Turns out we didn't have to go far before we came across Lillian's, a family-style Italian restaurant where reservations are scarce, the atmosphere is cozy, the service is attentive and the food is simply killer. Don't miss the Sunday gravy and meatballs or you will experience food envy!
1116 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz CA 95062
Italian food served up in a comfortable, casual setting. Attentive, authentic service from the family-owned personnel. Specialties:
- Sunday gravy - tomato base meat sauce simmered slow with beef, pork, Italian sausage and spare ribs. Your choice of penne, spaghetti, fettucine or polenta. Don't forget the meatballs. Yum.
- Black truffle stuffed gnocchi with white wine pesto cream sauce.
Bakery & Rosticceria
504 Bay Avenue
Capitola CA 95010
The glass display at Gayle's contains a bevvy of eye-catching pastries and cakes which beckon and confuse as you try make a decision. In the end breakfast burritos and cookies won out and we happily started the day on a high.