Caffe Lucio -
the only authentic Italian Restaurant in Santa Cruz, California
Dinner served daily from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
You may remember Lucio tossing your pasta while dancing under the disco ball at Al Dente Restaurant in Santa Cruz, Capitola or Morgan Hill. Perhaps decades ago you had your first authentic espresso at his very first establishment, Caffe Greco, now a landmark in San Fransisco's famous North Beach. Now Italian native Lucio Fanni is back with his distinctive cuisine at Caffe Lucio in midtown Santa Cruz!
Whether you're in the mood for pasta, authentic Italian pizza or just a cocktail from our full bar, Caffe Lucio is your spot. All our meals are made from scratch with the freshest ingredients. Our produce comes from organic local farms, our seafood is caught wild, and our meats are always served fresh. Lucio's cooking philosophy is simple - quality fresh ingredients handled by talent makes great Italian food.
Sip an espresso or enjoy your dinner on our outdoor patio, while you soak up the ambiance of Italian street-side cafes. Our patio welcomes two legs or four! Indulge in our wide selection of wines or one of our unique cocktails. Happy hour is nightly from 5:30 until 7:30 with $3.50 drink specials and $5 pizzettas on the patio and the bar.