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la Posta, Santa Cruz, CA

la Posta

4.8
4.8
2276 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
  • Neighbourhood gem
  • Good for special occasions
  • Charming
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.

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 includes autochthonous varieties from small producers, by-the-glass and by the bottle.

La Posta adheres to the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Program and is a certified City of Santa Cruz Green Business.

We are so thankful for the incredible support from our customers and community.

We will continue to adjust our service based upon best practices for keeping our staff and community safe.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Californian
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (831) 457-2782
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Rodrigo Serna
  • Private party facilities
    la Posta offers special menus for large parties. The entire restaurant can be reserved for seated parties up to 60. Please contact the restaurant for details. la Posta charges a service gratuity of 20% for parties of 5 guests or more.
  • Private party contact
    Emily Avila: (831) 457-2782
  • Neighbourhood
    Santa Cruz
  • Cross Street
    Murray Street
  • Parking Details
    We have staged a "parking lot takeover", as we have extended our dining room into a lovely outdoor terrace, complete with heaters and umbrellas. Please utilize available on-street parking. We are so gratful for your patience during this time!
  • Entertainment
    Italian music every Tuesday from 7pm until 9pm
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,276 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Best Overall

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Best Food

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Best Service

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Best Ambience

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Best Value

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Good for business meals

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Innovative

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Healthy

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Hot spot

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Great for fine wines

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Romantic

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Good for special occasions

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Most Booked

2,233 Reviews
  1. fatashaf

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We love La Posta for all our special celebrations and dinners!

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  2. PaulaA

    Central Coast

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La Posta is always my first choice of a restaurant in Santa Cruz. The food, farm to table, is extraordinarily fresh, innovatively prepared, and utterly delicious. To be honest, I don't spend money on much besides eating out at La Posta! I'm sometimes in here two to three times a week, and it's always phenomenal. This time, my friend and I shared a lovely calamari antipasto. We could taste the subtle grilled preparation, the simple presentation. Then, we shared the pasta with a fresh tomato cream sauce and fresh tomatoes and greens. Yum. Then the sea bass. Delectable, perfectly cooked, plenty of food to share. And of course we couldn't resist the unbelievable chocolate dessert. Sharing allows us to try more dishes and keep the price down, but my friend still had wine, and we were quite full. The service, as always, is warm and attentive and delightful. I truly can never say enough about how good this restaurant really is. If you appreciate subtlety and innovation, but never fussiness, you will love this, my favorite restaurant.

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  3. BillD

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Creative Italian food. Service was knowledgeable and attentive. What's not to like.

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  4. RobertaM

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, La Posta delivers excellent food, a good wine selection, and a great neighborhood atmosphere. It is a gem!

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  5. LisaA

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to dine in our neighborhood and have wonderful crusine and service. Thank you for being consistent!

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  6. Christa

    Central Coast

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were exceptional. I live in Santa Barbara but always come to this restaurant when I am in town! We ate outside and enjoyed the summer evening

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  7. Clover88

    San Francisco

    84 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent dishes, including standard pizzas (Margherita and sausage) and specials (fig pizza with speck and arugula, and starter of fried anchovies and lemon). Server was knowledgeable and attentive. It was colder outdoors than we had expected but we were given a heater.

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  8. Yepasdjfhakjsdfh

    Sacramento

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place and great food. The servers were great and the ambiance was perfect for a night out for dinner

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  9. Trow47

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite restaurant in Santa Cruz County. Best Italian wines in California.

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  10. KristaH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and wine! Our server Sam was great. LaPosta never disappoints!

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FAQs

la Posta offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 457-2782.

la Posta is rated 4.8 stars by 2276 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for la Posta

538 Seabright Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Murray Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Santa Cruz
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Californian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    We have staged a "parking lot takeover", as we have extended our dining room into a lovely outdoor terrace, complete with heaters and umbrellas. Please utilize available on-street parking. We are so gratful for your patience during this time!
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Rodrigo Serna
  • Entertainment
    Italian music every Tuesday from 7pm until 9pm
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (831) 457-2782
  • Private party facilities
    la Posta offers special menus for large parties. The entire restaurant can be reserved for seated parties up to 60. Please contact the restaurant for details. la Posta charges a service gratuity of 20% for parties of 5 guests or more.
  • Private party contact
    Emily Avila: (831) 457-2782
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