Lillian’s Italian Kitchen

A New Larger Spin on a Santa Cruz Tradition

Lillian’s Italian Kitchen

Located in the historic Ebert Building at the corner of Soquel and Seabright avenues, Lillian’s Italian Kitchen is a gem offering amazing food in an atmosphere to match. The pre-existing space offered no kitchen infrastructure which required substantial plumbing and retooling to accommodate Lillian’s highly functional ultra-modern kitchen.

Testorff Construction removed all existing walls and construction while paying special attention not to disturb any historical relevance such as the original tin ceiling tiles. Extensive venting, ANSL hood installation and fire suppression systems were also required for this enormous space with its open kitchen.

To top it all off the metropolitan bar punctuates the restaurant’s classic and familiar ambiance.

Read more about the project in the Santa Cruz Sentinel:

Project Details

  • Square Footage: 5,000
  • Architect: Terry Fischer
  • Designers: Charlotte Moreno and Pete Testorff
  • Project Duration: 5 Months