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Gabriella Cafe

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910 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3802
+1 831-457-1677
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Today
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I really like Gabriella's and have had many good dinners there. However, trying out lunch was disappointing. Like many Santa Cruz restaurants, the food quality has really risen in the past five years, but somehow the restaurants don't seem that happy that people are coming. The vibe was so nonchalant as to be un-caring. The waiter manager took orders and... More 

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Thank frank t
Santa Cruz, California, United States
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95 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is always a tough place to get into and for good reason. We tried this place for restaurant week and reservations were limited a week in advance and on a Monday no less. That speaks for the great reputation this place has. They did not disappoint anyone in my party. Everything was great from the Caesar salad for an... More 

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Thank Paul B
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Having enjoyed Gabriella's so much the first time around, my partner's mother booked a table for his 30th birthday meal. Having booked by phone and then followed up by actually visiting in person to select the table (because we'd be dining with a new born), imagine her utter disappointment when we all arrived on the night with no table with... More 

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Llangollen
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We called here for a lunch and were not disappointed. My wife had a delicious smoked salmon meal and I had a burger which had been made on premises. The waiter Mike was excellent . The atmosphere in here was warm and laid back . They also carry an extensive drink blister to cater for all

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Thank Mervyn E
Santa Cruz, California
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a very special local restaurant with excellent food and charming atmosphere. It is cozy but quiet so that you can have a conversation. Creative dishes and they serve hard cider as well as other wine and beer beverages. Very special.

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Thank leabird
California
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Gabriella Cafe is the real deal with FRESH. Owner Paul ushered-in the downtown farmers' market and the local farm-to-table movement. No need to ask if the fish of the day is a sustainable catch, cuz Paul's got your back on that. Although the wine list includes some of the best reasonably priced wines from the world, I appreciate the emphasis... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I have been a customer of Gabriella's Cafe for 15 years and have enjoyed many romantic and intimate evenings there. The restaurant is on the first floor of a house, which offers a cozy and personal environment. They even have a collection of reading glasses for those squinting at the menu in the soft light. The cuisine emphasizes local, seasonable,... More 

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Thank Leah T
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

My favorite date spot in Santa Cruz, more so for the food than the ambiance. The food is fresh, local, quality, and cooked to perfection. My only issue is with reservations. I've made reservations on multiple occasions for a specific table; on more than one occasion they had seated people at our reserved table. I would understand if the restaurant... More 

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Thank Cameron B
san jose, ca
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

So I go to this much beloved restaurant to try out brunch. Seeing I have always loved the dinners I have had here I thought brunch would be equally wonderful. I ordered eggs over easy with hash and potatoes. Eggs came over hard so I ask for them to please redo just the eggs. Eggs came over hard. What dismayed... More 

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Thank soffeec
San Diego California
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

This is a cozy little restaurant which we enjoyed. Food was good and portions were very generous. My duck was perfect and my husband enjoyed his rib eye. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. If in Santa Cruz again would definitely return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$22
Cuisine
Italian, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 910 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3802
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-457-1677

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