The waiters/waitresses are pleasant. Yes, a piece of presumably USED toothpick, a broken part of a toothpick, in my food. I know some people think this restaurant is too expensive...it is expensive. We try to honor the food by providing a special setting without reinventing our lifestyle. Look for her recent memoir “Inside the Flame” at bookstores everywhere. Well no longer. Wine was a little overpriced, but we...had a fabulous meal!More, This is an informal neighborhood pizza & more place. My husband and I had a delicious dinner At Ristorante Avanti. grilled to perfection. Leave it be. ourselves increasingly less satisfied with the food. Brought bottles of water to the table, but again, then interrupted to ask to pour more. 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For an entree we shared the mushroom polenta. salads, main courses and not just pizza. More, Wow. Thanks for satisfying our needs!...Keep it up and keep serving them hot! Both wines, 13.5% alcohol, spoke from different quadrants of the Santa Cruz Mountain wine-growing region. Best Western Plus Capitola By-The-Sea Inn & Suites. 1917 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5215. Tonight was just a huge disappointment. Continue your visit to www.tripadvisor.com.au, 1917 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5215. Given constant grooming by restaurateurs Jonathan and Tatiana Glass, Avanti offers attractive patio seating and a menu that leans toward Italianate specialties, hence the unreasonably excellent eggplant parmigiana, festooned with soft fresh melted mozzarella ($15). It's a casual eating place, but it's very noisy and...difficult to talk, partly because it's has loud music. We were disappointed by the food, but hungry and had a movie to get to so...we were eating it. Our ingredients are grown and raised locally at farms in Santa Cruz County. Oh well. Main courses were fine.. the fusilli with chicken was very underseasoned. I've shown it here in the photos. The flavors were great, but both dishes wers super greasy. Pizzeria Avanti Organic, Locally Sourced, Humanely Raised, Made With Love. Best Western Plus Capitola By-The-Sea Inn & Suites. We also ordered a Brussel Sprout Salad which was really an argulla Salad with a few brussel sprouts in it, way too small and way too expensive. Everything was incredibly easy to organize, and as we sat down it almost felt like we were seated at our favorite table at the Westside neighborhood haunt. We used to like this place, it had been a couple years since we live in Scotts Valley, so we decided to get takeout on our way home. That’s the secret, putting a sparkling arugula salad on top of the pizza, every bite a little journey. Alcohol: Full Bar. more. There's ample free parking in their own lot.More, So glad my mom had us take her here a couple of weeks ago. More Info. They had a kale salad and couldn't stop raving about it. Articles mentioning Pizzeria Avanti. Perhaps it’s time to revisit some classics. We would barely put our fork down and they wanted to clear the table. Does this restaurant offer table service? Open daily 11am-11pm. Fine food, drink, and service is a tough combination to achieve but they did it. The special seafood dish I had last time was very good. Finally I got a glass, for desert. Please let us know how we may best serve you. Can a vegetarian person get a good meal at this restaurant? A wine you could sip all day long. the need to clear EVERY last thing from the table required interupting our conversation several times. Brought bottles of water to the table, but again, then interrupted to ask to pour more. Plus, they stopped serving the bread with olive oil. Mistake! The pizza is good, gluten free is an option. I can’t wait to go back.More, Went here with a large group of friends following a concert ... wonderful. At first it was...not that busy, but the place was starting to fill up. so if you're looking for a romantic evening, this would not be the place (just a heads-up). PHOTO: TARMO HANNULA. Okay Santa Cruz, now if you want a combination of amazing food, truly nice people, and all at a great price point, Pizzeria Avanti should be the next restaurant you visit! I can’t wait to go back. Pizzeria Avanti, 1711 Mission Street , Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, United States Too attentive. The wine portion was small; I asked the waitress to check back soon as I'd need another glass. 3/4 through my main course I needed another glass, so I got up and asked the other waitress to get me a glass. You can spend time talking at your table while not being rushed. That started to change after new management took over within the last year or so. There are way too many delicious restaurants in Santa Cruz county to spend that kind of money for mediocre foodMore. We also ordered a Brussel Sprout Salad which was really an argulla Salad with a few brussel sprouts in it, way too small and way too expensive. The salads are fresh and different. With blood orange, pickled onions, almonds and a citrus vinaigrette, With pancetta croutons, egg and grana-parmigiano, Romaine from route one farm with anchovy-garlic dressing, From Blue Heron Farm with balsamic vinaigrette, With roasted red peppers, red onions, walnuts, croutons, and freshly grated Grana-Parmigiano, With asparagus, Italian sausage, gypsy peppers and ricotta salata, With fresh ricotta, walnuts, cream and lemon zest, With beef and tomato sauce and grana-parmigiano, Pappardelle and Baked Marin Sun Farms Meatballs, Roasted tomato, mascarpone and basil pesto served with a green salad, Braised leg and thigh with red wine, rosemary and sage, With sauteed tomatoes and onions served with polenta, With tapenade, haricots-verts and potato salad.