FAQ


What is a teaching kitchen?

Pino Alto is fully operated by the students in Cabrillo College’s culinary arts department. These students are being taught by our professional and experienced faculty by participating in lectures and extensive hands-on kitchen training, preparing them for a successful career in the culinary and hospitality fields.

While Pino Alto is a teaching kitchen, you can expect high-quality meals, professional service, and a great dining experience.

What is your best wine?

Please contact us to find out.

What are Pino Alto’s hours of operation?

Pino Alto is open for lunch Monday–Thursday and dinner Wednesday–Friday. Find the hours of operation here.

Where are you located?

Pino Alto is located at:

Cabrillo College Main Campus
6500 Soquel Drive
Aptos, California 95003

Find us on the map here

How can I make a reservation?

Lunch: Pino Alto does not offer reservations for lunch. However, to reserve a table for 6 or more for lunch, please call (831) 479-5750 to book your party.
Dinner: You can reserve a table for 4 or less for dinner on Open Open Table here. For parties of 5 or more, reserve a table through our phone line at (831) 479-6524.

Where can I find the menu? And how often does the menu change?

Find our most current menus here.

Our lunch menu changes weekly and our dinner menu changes every three to four weeks. Don’t forget to check back for updates!