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Please note that we serve meals for take out and dine-in.
La Posta serves seasonal meals with authentic Italian style. Join us for dinner and select from a menu that 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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Very disappointed to have food & drink served on paper plates and plastic wine glasses. And to have to walk right by a trash can full of used plates on the way in and out. It was very dark - ambient light level was poor. Also no wine list provided- had to look in the dark at a board at the entrance.
Feel the Restaurant Week menu missed the mark on encouraging us to return for a delicious meal later.
I have eaten here before and loved it. This time not so much. The outside patio was great! They should keep it. Waiter was not so great. Failed to mention water was bottled only - ok not too expensive. Wine was ridiculously pricey and they use plastic cups. Some how others are managing glass and real plates/ cutlery. Also poor descriptors of dishes. My main dish basically had the same salad as my salad. The others enjoyed the soup. The desserts were fabulous
The food was amazing, staff was very friendly and helpful, and COVID-19 safety protocols were spot-on. I felt very safe dining here on the pretty patio. Just remember to bring your own nice silverware and cloth napkin since disposable ones are now being used for sanitary reasons!
The outdoor dining scene was great and felt very safe, well managed and comfortable. The parking lot setting was nicely done so it really did not feel like a parking lot once seated. We brought our own silverware and napkins - wished we had brought glasses too as they were using plastic glasses for water and wine. Overall a wonderful evening out!
Food and service excellent, as always. We also dined outdoors in Pacific Grove the night before and Monterey the night after, where both restaurants provided glassware, dishes and metal utensils. Although we respect La Posta’s operational decisions during the pandemic, the totally disposable tableware was a disappointment. Flimsy plastic glasses do not do justice to nice Italian wines.
This was our first restaurant experience since covid began, so it's been almost 8 months! We felt entirely comfortable and safe. Servers are masked, tables are spaced more than 6 feet apart in a lovely outdoor setting. Following La Posta's recommendation, we brought our own glassware and cutlery to celebrate my husband's birthday. They served our delicious meal on disposable (compostable) plates. My taglioli housemade pasta with rock shrimp was perfectly cooked, light yet rich and satisfying. My husband's savory cannoli with butternut squash and ricotta and sage was sumptuous. Our prosecco and a recommended Italian red wine (Sanna) were great accompaniments, as were our starters, a generous, perfectly dressed salad of Little Gem lettuce with shaved parmesan, and fantastic arancini. For dessert, I had the refreshing and wonderful housemade coconut stratiatella ice cream, while my husband enjoyed a dark, smooth bittersweet chocolate tart ("best I've ever tasted," he said). We are so happy that La Posta is serving dinners outside. All very good, with heat lamps providing extra comfort.
Next time I'll bring my own napkin, fork and knife...plastic ones broke in my hand...
Great food amazing service. we got there at the end of the night and we were able to score the last two quarters of bread. Best bread in town.
It was the best Italian style meal I’ve had in my 4 years visiting Santa Cruz, hands down. A huge step up from what’s available in town and this is a restaurant that should be frequented and supported in COVID.
Outstanding saffron fettuccini with lamb.
Perfection! Wonderful chef, thank you!
Loved it so much had to get one to go and had it the next evening at home.
Super find! We plan to return. Thank you for a great relaxing night with fresh delicious food.
As always, food and wine were fantastic. Outdoor seating was very comfortable. Only dissatisfaction was the paper and plastic, we did not expect that as we have been dining out quite a bit and have not been served without silver and glassware except for take out.
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.
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.
Such a great local getaway. Good wines and good food.
This restaurant has always been a favorite and we brought friends here that night who have never been, they'll be back as well!
Creative, fresh seasonal dishes. Excellent service. A Santa Cruz favorite.
Delicious every time. Wonderful for a small celebration.
Great staff. Food was interesting and innovative but taste levels were a bit subdued. Definitely would try it again
Great music on Tuesday nights. Excellent Italian dishes.
I like that La Posta has stayed close to modern Italian style on the menu. And their Bolognese is almost as good as fine.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent Valentines Day menu, food was amazing, wine list was great, service was on point, atmosphere was excellent.
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!
As usual, great food!
Great restaurant, fantastic food, especially the bread!!!
Birthday treat for spouse.
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.
We love La Posta! They never fail to please us. The salad was so very fresh !!
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'
Consistently good food and service. A good restaurant in PG.
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.
Bianca is the best! The Tuesday night deal is perfect for a nice date night out without breaking the bank.
Always interesting seasonal dishes. We especially enjoy the creative side dishes. Skilled service.
Best pizza in town. Nice Santa Cruz ambiance: not pretentious, very down to earth, and friendly.
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.
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 !
la Posta offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 457-2782.
la Posta is rated 4.8 stars by 1564 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.