Craving delicious, scratch-made, unique pizza? Then Pizzeria Avanti is the place for you! The restaurant has been open for quite some time in Santa Cruz and former employees, Hugo and Louis Martinez, were given the opportunity to become owners of the location in October 2012. They worked at the pizzeria for eighteen years before becoming the new owners. Today, they have kept the pizzeriaís legacy alive by serving the same delicious, high quality dishes and great customer service.Almost all the ingredients used at Pizzeria Avanti are organic and locally sourced. They make all their own dough fresh daily and allow it one day for the yeast to rise slowly to the perfect crust. Their Brussels Sprouts Salad is a customer favorite that is only available seasonally. They get their brussels sprouts from a the local Rodoni Farm that only harvest them for six months of the year. The salad is made with roasted brussels sprouts and butternut squash, arugula, frisÈe, yellow eyed beans, toasted pumpkin seeds, and pancetta with a sherry shallot vinaigrette. They have a variety of different pizza recipes to pick from and they also have a ìcreate your ownî option. One of the most popular pizzas on the menu is the Avanti that is made with Prosciutto di Parma over tomato sauce and mozzarella thatís topped with arugula tossed in a sherry shallot vinaigrette and parmigiano reggiano. In addition to the fresh cuisine, Pizzeria Avanti also serves beer and wine to pair perfectly with any meal. The restaurant seats about seventy-eight people and they have a separate dining room and bar area. Overall, Pizzeria Avanti is the perfect place to sit back, relax, and enjoy a meal with family and friends. Being a family-run business, Hugo and Louis focus on providing a fun, comfortable environment for people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy. So the next time youíre in Santa Cruz looking for a unique, wholesome meal, be sure to stop by Pizzeria Avanti – you wonít be disappointed!
1711 Mission St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060