21490 E Cliff DriveSanta Cruz CA831 454-8257
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Lago di Como Ristorante

Chef Giovanni Spanu has been cooking in restaurants for over 20 years in Italy, London, and California. He is from Bellagio, Italy on Lake Como (Lago di Como) and attended culinary school and gained most of his experience in Italy. Authentic Italian food is Giovanni’s specialty and he has his own style, which is influenced by, but not limited to tastes of Northern Italy.

Working in areas by Lake Como and also Sardegna on the Mediterranean Sea have given Giovanni much experience in working with fresh seafood! He insists on freshness and preserving the flavor of the seafood in the dishes he prepares. Pizza is another one of Giovanni’s specialties! He worked with numerous restaurants and pizzerias to assist in improving their pizza quality and get their recipes just right.

After working in restaurants for so many years, Giovanni decided to open a restaurant of his own with the help of his wife, Mary Ellen. Living in Santa Cruz made it the perfect location to start!

Monday–Sunday 5:00pm–9:30pm
Tuesday Closed

Lago di Como Ristorante, 21490 E Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA; Tel. 831 454-8257

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