Stoped by chance on the way on e route 1. Great fresh food and service. Good selection of wine. Recommanded
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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.
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.
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
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
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
This is a popular restaurant for people from nearby University of California Santa Cruz, serving good authentic Italian food. Daily specials. Friendly efficient service.
You can't go wrong at this place. We went there twice already and both times we had good experience. Consistent quality.
In the past I was not motivated to dine here because I felt the menu was limited, but my husband and I went last night and had a good experience, sitting in a cozy booth so as not to be in the midst of a...More
This was my first time coming o this restaurant. I really liked the atmosphere. My friend I came with got a very delicious lasagna dish. It had a lot of interesting ingredients and she couldn't eat it all. I don't think the portion was that...More