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791 8th St, Arcata, CA 95521-6234
+1 707-826-2345
17:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank RedWouldForrest
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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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58 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The service is good and the pasta is fresh, as well as the salad. It is very consistent and offers cocktails.

1 Thank tastydelight
La Paz, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Italian flavor primarily, my favorite is Chicken Saltimboca , my husband is fond of the duck. They have farm to table specials, excellent salads, desserts, and a quality wine selection. full Bar.

Thank danelle m
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

This restaurant is in between of Plaza and Mozzuttis, some times just for drinks after dinner and desert, okay desert

Thank Tony R
Sacramento, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We had planned to go to the Grill restaurant on the third floor of this building. We walked in and our son saw this restaurant and wanted Itslian, so we walked in here. Ambiance and service were really quite nice. I was very disappointed with the quality of the food. The fresh oysters tasted off. My salmon was mediocre at... More 

Thank vjpers
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

I don't know how many years I have been coming here but at least 22 years and each time I am rewarded with great food and great service. Living in the SF Bay Area for 20 years I know good Italian and Abruzzo's measures up. I usually order Linguine Pescatore (like Cioppino over pasta) Fra Diavlo (spicy) and it is... More 

Thank bctahoe75
San Francisco, California
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58 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We had Kumomoto oysters on the half shell for starters and then salads and various pasta (housemade and fresh!). My fettuccini Alfredo was delicious with a few prawns thrown on for good measure. My friends had equally delicious food. Dessert was Spumoni and a flourless chocolate cake like creation that was to die for. Go! You won't be disappointed.

Thank Traveloscopy F
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Love this place. Rather dark but the food is excellent. Kids meal mac and cheese was tasty. I had baked sausage pasta dish. Maybe on the pricey side.

Thank Marc L

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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
US$13 - US$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, Bar Scene
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?