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Bella Roma
Italian. $$$. Satisfying appetizers, generous portions of pasta, abundant entrees, including breast of duck. Tue-Thu, Sun 5-9:30pm. Fri-Sun 5-10pm. Closed Mon. 316 Capitola Ave, 831.464.2608

Lido
California Seafood. $$. Memorable salads and local seafood. Daily 4:30-9:30pm, Fri-Sun 11:30am-10pm. 110 Monterey Ave, 831.475.6544

Miyako Sushi Bar
Japanese/sushi. $$. Authentic Asian flavors and reasonable prices. Lunch Tue-Sat 11:30am-2pm; dinner Tue-Thu 5-9pm (9:30pm Fri-Sat). Closed Sun-Mon. 1820-G 41st Avenue, 831.462.5288

Ostrich Grill
American grill. $$$. Devoted to freshly grilled and sautéed meats. Fine sauces and generous portions. Dinner daily 5-9pm. 820 Bay Ave, 831.477.9181

Paradise Beach Grille
American. $$. Beautiful decor complements a menu of appetizers and entrees like swordfish and prawns. Sun-Thu 11:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm. 215 Esplanade, 831.476.4900

Paradise Sushi
Japanese. $$. This pretty and welcoming sushi bar serves super-fresh fish in unusual, but well-executed, sushi combinations. Daily noon-9:30pm. 200 Monterey Ave, 831.464.3328

Il Pirata
Italian. $$$. Excellent nightly specials like veal piccata and marinated calamari. Skilled service. Dinner Mon-Fri 5-10pm; lunch and dinner Sat-Sun. 11am-10pm. 201 Esplanade, 831.462.1800

Shadowbrook
California Continental. $$$. Swordfish and other seafood specials. Dinner Mon-Thu 5:30-9:30pm; Fri 5-10pm; Sat 4-10:30pm; Sun 4-9pm; lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am; brunch Sun 10am-2:15pm. 1750 Wharf Rd, 831.475.1511

Takara
Japanese. $ Popular eatery specializes in sushi and tempura. Open daily. Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm; dinner from 5pm. 3775 Capitola Rd, 831.464.1818

Thai Basil
Thai. $$. Spicy, satisfying and freshly prepared Thai classics. A cozy, no-frills space. Daily noon-9:30pm. Closed Tue. 210 Monterey Ave, #3, 831.479.8985

Wharf House
American. $$. Fresh seafood, poultry, pasta and steak. Beer and wine. Breakfast and lunch daily 8am-3pm, dinner Sun-Thu 5-9pm, Fri-Sat 5-10pm. Capitola Wharf, 831.476.3534



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