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Kiantis Pizza & Pasta Bar

1100 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4415
+1 831-469-4400
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“calzone” (11 reviews)
“pizza rolls” (4 reviews)
“spicy pasta” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1100 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4415
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The lady who owns this place had a great idea: great bistro Italian food with a fun atmosphere. On a weekend night, hang around til the pizza dough tossing show where the staff parade around the joint, the pizza tossers spinning. Some of the pizza...More

Thank RonCentralCA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place on Pacific Avenue to consume great pizza or to have a lunch with tasty sandwiches.

Thank Lee G
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

The food here is average. We had no idea of the show the staff would put on. On Friday and Saturday night they all do some practiced dances and performing to music. It made for a fun surprise. If you are in the mood for...More

Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Everything here is amazing, plus the staff takes it to the next level! If you can make it out on Friday, you should really check out their pizza tossing show. The spicy pasta is my usual go to, but everything I have tried has been...More

Thank Mamma_Monkey45
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I took my daughter, her friend and my niece to Santa Cruz to escape the heat. The girl at the front desk of the hotel recommended this place and suggested her favorite dish - the Spicy Pasta - which I ended up getting. We sat...More

Thank The_Travelin_Monkey
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Went there for dinner and enjoyed the great range of choices. The waitress was nice and there was a fun atmosphere, every half hour or so a couple of the cooks and waiters would have a little choreographed dance among the patrons which was fun...More

Thank WassimCornet
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Nice atmosphere and good food. However, the waiter got 2 out-of-four orders incorrect. If he had been less forgetful, the review would have been better.

Thank DC_Padrin0
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Pizza, Pasta, Sandwiches, Calzones, and a few other options, this place has it all. They cater to the most discerning tastes. You can get vegetarian and gluten free options. The pasta and pizza choices were pretty amazing but even if you are pickier than the...More

Thank vegetarianteacher
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

My entire family has celiacs so Italian isn't something we get to enjoy a lot. But after reading that Kiantis has gluten free options we decided to try it. Their gluten free pizzas (all 3 we ordered) were outstanding! All the toppings tasted fresh, and...More

Thank Amy A
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The place is at a very good location, stopped here for lunch and loved their food, we sat outside and I would recommend sitting outside for the lovely atmosphere. I didn't like the shrimp cocktail, but the rest of our order was great. The pizza...More

Thank Mohammed A
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Amy A
29 July 2017|
Response from Vivdog75 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can do any pizza gluten free and their is a Kiantis saute that you can order without noodles. Hope this helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1100 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4415
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-469-4400
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