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Gabriella Cafe

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910 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3802
+1 831-457-1677
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Greenville, South Carolina
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119 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Wow! is all I can say (and I rarely say that with 5 stars...) Found this place wandering around on the weekend and then back for a visit for dinner. Had an amazing butternut squash ravioli, which has appeared on menus elsewhere, but this was how it should be! Perfectly cooked, nice moderate size, great salad, bread, wine and the... More 

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Rocklin, California
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We had dinner at this restaurant last Thursday night. The food, atmosphere and service was wonderful. This is a family type establishment and it felt like dinner at someones home. The wine list is great and the food is spectacular. The pappardelle was heavenly. I would strongly suggest giving this place a try and I know we will be back.

Thank Robert95765
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I really like Gabriella's and have had many good dinners there. However, trying out lunch was disappointing. Like many Santa Cruz restaurants, the food quality has really risen in the past five years, but somehow the restaurants don't seem that happy that people are coming. The vibe was so nonchalant as to be un-caring. The waiter manager took orders and... More 

Thank frank t
Santa Cruz, California, United States
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103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is always a tough place to get into and for good reason. We tried this place for restaurant week and reservations were limited a week in advance and on a Monday no less. That speaks for the great reputation this place has. They did not disappoint anyone in my party. Everything was great from the Caesar salad for an... More 

Thank Paul B
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Having enjoyed Gabriella's so much the first time around, my partner's mother booked a table for his 30th birthday meal. Having booked by phone and then followed up by actually visiting in person to select the table (because we'd be dining with a new born), imagine her utter disappointment when we all arrived on the night with no table with... More 

1 Thank anielamurphy
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We called here for a lunch and were not disappointed. My wife had a delicious smoked salmon meal and I had a burger which had been made on premises. The waiter Mike was excellent . The atmosphere in here was warm and laid back . They also carry an extensive drink blister to cater for all

Thank Mervyn E
Santa Cruz, California
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a very special local restaurant with excellent food and charming atmosphere. It is cozy but quiet so that you can have a conversation. Creative dishes and they serve hard cider as well as other wine and beer beverages. Very special.

Thank leabird
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Gabriella Cafe is the real deal with FRESH. Owner Paul ushered-in the downtown farmers' market and the local farm-to-table movement. No need to ask if the fish of the day is a sustainable catch, cuz Paul's got your back on that. Although the wine list includes some of the best reasonably priced wines from the world, I appreciate the emphasis... More 

Thank SFTheaterDistrict
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I have been a customer of Gabriella's Cafe for 15 years and have enjoyed many romantic and intimate evenings there. The restaurant is on the first floor of a house, which offers a cozy and personal environment. They even have a collection of reading glasses for those squinting at the menu in the soft light. The cuisine emphasizes local, seasonable,... More 

Thank Leah T
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

My favorite date spot in Santa Cruz, more so for the food than the ambiance. The food is fresh, local, quality, and cooked to perfection. My only issue is with reservations. I've made reservations on multiple occasions for a specific table; on more than one occasion they had seated people at our reserved table. I would understand if the restaurant... More 

Thank Cameron B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$22
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 910 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3802
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-457-1677

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?