The spaghetti with clams and
The spaghetti with clams and calamari in a white wine sauce was outstanding. I expected more from the special of the night, lamb ravioli, it was average.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everyone was very welcoming
Everyone was very welcoming including the chef who visited with the patrons. The food was delicious. Our new favorite restaurant in Santa Cruz!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lago di Como is a gem.
We are so happy to have Lago di Como in our area. The chef/owner is from Northern Italy. The food is delicious, authentic, and generous. Homemade pasta with imaginative fillings and sauces,tasty meat and fish entrees, excellent salads and appetizers, yummy desserts. Attentive service and knowledgeable wait staff. We were happy to see that this wasn't yet another pizza venue, but a full service Italian restaurant.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
A terrific lunch...
We took our grandchildren, ages 7 and 10, to Lago di Como for a weekday lunch. The food was excellent--the ragu Bolognese brought back memories of meals in Italy--and the service was personal and friendly. We're looking forward to many more fine meals there.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tried Lago di Como for the first time the other night. Food was excellent!! Will be back to try brunch for sure!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great new spot in Live Oak
The service was very good. Our waiter was attentive, but not annoyingly so. His wine recommendation was perfect. The list of mostly Italian wines is moderately priced. We had the Amarrone and it was delicious. My veal osso buco was flavorful and the polenta was just right. The red snapper special my wife chose was equally good.
The ambiance is casual and friendly. We'll be back soon for sure.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Comfortable, friendly and good.
Went to Lago di Como for the first with some friends. We had a reservation and were seated immediately by a young friendly woman. Water, bread and drink orders were taken quickly. Our waiter was gregarious and very capable making us feel well taken care of. I had the special salad which was tastefully done and presented, not too heavily dressed which I like. I also ordered the pasta special and was very pleased with the ample portion and the selection of seafood done in a light wine sauce. Prices were reasonable, I would go again.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a memorable experience. The menu was diverse, affording something for adults and kids. Also, we enjoyed having brunch and lunch options. The ambience is nice, it is kid friendly, and the food is excellent. The wine list is spot on as well. We frequent the place every 2-3 weeks to try the various "specials."
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Appetizers great ...needed a few more...swordfish...best I ever had!
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lago Di Como
Absolutely fabulous! Giovanni, the Chef/Owner is creative and talented. The wait staff is attentive and considerate. Although relatively new, this restaurant is fast becoming a favorite with locals and tourists alike. A must try!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
A real find
I didn't know this place existed. I sure hope it stays! Charming family owners. The husband is from Italy and a seasoned chef, the sister/wife and brother run the front with knowledge and graciousness, and the food was so surprisingly good that I will come again and again. The special cioppino was packed with seafood and had the perfect punch of spice and flavor. The housemade seafood ravioli in a saffron cream sauce were so addictive that I scored just one measly bite. For dessert, whipped mascarpone topped with chocolate shavings. And the decor is simple, elegant and inviting, with, thank goodness, comfortable padded chairs. Please, everyone dine here so we can boast of at least seven places fit for foodies in Santa Cruz!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had the fish with sauce Livornese-- how do they make a tomato sauce so buttery without excessive use of butter or oil? It was heavenly paired with perfectly sautéed spinach and a little Tuscan salad of arugula, baby tomatoes and slivered onions. My friends had marvelous pasta dishes. I'll be back!
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Italian food in Santa Cruz. area. Very well presented and ampful portions that are priced correctly. Great taste and value.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic from start to finish! The food, service and Giovanni, made it a wonder dinner.
This is our second dinner and still a five star ristorante in every way!
Will be back again.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unexpected Italian find
Looking for a lunch spot during a road trip, Open Table suggested Lago Di Como. Even though we arrived 5 minutes after they officially stopped serving lunch, we had a warm reception and a fine meal. The chicken picatta was delicious.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first visit to Santa Cruz. Everything was quite spread out and we didn't pass any decent looking restaurants, not even upscale chains. We found this on a phone app. Turned out to be quite nice.Good food; excellent, professional service, white linen napkins but with a neighborhood feel and guests of all ages. Also reasonably priced.This was a Sunday night so it was not crowded; I don't know about other days. People wandered in later on to eat at the bar, and everyone was greeted like regulars. Would have come back the next night but we were too far away.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had the fish of the day and it came w/ spinach and a salad. It was delicious!! Thank you for the delightful Snapper.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband is from Bologna, Italy, and had wanted to try Lago di Como for some time, and we finally went. I think we'll be regulars! The food was superb, from the antipasti to the perfectly-cooked al dente pasta. My husband had osso bucco, and it was falling-off-the-bone tender, as it should be. The server was excellent, and very friendly, speaking in Italian with my husband. I'd love to see a small bottle of olive oil on each table, but other than that, the place is fabulous and we can't wait to go back!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Excellent Restaurant
We couldn't be more pleased with the superb Italian food (and wines). And of course the service was impeccable.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been here several times and have each time savored the seafood dishes on the menu: the squid ink pasta and the red snapper. My partner loves the veal and enjoys the chicken piccata.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is fantastic. The restaurant is very inviting. Giovanni is a great host. He personally welcomes you. Fantastic Italian food at a reasonable price. We'll be back often.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great and the staff was very friendly and efficient
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Memorable Evening
What a delightful find on East Clift Drive in Santa Cruz, California The food was delicious, our server Tobia was outstanding!
There were six of us and we each ordered something different. All I can tell you from the four appetizers to the entrees to the wine everything was perfectly cooked and delicious. BRAVO We all will return next time we are in the area.....................................
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Satisfying neighborhood find
We went to this place because it popped up on Open Table and had consistently good reviews. I agree. It's a nice neighborhood restaurant with very good food - the pasta was truly al dente (a common failing in the U.S.), and the salads and service were very good. Atmosphere is very informal, but peaceful, with some nice room dividers defining the space. The service was excellent.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved this place!!
the Chef was very charmingly Italian; the service was extremely attentive and informative and personable. Food was like we were in Italy at a superb Ristorante.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Third time's a charm!
We returned to this restaurant for the third time and the food was delicious, service great.
The salmon I had was incredible.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My family and I have been
My family and I have been frequenting Lago since they opened last December. The food is consistently good, and the menu is not your typical Americanized Italian fare (although they have added a pizza oven which was a big hit with my 9 year-old). Chef-owner Giovanni and his wife are very gracious, and can often be seen visiting with customers to be sure they are having a positive dining experience. We have recommended Logo to friends and family, and all have loved it as we do. My husband and I have been generally disappointed in the dining scene since relocating to the area from so. Cal, but Lago has certainly been a bright spot!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Out 2 favorites were the Mama
Out 2 favorites were the Mama Giavani pasta and the spaghetti carbonara! Unbelievably good service and surprisingly good vegetables.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious and Reasonable
This gem continues to shine. It's like an upscale and classy Italian San Francisco Restaurant but with parking and friendly staff.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
What a treat. Great italian food, wonderful service, and listening to the italian accents was reminiscent of our travels to Italy. Will go back, and frequently.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really delicious food in a nice, quiet atmosphere. Classy without being stuffy. Lovely addition to SC
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM