la Posta

4.8
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$30 and under
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Italian
La Posta serves fresh, seasonal meals with authentic Italian style. Join us for dinner and select from our pan-Italian menu which features dishes composed of locally sourced ingredients as well as house-made pastas, naturally leavened breads and pizzas from our brick oven.

We strive to present meals that are sustainably farmed and harvested. Because we rely on the bounty of the Santa Cruz farming community, our menu changes frequently and features a wide array of specials. La Posta’s all-Italian wine list offers a baker’s dozen of wines by the glass. The well informed list includes autochthonous varieties from artisan producers throughout Italy.

La Posta adheres to the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Program and is a certified City of Santa Cruz Green Business.
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EM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming here! Food was wonderful as always. They were also very vigilant about spacing everyone out so no one sat beside another party, which was good considering the virus.

C
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came in to give my business to a valued local restaurant. Seating for most of the evening was a careful 6ft distance to support social distancing. Service was attentive, warm, and grateful for the business. The raviolini in walnut sauce was excellent and the suggested wine pairings were perfect.

MM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great local getaway. Good wines and good food.

l
Central Coast
28 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This restaurant has always been a favorite and we brought friends here that night who have never been, they'll be back as well!

OT
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative, fresh seasonal dishes. Excellent service. A Santa Cruz favorite.

LN
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious every time. Wonderful for a small celebration.

SK
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great staff. Food was interesting and innovative but taste levels were a bit subdued. Definitely would try it again

JO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great music on Tuesday nights. Excellent Italian dishes.

N
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I like that La Posta has stayed close to modern Italian style on the menu. And their Bolognese is almost as good as fine.

k
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

One of our favorite restaurants whenever in town. Food is always spectacular with excellent wine list even if small. Order take home bread Friday’s and Saturday’s.

HA
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go here very frequently. It’s our favorite place in Santa Cruz. The food is consistently and I mean consistently a 10 on a scale of 1-10. If you only had one place you could go when in Santa Cruz this should be your pick.

MF
Central Coast
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very much enjoyed a Prix Fixe Valentine dinner with the wife.

Various items including the Pork pate, Octopus, Ganache, and the desserts were over the top. I couldn't
have been more happy with the item, the service, and the presentation.

Decided to walk on the wild side and forgo my usually monster red and instead went with the Wine Pairing. What a delightful and enlightening experience. I found myself drinking both whites and roses,
and when properly paired, were excellent.

I recommend without hesitation La Posta.

JR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Valentines Day menu, food was amazing, wine list was great, service was on point, atmosphere was excellent.

CM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Their special Valentines dinner was excellent - my wife and I got two of the three purchase fixed options for each course and everything was great!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As usual, great food!

JK
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, fantastic food, especially the bread!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday treat for spouse.

FD
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I love La Posta, but Saturday's dinner was not good. The short ribs were tough and overly salted. They compensated us for it, but it ruined the meal and time together. The pasta was also not up to La Posta's usual standards. Don't know what happened, as I have had dozens of terrific meals there.

K
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love La Posta! They never fail to please us. The salad was so very fresh !!

HR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In an acceleratingly faster world, La Posta demonstrates, without apparently breaking a sweat, why classic cuisine is almost always a step ahead of the next best thing. Salute'

F
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Consistently good food and service. A good restaurant in PG.

JN
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The flavor is quite good, but the portions are small. The restaurant is a bit pricey for the size of the entrees. Two of the people in our group had to go across the street to the pizza place after. Quite disappointing after spending $50+ for dinner per person.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bianca is the best! The Tuesday night deal is perfect for a nice date night out without breaking the bank.

OT
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always interesting seasonal dishes. We especially enjoy the creative side dishes. Skilled service.

d
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza in town. Nice Santa Cruz ambiance: not pretentious, very down to earth, and friendly.

S
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Attended New Years's eve dinner for 2019 so this review may not apply to a normal day. The place is nice and warm and great for a romantic evening. Service was outstanding and we really liked out waitress. The food was however disappointing given the special price for that evening (I discount for the fact that we appreciate them working that night and that the menu is a one-off.). There was a choice of appetizers and main courses and we tried almost everything on the menu. It was 1/3 hit 2/3 miss. They tried to be creative but missed the mark most of the time. The scallops were not cooked enough for instance. The desserts were subpar. Some of the desserts were barely edible (cookies were too hard). The table next door seem to agree. I am not sure I will go back for a regular night.

JR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to La Posta for New Years Eve. Table was ready in 15 minutes .We were at the bar, seated . The 5 Course Dinner was spectacular . Lamb Chops and Canneloni were delicious, as was everything else. Service could not have been better . A perfect way to ring in the new decade . So happy that we chose La Posta !

s
Central Coast
27 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service.

OT
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Portions are small but great bread to help fill you up.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite place to eat in Santa Cruz. It never fails to please.

OK
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Posta has consistently delicious & innovative food and is a warm friendly environment with good service. We've been many times and will continue coming!

EW
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After a tasty arugula antpasto, we enjoyed a delicious mushroom ravioli dish paired with a potato gnocci pork plate that made for a perfect meal. The desserts were scrumptious, too. This was a perfect Christmas Eve feed for two.

AS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Locally sourced, sophisticated flavors, house made pastas, breads, desserts - a favorite place

t
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is always good and very consistent

B
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite local restaurants for the consostently yummy food.

f
San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous. My one minor annoyance tonight ( and I rarely have any at this fabulous restaurant) is that the crab salad ( which was delicious) was about half the size it should have been for 17$.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing from food to staff!

A
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

STUPENDOUS!

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really enjoy the homemade pasta-I had it with fresh crab. Crab salad, while very tasty, needed more crab. Couldn’t get the taste

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