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Caffe Lucio - CLOSED

381 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2305
+1 831-427-0164
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
22 May 2016
“Most disappointing "Italian" food I've ever had”
8 Mar 2016
“very good fresh homemade italian food”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
381 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2305
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

I absolutely love Italian food, but generally am not a huge fan of chains. When I called, they insisted that I have a reservation, which I made. When I arrived, I was the only person in the place at 6:30 pm on Sunday evening. Only...More

Thank Allan P
Reviewed 9 March 2016

very good spaghetti with meatballs, pasta and seafood everything is really good with quality and expensive

Thank Suzie B
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

We needed a late night dinner and were directed here by the hotel staff across the street. The Caffè had very good food and was not very busy at that time. We ordered off the regular menu although they had several tempting specials. The service...More

Thank Jbonebrake
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Moved in recently and found this great restaurant by accident. I have been there several times since and have had nothing on the menu that has not been excellent! The service is excellent and the atmosphere is wonderful, especially for families and kids. Couples will...More

Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

Came to visit my friend who is a Santa Cruz local- she turned me onto this GEM. I consider myself a picky Italuan food eater (I've been to Italy 6x, more trips planned!) I was COMPLETELY BLOW AWAY BY THIS PLACE! The best pasta del...More

Thank mizzvick
Reviewed 10 December 2015

This restaurant is a tribute to 1977. If you like the movie Saturday Night Fever and Italian food, and you don't mind damaging your hearing, this is the place. The theme of the restaurant is actually hurting the dining experience instead of enhancing it. My...More

Thank CarlyK6789
Reviewed 21 October 2015

I'm an Insanity Cruz (that's what "locals" call Santa Cruz) Caffe Lucio fanatic. Lucio is now deceased, and his wife, Miriam, is running the restaurant. She's a sweetheart and always has her eyes open to what's going on with the food and service. Any time...More

Thank Roberta M
Reviewed 23 August 2015

ate outside, staff friendly, great little Italy dishes. Wine was good, portions were not skimpy. Busy but staff was really nice.

Thank Rosa B
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

What looks to be an Italian restaurant is really a over-priced plate of over-cooked spaghetti, frozen meatballs, with crazy loud dance music, disco balls and strobe lights blasting in the dining room. What??!! It's like they didn't know if they wanted to be a cheesy...More

Thank KristinMac1
Reviewed 15 June 2015

My husband and I chose this restaurant mainly out of convenience since it was basically across the street from our hotel (Best Western All Suites Inn). The food was pretty average Italian. Our service was good. It seemed a little crowded and noisy so it...More

Thank Debbie J
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Restaurant Details

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USD 25 - USD 45
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Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 381 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-427-0164
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