Cafe Mare's Business Story

Owner Jean Pierre Iuliano, from Calabria, provides an authentic Italian dinning experience. It has been his honor to serve the Santa Cruz community since 2002.

Using only the finest fresh, local organic ingredients, it is his pleasure to share the simple goodness that is Italian cooking, with recipes straight from his mother the homeland. An extensive collection of fine Italian and California wines are available to compliment your meal.

Buon Appetito!

We use all organic and sustainable produce
All of our sauces are homemade
All of the dishes are made from scratch

Weekday

Lunch Specials

11:30am to 2:30pm

12.00

Spiedino e Insalata
Organic marinated Marie's chicken brest, seved over our mixed green or cesare salad

Fettuccine Amatriciana
Fettuccine pasta tossed in a fresh tomato sauce with pancetta & minced onion

Cannelloni di Pollo
House made resh pasta, rolled then stuffed with organic Marie's chicken, spinach & fresh ricotta cheese, served in a creamy tomato sauce

Spaghetti Carbonara
Spaghetti pasta sauteed with pancetta, egg, onions and parmesan cheese

Fettuccine Primavera
Fettuccine pasta sauteed in E.V.O.O. with fresh seasonal vegetables

Penne Puttanesca
Penne pasta sauteed wtih fresh tomatoes, garlic, parsley and anchovies

14.00

Pollo ai Carciofi
organic Marie's chicken brest sauteed & baked in a white wine sauce with artcioke hearts

Calamari Steak
Steak of calamari, tenderized and doree, in a lemon juice with white wine sauce and capers



Weekdays only. Offer not vaild with any other offer. Holidays excluded.

Directions to Cafe Mare

Parking is available behind the restaurant, at the "Galleria Parking" alley or next to it, at the River Street Garage, which offers free public parking for the first 3 hours on the ground floor. In case of bad weather, you can walk through the galleria building to get to the restaurant.


Weekdays
11:30am to 2:30pm
and
5:00pm to 10:00pm

Weekends
11:30am to 10:00pm.



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* Parking at the Longs Drugs and Trader Joe's parking lot is not validated by Cafe Mare and has a 2 hours limit which is strictly enforced.

Lunch & Dinner Menu

Antipasti

Bruschetta Classica

Housemade toasted bread with garlic topped with fresh tomatoes, basil, oregano & E.V.O.O 8
add fresh mozzarella 4

Antipasto Stuzzichino

A medley of Italian olives, grilled artichokes, & roasted red bell peppers 14

Formaggi Stagionati

Assorted aged Italian cheeses, cioccolato di modica, and honey 17

Cozze e Vongole

Fresh mussels and clams sauteed with garlic, E.V.O.O., fresh tomato, basil and white wine 14

Calamari Fritti

Deep fried calamari squid, served with marinara & tartare sauce 13

Salmone Affumicato

Wild smoked salmon with fresh mascarpone cheese, baby dill & capers 16

Affettato di Salumi

Assorted thinly sliced Italian charcuterie 17

Carpaccio di Manzo

Thinly sliced raw filet mignon topped with fresh lemon juice, E.V.O.O, hand shaved parmigiano & capers 14

Insalate

Add Organic Chicken 5
Wild Shrimp 7

Insalata Mista

Organic mixed greens salad tossed with our house-made vinaigrette 8

Insalata Cesare

Organic romaine hearts tossed with our house-made Caesar dressing, topped with hand shaved parmigiano and Sicilian anchovies 9

Caprese con Avocado/h4> Fresh mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, avocado, basil & oregano topped with E.V.O.O. 12

Insalata di Arugola

Organic baby arugola tossed with truffle oil and topped with roasted pancetta and fresh goat cheese 11

Pasta

Crespolini di Zucca

Housemade Crepe filled with butternut squash, walnuts & parmesan cheese in a brulee butter & sage sauce 19

Gnocchi Casarecci

House-made potato dumplings served in a Sorrentina style sauce OR pesto sauce 19

Ravioli della Nonna

Walnut filled ravioli served in a gorgonzola cheese cream sauce 18

Mezze Maniche alla Norma

Rigatoni pasta sautéed with lightly E.V.O.O. fried eggplant, fresh tomato, basil, ricotta caprina salata, and toasted garlic 18

Spaghetti Al Pesto

Spaghetti pasta sauteed in house-made pesto sauce 17
add organic chicken 4 OR shrimp 6

Fettuccine alla Nerano

Fettuccine pasta served with E.V.O.O. lightly fried zucchini, roasted garlic, fresh mint, and pecorino romano 18

Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine pasta sauteed in housemade creamy alfredo sauce 16
add organic chicken 4 OR prawns 6

Spaghetti Mistomare

Spaghetti pasta sautéed with fresh clams, mussels, octopus, wild shrimp & calamari with a white wine OR tomato sauce 21

Ravioli Mare

Seafood filled ravioli served in a prosecco cream sauce with wild shrimp 20

Mezze Maniche Vodka e Gameroni

Rigatoni pasta sauteed with wild large shrimp in a creamy vodka tomato sauce 19

Cannelloni alla Mattia

House-made fresh pasta rolled with ground veal, ricotta cheese and spinach. Topped with bechamel and baked tomato sauce 19

Lasagna di Enzo

House-made lasagna layered with a ground beef ragu, green peas and bechamel served in a tomato sauce 18

Penne alla Bolognese

Penne pasta served in a slow cooked ground beef tomato sauce 17

Spaghetti e Polpette

Spaghetti pasta served with house-made meatballs in tomato sauce 17
We serve our housemade bread, old “casereccio” style
Traditional pasta dishes that are not listed on this menu, such as pomodoro, primavera, carbonara, puttanesca and others are available upon request. Available Gluten free options
Split plate 2 dollars

Secondi Piatti

Melanzane alla Parmigiana

Deep fried eggplant layered and baked with our marinara sauce, Grana Padano, and basil 19

Zuppa di Pesce

A classic fish stew with fresh mussels, clams, large wild shrimp, diced catch of the day, and octopus served in your choice of a red wine tomato-sage sauce or a white wine bisque 21

Pesce del Giorno

Fresh catch of the day. Ask your server for today’s preparation

Pollo Classico

Organic Marie’s chicken breast with a choice of marsala, milanese or piccata sauce 20

Pollo Alle Mele

Organic Marie’s chicken breast stuffed with Gorgonzola, wrapped in pancetta and bakedwith apples and white wine 20

Vitello Classico

Free range veal scaloppini with a choice of marsala, piccata or saltimbocca sauce 22

Bistecca del Giorno

Chef's choice of steak cooked to perfection
ask server for details

Pizza

Arugola e Brie

Tomato, mozzarella, brie, arugola 15

Quattro Formaggi

Tomato, mozzarella, gorgonzola, parmigiano, brie 15

Salmone e Mascarpone

Tomato, mascarpone, smoked wild salmon, capers, baby dill 17

Ai Frutti di Mare

Tomato, garlic, clams, mussels, wild prawns 17

Capricciosa

Tomato, Mozzarella, artichoke hearts, black olives, mushrooms, ham 15

Di Parma

Tomato, mozzarella, prosciutto di Parma 15

Beverages & Cocktails Menu

Soft Drinks

Diet Coca-Cola 2.5
Coca-Cola 2.5
Sprite 2.5
Root beer 3.5
Ginger ale 4.5
Ginger beer 5.5
Italian Soda 3.5
Red Bull 3.5
Still Water 5.5
Apple juice 3.5
Orange juice 3.5
Cranberry juice 3.5
Grapefruit juice 3.5
Pineapple juice 3.5
Siciliana Limonata 3.5
Siciliana Aranciata 3.5
Ice Tea 2.5
Sparkling Water 5.5

Coffee

Espresso 3
Cappuccino 4
Latte 4
Mocha 4
Macchiato 3
Freshly brewed organic coffee 3

Irish Coffee
Jameson Irish Whiskey, coffee and whipped cream 7

Keoke Coffee
Kahlua, Brandy, coffee and whipped cream 7

Kelly's Coffee
Frangelico, Baileys Irish Cream, coffee and whipped cream 7

Ports

Ruby Port 6
10yrs Tawny Port 7
20yrs Tawny Port 8
Esmeralda Sherry 8

Cocktails

Smoked Old Fashioned
House-infused bourbon smoked with hickory wood chips, angostura bitters, served over hand-carved ice 12

Sidecar
Hennessy VS Cognac, fresh lemon, Cointreau 12

Vesper
Ketel One Vodka, Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin, Cocchi Americano Bianco 12

Negroni
Leopold Bros Navy Strength Gin, Amaro Aplomado, Leopold Bros Aperitivo, 12

Paloma
Don Julio Blanco Tequila, grapefruit juice, fresh lime, sparkling water 12

Manhattan
High West Double Rye, House Vermouth, Angostura Bitters 10

Mai Tai
Pampero Rum, orange curaçao, orgeat syrup, fresh lime, with a dark rum float 10

Mint Julep
Bulleit Rye, crushed ice, fresh mint 10

Caipirinha
Leblon Cachaça, fresh lime, raw cane sugar 10

Vodka Martini
Belvedere Vodka, served up, shaken or stirred 10

Gin Martini
St. George Terroir Gin, served up, shaken or stirred 12

Margarita
Deleon Reposado Tequila, triple sec, fresh lime, agave syrup 10

Corpse Reviver #2
Tanqueray London Dry Gin, Cocchi Americano Bianco, orange curaçao, absinthe 10

Moscow Mule
Belvedere Vodka, fresh lime, ginger beer 10

Amalfi Martini
House-made Limoncello cream, grapefruit infused vodka 10

Gimlet
Tanqueray London Dry Gin, fresh lime 9

Old Fashioned
Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Angostura Bitters, with a cherry and orange 9

Dolci Menu

Tiramisu

Lady fingers soaked in espresso layered with Italian mascarpone cream cheese 7

Panna Cotta

Housemade vanilla beans cream custard, served in a organic raspberry sauce 8

Semifreddo Limoncello

House made lemon meringue ice cream filled with house made cream of limoncello then drizzled with raspberry sauce 8

Cannoli Siciliani

Handmade Sicilian style cannoli shell filled with fresh ricotta cheese, candied fruit and dark chocolate chip 9

Baba al Rum

Napoletanian house made sponge cake, soaked in a spiced rum syrup, served with fresh pastry cream and Italian black cherries 10

Soufflé

Dark flourless chocolate soufflé with rich molten center (takes 10 minutes) 9

Gelato

Housemade chocolate hazelnut or vanilla gelato 6

Sorbetto

Assorted Italian Sorbet, ask for flavors 8

Happy Hour Menu

Available at the bar Sunday through Thursday, 5pm to 7pm

Draft Beers 5

Wine 6

red or white

Cocktails 7

Mexican Mule

Cazadores Blanco, Fresh Lime Juice, Fresh Mint, Ginger Beer

Amarena Ice Tea

Amarena Cherry Infused Vodka, Lemonade, Fresh Lemon Juice

Gentleman Sour

Gentleman Jack, Fresh Lime Juice, Italian Meringue, Angostura Bitters

Bacon Old Fashioned

Italian Pancetta Infused High West Double Rye, Muddled Cherry & Orange with Angostura Bitters

6

Antipasto Du'Jurno

Chef Choice seasonal Goodies

Pate

House made rustic chicken liver pate over toasted bread topped with cornichons

Pizzetta

Margherita - housemade pizza, tomato sauce, mozzarella and fresh basil
or
Pepperoni - housemade pizza, tomato sauce, mozzarella and pepperoni

Ali di Pollo

Organic Marie's Chicken wings tossed with hot sauce

Calamari Fritti

Deep fried calamari served with hosue made tartar sauce and marinara

Polpette al Sugo

Housemade meat balls served in a slow cooked tomato sauce with toasted bread

Patatine Fritte

Organic house made french fries $3

Poldo's

Slider made in house $9

No take-out on Happy Hour menu
$10 minimum credit card charge
Happy Hour might not be available on Holidays or Special Events

Banquets and Special Events

Cafe Mare is the perfect place for your next private party or a group event. We can accommodate groups up to 114 people and offer private and semi-private seating inside and outside. We offer four preset menus which will be printed and placed at each table setting with appetizer and entree descriptions, but no prices.

Menu 1

$29 per person plus drinks, tax & service (Monday through Thursday)

Insalate (Salads)

choice of
Insalata Mista
Organic mixed green salad in a house dressing
Insalata Cesare
Classic Caesar salad

Pasta or Entree

choose three
Spaghetti Pomodoro
Spaghetti pasta with fresh tomatoes, basil & garlic
Fettuccine Alfredo
Fettuccine pasta in a house made alfredo sauce
Gemelli al Pesto
Gemelli pasta served in a housemade pesto sauce
Melanzane e Zucchne alla Parmigiana
Organic eggplant and zucchini layered with marinare, basil and parmisan cheese
Penne al Salmone
Penne pasta sauteed with diced wild salmon, vodka, in a creamy tomato sauce
Pollo Piccata
Organic Marie's chicken baked in a white wine sauce, with capers & lemon
Calamari Steak
Calamari steak, sauteed and baked in a white wine sauce, with capers & lemon
Pollo al Limone
Organic breast of chicken sauteed & baked with capers, lemon & white wine
Spaghetti e Polpette
Spaghetti pasta tossed in a slow cooked tomato sauce with meat balls

Dessert

choice of
Tiramisu Or Gelato

Drinks

American Coffee

Menu II

$39 per person plus drinks, tax & service 4 course meal with dessert & coffee Dishes from previous menu available
Antipasti (Appetizers)
set on tables or buffet style
Bruschetta Classica
Toasted garlic bread topped with fresh tomato, fresh basil, oregano & E.V.O.O.
Fresa Contadina
Toasted bread topped with garlic, roasted eggplant, fresh basil, oregano & E.V.O.O.

2 nd Course

choose two
Insalata Mista
Organic mixed green salad in a house dressing
Insalata Cesare
Classic Caesar salad
Insalata di Arucola
Organic baby arugola tossad in a black truffle oil topped with fresh goat cheese and pancetta

3 rd Course

choose two
Pollo Piccata
Organic Marie's chicken breast sauteed & baked with capers, lemon & white wine
Gemelli del Fattore
Gemelli pasta with diced Organic breast of chicken, roasted pinenuts, baby spinach & cream sauce
Pollo Parmigiana
Organic Marie's chicken breast breaded, topped with fresh mozzarella cheese & baked in a tomato sauce
Medaglione
Pork medallion stuffed with scamorza and spinach served with a roasted red bell pepper sauce
Dentice alla Livornese
Fresh filet of Pacific red snapper sauteed & baked in a fresh tomato sauce, with capers, olives, basil & white wine
Ravioli della Nonna
House made walnut and cheese ravioli tossed in a gorgonzola cream sauce
Cannelloni alla Nizzarda
House made fresh pasta sheets rolled with ground veal, spinach & ricotta, served in a tomato cream sauce

Dessert

choice of
Panna Cotta or Cannoli

Drinks

American Coffee

Menu III

$49 per person plus drinks, tax & service 3 course meal with dessert & coffee Dishes from previous menus also available

Antipasti (Appetizers)

set on tables or buffet style
Bruschetta Classica
Toasted garlic bread topped with fresh tomato, fresh basil, oregano & E.V.O.O.
Fresa Contadina
Toasted bread topped with garlic, roasted eggplant, fresh basil, oregano & E.V.O.O.
Calamari Fritti
Deep fried Calamari squid served with marinara & tartare sauce

2 nd Course

choose two
Arugola
Arugola salad with pancetta & parmesan shaves
Insalata Tirreno
Fresh marinated seafood in olive oil, garlic, celery & sauteed mushrooms on a bed of green salad
Insalata Tricolore
Fresh mozzarella, fresh organic tomatoes, avocado, basil & E.V.O.O

3 rd Course

choose two
Gnocchi Casarecci
Housemade potato dumplings in a fresh tomato, basil & garlic sauce or pesto
Crespolini di Zucca
Crepe filled with butternut squash, walnuts & parmesan cheese in a brule butter & sage sauce
Ravioli Mare
Crab ravioli tossed in a prosecco cream sauce with wild white shrimps

4 th Course

choose three
Vitello Saltimbocca
Free range veal scaloppini topped with prosciutto & mozzarella, served in a sage & white wine sauce
Pollo alle Mele
Organic Marie's chicken breast stuffed with gorgonzola, wrapped with pancetta, baked with apples & white wine
Salmone al pepe verde
Fresh filet of wild Salmon baked in a brandy reduction with green pepper corns
Gamberi Alla Diavola
Prawns sauteed in a spicy tomato sauce with capers

Dessert

choice of
Profiterols or Baba

Drinks

American Coffee

Menu IV

$59 per person, plus drinks, tax & service 5 courses meal with dessert & coffee Dishes from previous menus also available

Antipasti (Appetizers)

set on tables or buffet style
Calamari Fritti
Deep fried Calamari squid, served with marinara & tartare sauce
Affettato di Salumi
Assorted Italian cold cuts

2 nd Course

choose two
Insalata di Barbabietole
Roasted Organic beets with fresh goat cheese,arugola & balsamic reduction
Verde Misto
Organic power green, tossed with sherry vinaigrette, topped with aged salted ricotta cheese

3 rd Course

choose two
Tagliatelle taleggio e speck
Tagliatelle pasta tossed in a cream sauce with taleggio cheese, peas and spek
Ravioli Mare
Crab ravioli tossed in a prosecco cream sauce with wild white shrimps
Rigatoni del Contadino
Rigatoni pasta tossed with fresh organic zucchini, mint & Grana Padano cheese

4 th Course

choose three
Stinco di Agnello
Lamb shank, slow braised with herbs vegetables & red wine
Merluzzo in salsa verde
Fresh filet of lincod encrusted with panko, parsley, lemon zest & garlic in a mild fresh green tomatillo sauce
involtino di Maiale
Pork scaloppine rolled and stuffed with roasted eggplant, served in a brandy reduction with green pepper corns

Dessert

choice of
tarte aux pomme or dark choccolate mousse

Drinks

American Coffee

Menu V

Menu $ 100.00 per person, plus drinks, tax & service 3 courses meal with dessert & coffee Dishes from prvious menus also available

Antipasti

set on tables or buffet style
Formaggi Stagionati
Assorted aged cheese served with Italian olives
Canape Saumon
Toasted bread topped with mascarpone cheese & smoked salmon
Affettato di Salumi
Assorted Italian cold cuts

2 nd Couse

choose two
Bresaola E Arugola
Cured beef served with arugola, truffle oil & shaved of parmisan cheese
Insalata di Barbabietole
Organic roasted beets with fresh goat cheese, arugola & balsamic reduction
Insalata di Verde Misto
Organic power greens, tossed in a sherry shallot vinaigrette dressing with salted aged ricotta cheese

3 rd couse

choose two
Tagliatelle ai Funghi
Tagliatelle sauteed with porcini mushrooms in a cream sauce with garlic & parsley
Risotto alla Pescatora
Italian rice tossed with fresh mussels, clams, white wild shrimps,calamari squid, white wine and garlic
Paccheri al ragu
Paccheri pasta tossed in a slow cooked tomato sauve with vegetables & diced filet mignon

4 th Course

choose three
Filetto al Gorgonzola
Filet Mignon in a red wine reduction with gorgonzola cheese on top
Ossouco di Vitello
Veal ossobuco slow braised with red wine vegetables and hers
Grigliata di Pesce
fresh assorted & marinated sea food

Desserts

choice of Baba or dark choccolate souffle