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Kiantis Pizza & Pasta Bar

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1100 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4415
+1 831-469-4400
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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Medford, Oregon
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75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on a one night stay. Wanted to watch the Oregon game in the elite 8, could not find a sports bar and happened upon Kiantis. Will the bartender was great and we enjoyed the food and great service. This place was crazy busy the entire time we were there. Defiantly a ;local hangout!

Thank David L
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Kiantis Pizza & Pasta Bar is our favorite pizza place in Santa Cruz. We love to sit on their patio on a spring or summer evening and have a terrific pizza. They have a fireplace outside and heaters if it is chilly. We usually sit on the patio as Kiantis is a bit noisy inside for our tastes. Our favorite... More 

Thank David B
Level Contributor
69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

If you like Italian food and don't want to spend an arm and a leg, this place is perfect. The pizza is tossed before your eyes, so it's fresh and tasty, maybe a bit too much on the salty side. The pasta is also good, small servings, but tasty. The only problem is the noise level. It's hard to keep... More 

Thank yobbb
San Diego, California
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Visited for dinner - had the spinach, mushroom bacon calzone- was very good! Crust was slightly crunchy - really bright flavors in the filling (maybe a tad salty, but good). Family had a shrimp pasta dish that was more bland and again, a bit salty. Too cold to sit outside, but the torches looked nice at night! Waitress did not... More 

Thank Kristi O
Northern California
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Went to Kiantis for lunch with friends. Sat outside since the weather was good. Table was a little cramped up against the railing that separated the eating area from the sidewalk, but we didn't notice after we worked our way into the seats. The food was good, lots of choices and the service was outstanding.

Thank sushi4soup
Shanghai, China
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121 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

I went for dinner around Christmas time. I didn't know they do shows. This one was Christmas themed and enjoyable. The staff ranged from unenthusiastic to downright silly. Children of the staff, the cooks, EVERYONE is involved so no matter where you look, there was something to see. It by no means is a 'must see' but it was a... More 

Thank CPax99
Singapore, Singapore
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126 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

First time in Santa Cruz, not sure what to eat for dinner. It was a Sunday evening where most shops are close. There are a few restaurants to choose from on this street and we walk into Kiantis. We ordered a pizza, some buffalo wings and tomato soup. Everything taste great. The service staffs are friendly.

Thank Alex C
Oakland, California, United States
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520 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This is your average Pizza and Pasta joint. They have TVs scattered around so you could watch the game and it was pretty packed when we had dinner. Food was decent, service was good, food is average. Ok spot for a bite with friends...no frills...

Thank Dianah R
los angeles
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377 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

What could be better than pizza and salad lunch for $8. Wow I was impressed with quality and fab waitress. Thanks for a great meal

Thank Judith A
Carmel, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We went to Kiantis because of the great pasta I had in the past. We went for lunch and the service was great! Dina took care of us. But when it came to food, we asked for a slight taste of their salad dressing to sample it and the cook said no. We asked if we could split the sauces,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?