Wonder local place with great and affordable Italian cuisine. We've eaten there with family and friends from work for lunch and dinner. It has never disappointed. Great for our work-related celebrations.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank P2607KXmichaelt
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Was visiting Santa Cruz solo for one night and wanted to go to a restaurant that wasn't a chain or fast food joint. Ristoranti Avanti is a great neighborhood restaurant with a cozy Italian restaurant vibe. It didn't start off great; I wasn't greeted right...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Dale L
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

I called 20 minutes prior to my arrival and the hostess explained they could not make a reservation for me but assured me they would take good care of me when I arrived. I was dining alone seated immediately at a perfect table when I...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank luvw
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We came with friends we had not seen in a very long time so ultimately, we were just happy to share a meal with our friends. The calamari was not good-very thin, chewy and tasteless. We ordered the Garganelli dish which I expected would be...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Jenna P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$35
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1917 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5215
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-427-0135
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.
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