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La Posta Restaurant

538 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3421
+1 831-457-2782
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (17 reviews)
“antipasti” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
538 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3421
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

We enjoyed our meal so much, that we made reservations for the 2nd night when we walked out. Both nights the food was very fresh. The wine list is good, and our waiter made a great suggestion. We will come back! Oh yes, and don't...More

Thank Kelsey1976
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Food was exceptional, the wait staff on point, great wine suggestions. We had treh porzioni but, and I'm assuming, there appeared to be an owner milling about ( the bar in particular) who changed the atmosphere the minute she walked through the door ? Very...More

4  Thank Esteban B
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We came here out because the restaurants around were packed. The prices are very expensive, even without drinks. Our salad was just lettuce and a little sprinkle of cheese. Our pizza was good, but was also very pricey. The pasta was okay, but nothing great....More

2  Thank timteresa0
Reviewed 23 May 2017

La Posta never misses. Varied menu with weekly changes. Artistic preparation and presentation. My wife's favorite because the menu is different than other restaurants with local ingredients prepared wonderfully. Been coming here for years. Comfortable, a little high priced but worth it.

1  Thank Ric S
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We've been going here for at least five years, about six times a year. The food is always excellent, although it's tough to tell which dishes will be best from the menu descriptions. This time I had a wonderful salad with kumquats. Anything with nettles...More

2  Thank Caliber01
Reviewed 11 April 2017

La Posta is one of the best Italian restaurants that I have ever enjoyed. I am continually impressed with their culinary skill at every visit. Last night was another home run offering with each person in our six person group duly pleased with their meals....More

2  Thank Charles S
Reviewed 6 March 2017

and has been for many years. great pasta dishes, wonderful pizzas, good wine list at reasonable prices, warm wait staff. low key, informal. just great food. and easy parking. I almost forgot to mention that they bake terrific bread in house.

4  Thank kurt3650
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We have been to this restaurant at least 3 or 4 times and enjoyed our dinners. The setting is very casual and we have had some excellent dishes, especially some appetizers from the daily specials. We have also had some fairly mundane items and that...More

2  Thank Jerry F
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We live in the Bay Area and I chose this restaurant for our overnight in Santa Cruz. We were expecting decent Italian food based on reviews, but it way surpassed our expectations. My husband thought the pasta here is better than SPQR in SF! We...More

3  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Leaving to go there in a few minutes for neighborhood night. Do this fairly regularly...pasta or pizza and a glass of house wine for $17. Food is delicious, service is good and the ambiance is relaxed. One of our go-to spots.

3  Thank bruceberwald
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 538 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3421
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-457-2782
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