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791 8th St, Arcata, CA 95521-6234
+1 707-826-2345
17:00 - 21:00
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Prince George BC
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on our way north from Napa. Very friendly service. Great food. Would recommend this place as a stop.

Thank pgcouple
Eureka, California
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here countless times and am never disappointed! Hands down some of the best cocktails in Arcata. The fish dishes are divine as is the steak cooked rare!

Thank Tree H
Arcata, California
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

As a local and having eaten here a number of times over the years, I have always been pleased with my experience at Abruzzi. The menu has a nice selection of traditional Italian meals with a variety of mostly fresh, local seafood. The food may not quite be outstanding, but it is very good. Decent wine and beverage selection. The... More 

Thank 720Davis_M
Tahoe, California
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

So loud you cannot talk. Slow service. High Price. Small servings. Good flavors. The pasta dishes are expensive and very small. Steelhead was a good serving size but under cooked and therefore a bit mushy. Overall a good dinner but very expensive for the setting and the quality.

Thank Flyboy22
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I eat at Abruzzi every time I visit Arcata and am never disappointed. My personal favorite is their carbonara which is to die for...for a very unique dessert try the Mamma Mia...vanilla ice cream drizzled with Henry's olive oil and a light sprinkling of sea salt. It is fabulous!

Thank DesertRatCalifornia
Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

This is the place to go for dinner or drinks in Arcata. I liked the decor, and the smells and the service. The choices from the menu were more than adequate, and the food quality was better than average. This is a perfect experience and one that works for any kind of reason. Very nice. A little dark on the... More 

Thank TravelPlenty5
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336 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

This place is lovely with a comfortable atmosphere inside. The food is delicious, delicately flavored with just the right amount of garlic in most dishes. Go here if you're in the area and want to go out for a nice meal!

Thank Mary V
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Really. Great. Food. REALLY. Italian at it's finest. Northern, southern - something for everyone. Top 3 or 4 culinary experiences in the county. Go if you can afford it. You won't regret it.

1 Thank RedWouldForrest
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Had been here a few years ago and have been dreaming about their tomato basil soup ever since. We decided to make it the place we went for a very special 20th anniversary dinner. Got there around 8:30 on a Friday and had to wait 30 minutes to get in. We decided to wait since it smelled as delicious as... More 

Thank Abbeydoyle
Arcata, California
1 review
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I went in on Friday night with Two friends. It's been awhile since I've dined at Abruzzi, and I had always enjoyed the food. This visit was a disappointment. The staff was very friendly and helpful, but the food had some problems. The prices were too expensive for the quality and quantity of food served. My friends eggplant parmesan with... More 

Thank kayecabeceira

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 32
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 791 8th St, Arcata, CA 95521-6234
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Arcata
  • Phone Number: +1 707-826-2345
Abruzzi features hand-made, organic pasta and a wide array of seafood, meats and vegetarian options with mouth-watering sauces and fresh, seasonal ingredients. We also serve hand-crafted cocktails, draft beer and cider. Join us for artisan Italian fare at prices anyone can afford.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?