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Main Street Garden - CLOSED

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US$ 15 - US$ 28
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Italian
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Dinner
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ANTIPASTI, INSALATE, E ZUPPA‎
$4.00
Spicy pickled veggies
house made pickled variety of vegetables from local farms
$5.00
Warm House-Marinated Olives
$12.00
Burrata, apple, membrillo, pickled summer squash, olive oil, crostini
$9.00
Chicken croquettes, garden greens, tarragon, mustard cream
$21.00
Artisanal salumi, Garden Variety Hollyhock, mostarda, giardiniera, oregano flat bread
$7.00
Arugula, apple, celery root, gorgonzola dressing, breadcrumbs
$6.00
Lettuces, pomegranate, pepitas, fennel, cannonau vinaigrette
$6.00
Seasonal vegetarian soup
HOUSE-MADE PASTA‎
$15.00
Cavatappi, house-made pesto
Cavatappi is macaroni formed in a curly, swirly, spiral tube shape.  Literally it means a corkscrew.
$16.00
Ricotta gnocchi, garden greens, garlic, tomato sauce, parmesan
$16.00
Spaghetti alla carbonara, bacon, egg, garden dandelion, black pepper, pecorino
A classic Rome pasta with a twist with a great local veggie
$17.00
Garden borage pappardelle, beef ragu, garden chard, tomato sauce, parmesan
The borage leaves are used to give a green color to the house-made flat large noodles
WOOD-FIRED PIZZA‎
$15.00
Garden vegetables special
Weekly change because we use the fresh vegetables from our onsite garden
$15.00
Burrata, garden chicory pesto, tomato sauce, parmesan
$15.00
House-made beef pepperoni, garden escarole, garlic, tomato sauce, mozzarella
$15.00
Pork sausage, garden escarole, chile flake, tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella
ENTREES‎
$21.00
Celery root & spinach ciambotta, poached egg, fennel, olives, pecorino
Ciambotta is a typical southern italian stew of seasonal vegetables. The egg adds a nice taste and protein to the dish
$23.00
Lamb meatballs, farro & mushroom ragu, roasted cauliflower, candy cap sauce, Hollyhock cheese
Farro is an ancient tuscany grain
$27.00
Smoked pork shoulder, roasted garlic polenta, broccoli, toasted almond
Seasonal sustainable fish
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Reviewed 26 February 2015

I ordered chicken soup- it said it came with a fried egg. I thought that sounded cool, different stages of chicken. Unfortunately the menu failed to state that an entire HEAD of a DEAD BIRD was also going to be in the soup bowl as...More

Date of visit: November 2014
Thank kdeschesnes
Reviewed 22 July 2014

A perfect choice for a fine summer's eve, Main Street Garden is worth seeking out if you're visiting the Santa Cruz area. You can dine on the outdoor patio in view of the garden where fresh vegetables and herbs are harvested for that evening's preparations,...More

Date of visit: July 2014
Thank judiriva
Reviewed 14 July 2014

If you don't know about Main Street Garden Cafe, you won't find it. It's a hidden gem that I thought twice about writing a review about, but it was such a special meal that they need to be shared. It was a beautiful dining experience...More

Date of visit: July 2014
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We had one of their wood-fired pizza. Best ever. My grandson had magnificent gnocchi, and my daughter the Halibut. All superb!

Date of visit: May 2014
Thank Jwscheer
Reviewed 25 May 2014

We hadn't been here in years and tried it again last night. We thoroughly enjoyed our food. Everything was fresh, unique, and tasted light, healthy, and delicious. The service was excellent and prices were reasonable. I'm not sure why it's not busier-we are locals and...More

Date of visit: May 2014
Thank ftlauderdalenative
Reviewed 22 January 2014

This is our go-to place whenever we come down from the Bay Area to Santa Cruz. The food here is wonderful, especially the braised dishes, the pastas and the pizzas from the wood-fired oven. The food is fresh, seasonal and local. Much of the produce...More

Date of visit: January 2014
Thank Bob C
Reviewed 29 August 2013

Delicious appetizers and pizza baked in the wood fired oven. Sitting on the garden patio is delightful. We will definitely go back.

Date of visit: August 2013
Thank JRJayhawk
Reviewed 24 June 2013

Four of us dined here on a Friday night. Initial impression wasn't too great when all the water and wine glasses looked pretty cloudy and gross (probably clean, but whatever they use for washing glasses doesn't leave them clear). We only had one appetizer (beet...More

Date of visit: June 2013
Thank robert h
Reviewed 19 May 2013

Having loved going to the old "Theo's" for many years, we were thrilled to see the lovingly maintained gardens, taste the creative & delicious foods prepared at Main Street Garden. They even have chickens at the end of their property! Sit outside or inside, it's...More

Date of visit: May 2013
Thank ckf722
Reviewed 7 May 2013

The restaurant itself is charming with a indoor fireplace out door patio area and a lovely herb garden. The menu was mostly Pizza's. The food is fresh but servings are very small and I thought everything was way over priced for what we got. I...More

Date of visit: February 2013
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