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Tony and Alba's Pizza and Pasta

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817 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2132
+1 831-425-8669
11:00 - 21:00
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This location used to have good pizza and service. Maybe they've sold it because the last two visits our orders were incorrect. We ordered a pizza and added a topping which they forgot, but didn't forget to charge us for. When brought to their attention they took the already cooked pizza back, added the pepperoni on top and stuck it... More 

Thank Juliegtravels
Olympia, Washington
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We ate lunch here, had the lunch special which included a slice of pizza, salad and a drink. The slice was really two pieces, the salad was very generous and had lots of veggies in it. Good flavorful crust. Friendly service.

Thank samorris77
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133 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

For more than a decade, nearly every take out pizza my family has ordered has been from this location of Tony & Alba's. They keep your previous orders on file, which is handy for recalling what size we usually get. We like the Tony's Gourmet, which is loaded with specialty Italian meats, cheese and olives. We've recently returned from almost... More 

Thank Linda B
santa cruz, ca
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

I used to go here all the time. Their slices and salads were very good. Something has changed with the cheese, and the quality is not what it was. The pine nuts on the pesto are bitter and the only way I get pesto now is if I order a whole pizza. The pesto slices are not very good anymore.... More 

Thank santacruztravelgirl
Management response:

Your right. About three years ago I started shredding the cheese in the store from fresh cheese blocks. Although more expensive his was done because it make the cheese fresher and creamer. Pre-shredded cheese is packaged with either wheat flour or rice flour to that the cheese does not stick together. This thickens the cheese and dries it out as... More 

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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Was visiting in the area for a night and saw an ad for it in my hotel. Called in to order and the guy on the phone was super nice :) it was so easy to place the order. Great service when I went to go pick it up. Everyone was really nice. Got the wings and Italian style pizza.... More 

Thank Getlin U
Santa Cruz, California
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115 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Far more diverse than chain pizzas, menu includes breakfast and dessert styles as well as unique "traditional" pies. You can definitely taste the home made difference in pizzas as well as pastas and soup-salad offerings.

Thank Alida S
Woodinville, Washington
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355 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015

We ordered pizzas and salad here. There's a big menu and everything sounds really good when you read about it. The pizzas were pretty good, but I give the salad low marks. There was a lot of lettuce and very few toppings. The price of the salad was comparable to a nice salad in a cafe, but the quality of... More 

Thank Brin651
Reardan, Washington
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250 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

Ordered a small pizza to be delivered to my hotel room. Ordered a pepperoni, sausage, mushroom, and olive pizza. There was plenty of pepperoni. VERY little sausage or olives and not a single mushroom slice could be found (perhaps it was on there but i certainly couldn't find it). So, no mushrooms! There wasn't more than a couple of tablespoons... More 

1 Thank Bolero49
Management response:

We put the mushrooms under the cheese so they don't dry out in the oven. Sorry you had a bad experience. You never mentioned how delicious it was. Dave More 

Ft. Dick
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2015

Fantastic pizza...and lots of other things definitely Italian! They have games for the kids (no matter how old!) in an alcove, so the noise doesn't disturb the culinary delights!

Thank DRaintree
Santa Cruz, California
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211 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2015

tony and Alba's is just a great Pizza Parlor for Family, Friends and meetings. The pizza is creative and of course there's gluten free!

Thank Libi K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 817 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2132
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-425-8669

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