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Ristorante Avanti

1917 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5215
+1 831-427-0135
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“garganelli” (2 reviews)
“polenta” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1917 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5215
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1 - 10 of 136 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I called 20 minutes prior to my arrival and the hostess explained they could not make a reservation for me but assured me they would take good care of me when I arrived. I was dining alone seated immediately at a perfect table when I...More

Thank Luv W
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We came with friends we had not seen in a very long time so ultimately, we were just happy to share a meal with our friends. The calamari was not good-very thin, chewy and tasteless. We ordered the Garganelli dish which I expected would be...More

Thank Jenna P
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is a popular restaurant for people from nearby University of California Santa Cruz, serving good authentic Italian food. Daily specials. Friendly efficient service.

Thank cleoch
Reviewed 19 March 2017

You can't go wrong at this place. We went there twice already and both times we had good experience. Consistent quality.

Thank Scruz101
Reviewed 17 February 2017

In the past I was not motivated to dine here because I felt the menu was limited, but my husband and I went last night and had a good experience, sitting in a cozy booth so as not to be in the midst of a...More

Thank judiriva
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This was my first time coming o this restaurant. I really liked the atmosphere. My friend I came with got a very delicious lasagna dish. It had a lot of interesting ingredients and she couldn't eat it all. I don't think the portion was that...More

Thank timteresa0
Reviewed 5 January 2017

My first visit to this restaurant - a business meeting. The food was excellent! I ordered the brussels sprouts and my companion ordered a terrific rock cod served over roasted vegetables. The food was delicious, presented attractively and the portions were just right. The staff...More

Thank Joan L
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I've been going to Avanti for over two decades but unfortunately, after my experience last evening, I'm afraid I'll not be going back. My wife and I have been loyal patrons and supporters over the years, recommending Avanti to friends and business colleagues, but last...More

1  Thank JSGer
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Rustic friendly atmosphere. I sat at the bar and the bartender (Katie) was amazing. She is a great mixologist, fun to watch and interact with her while she is mixing spirits. The rest of the staff and patrons were also friendly and engaging. Tried a...More

Thank JRCAL67
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I have to tell you that Ristorante Avanti has been our go-to place for probably 15 years, in both locations. Recently, however, I have had some doubts that I want to share with the owners. During a recent dinner for four, we were surprised at...More

Thank Chuck, Santa Cruz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 35
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:30
Saturday
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1917 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5215
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-427-0135
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Description
Fine dining for twenty five years as the farm to table restaurant for Santa Cruz county. We buy the produce, seafood and animals from the people who grew them, caught them or raised them. Local cuisine with a European bent. The finest wines from Europe with local wines in that tradition. We have a full bar and patio seating. We are on Highway One open for lunch and dinner. Reservations strongly encouraged.
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