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Lago di Como Ristorante & Pizzeria

21490 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4841
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“burrata” (6 reviews)
“pizza” (25 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21490 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4841
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A rough start but worked out well in the end. I had the seafood served with a mild tomato broth, which was delicious. It borderline on being “rich”, but wasn’t. She enjoyed the the tilapia special with a wine sauce. Our favorite was a polenta...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Reed W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you've ever dreamt of the feeling of cruising from Bellagio to Varenna on a ferry on the tranquil summer waters of Lake Como in Northern Italy or sought to find that perfect rebirth of an exquisite gastronomic experience you had while on vacation 20...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TradewindsHD
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

What you would expect from a middle of the road, safe Italian that all the family can eat at. It had a reasonable menu covering pasta and pizza, plus a few interesting specials. The service was acceptable without being amazing. The only thing we questioned...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank ChrisdPt
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Don’t miss Lago if you want a great Italian, fun dinner. The menu is varied with wonderful pasta dinners, nightly specials and various choices. I had the salmon over a bed of spinach. Good local California wines as well as from Italy. Engage with owner...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Ric S
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Just returned to Lago di Como after a few months. It's tremendous. We had the Caesar Salad and a variety of entrees and everyone enjoy his/her meal. I had one of their special chicken dishes with a chicken breast on polenta, with mushrooms, and it...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Extraordinary808702
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

As we were approaching the end of our visit to Santa Cruz my wife and I were in the mood for a good Italian dinner. We certainly found one at Lago di Como Ristorante last night. This small, but vibrant spot was well reviewed on...More

Date of visit: February 2018
2  Thank 77Zeke
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We came here for dinner to see what the difference was between lunch and dinner. It was nice. The pizza was thin crust and very authentic. Our pasta dishes were okay. I had a salon cream sauce which was very salty. My husband had another...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank timteresa0
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We had the risotto with mushrooms and it was superb! Casual place with great food and friendly service. The desserts are great too! I could eat here every week.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank ronbJ5465UZ
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We started going here again after a few bad experiences with the service and food well over a year ago. But lately both the service and the pasta dishes and salads had been very good and since the restaurant is walking distance, we were happy...More

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank WandaLetend
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Atmosphere and ambience was lovely, food was fantastic! My friend and I split the artichoke ravioli and caprese salad. Our friends with us got a pizza and the salmon and spinach dish, and pasta marinara dish. All were exceptional and everyone was happy with what...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Megan J
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25 June 2015|
Response from Sue G |
how much is the corkage fee
28 February 2015|
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Response from TERRY C | Reviewed this property |
Correct name is Lago di Como, located on East Cliff Drive, Eastside Santa Cruz.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21490 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4841
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-454-8257
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