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Engfer Pizza Works

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537 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3451
+1 831-429-1856
16:00 - 21:30
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Los Gatos
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has excellent pizzas (not inexpensive) and is one of the only places in Santa Cruz that has interesting pizza without red sauce. The building which houses the restaurant is very dumpy and unappealing. It almost looks grungy. My advice is to get take-out so you don't have to sit in the restaurant while eating. Take the pizza to... More 

Thank JadedTourista
Walnut Creek, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Good wood-fired pizza, nice local beer selection, and a ping pong table to boot. We really enjoyed it here.

Thank 789traveler100
San Diego
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

This is a great little pizza place with a local vibe and great pizza! Their selection of micro brewed beers is pretty good, too with a selection of beers not found in most places.

Thank Halfman1
Central CA
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228 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here with family while renting a house in the Seabright Beach neighborhood. Ordered pizza at the counter, then chose own table. Large selection of drinks from the refrigerated cases. Got own drinks and brought them to table. Server brought pizza and paper plates to table. Different varieties of pizza. Pizza was good but pricey. Server came around and... More 

Thank CentralCATraveler
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

I ordered pizza by take out and did not dine in. The pizza is wood fired and placed on a sheet of cardboard wrapped in aluminum foil. Very minimalistic and non-wasteful. The pizza was thin crust and very good. Service was prompt and on time when I picked up the pizza.

Thank CaptT820
Gilroy, California
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

My husband and I decided to check this place out for dinner while visiting Santa Cruz. They pizza was great and the staff very friendly and helpful. They have checkers, backgammon, etc. that you can play while eating. They also have a self serve refrigerator full of all different kinds of beer and soda (wine is also available), it was... More 

1 Thank Teresa L
Santa Cruz, California
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404 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

I hesitated to try this as I have a limited diet. Friends were going and I tagged along. I am so glad I did. There were amazing choices. Pizza is thin crust and baked in a wood fired oven. I had a hummus pizza with no cheese and fresh tomatoes. Yumm!!! Interesting set up where you order pizza and then... More 

1 Thank JeriLG
Santa Cruz, California
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Delicious thin-crust pizza cooked in a wood-fired oven, nice salads, great drink selection, super friendly kick-back atmosphere, lots of families, ping-pong and ice cream!

1 Thank Len B
Aberdeen, Scotland
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Nice relaxed casual place for an evening pizza. Wood-fired ovens, friendly staff. Great range of help-yourself beer, wines, sodas and other drinks at the back of the place, For this European the 10" pizza was more than enough. Lots of topping choices and a vegan option for our resident healthy food eater. Reasonably priced. That's all!

1 Thank rogerlwhite
Southern Calif
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

We're in Santa Cruz once or twice a year and always seem to fit a visit to Engfer's for a pizza dinner into the trip. Pizzas are made to order and are delicious. Lots of unusual (as well as the usual) toppings are offered. The salad is tasty and gives you an illusion of a healthy meal. A big variety... More 

1 Thank KDsMom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 537 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3451
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-429-1856

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