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Ca' Dario Ristorante Italiano

37 E Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2605
+1 805-884-9419
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“ravioli” (52 reviews)
“baked chicken” (6 reviews)
“puttanesca” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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37 E Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2605
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Reviewed yesterday

We were on the road,returning from Northern California and looking to stop for a quick Italian meal. What a gem we found! We were seated at a white clothed table for two and explained to the waiter that we were in transit and didn't have...More

Thank eur0traveller50
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ca'Dario is a charming restaurant in the heart of Santa Barbara, CA. The food is exquisite. The taste and presentation are beyond excellent. The service is tops. Friendly atmosphere in a lovely setting. Don't miss this gem!

Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 4 days ago

We attended the SBPD’s, “Fun with The Force” event at Pat Nesbitt’s Bella Vista estate. Ca’Dario was one of the vendors offering fabulous Ravioli Al Burro E Slavia, Pasta pillows filled with spinach and ricotta with brown butter and sage sauce. Their presentation was wonderful!...More

Thank Diana D
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This was a white-tablecloth Italian restaurant, with excellent food fairly priced for an upscale tourist city. The staff was attentive to our needs; our nine-month-old grandbaby picked up on the vibes and was particularly well-behaved. We had a tasty antipasti, pasta with clams in a...More

Thank cELlery2015
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Yes, order the ravioli! Don't even think twice! We also had an octopus appetizer which wasn't the typical deep fried dish but was gently sautéed in a spicy tomato sauce. Yum. In addition to the ravioli (did I mention you should get the ravioli?!!), we...More

Thank Tamara T
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Great room, great energy, family owned, reasonably priced food. They take care of return customers. I love this place and it is my go to restaurant. Yes, there are fancier restaurants in town, but this is reliable, great value, and an authentic experience.

Thank expectquality1942
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We have returned many times to this place, as the food is very good, with carefully prepared sauces and al dente pastas. However the last time we were there for lunch the place was mostly empty except for us and one table of 5 ladies....More

Thank raleigh2016
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We had dinner Sunday night after discovering the restaurant on a tasting tour of Santa Barbara. The dining room was very nice and service was outstanding. We recommend the asparagus appetizer as a starter. All 3 of us had pasta. The TAGLIATELLE VERDI ALLA BOLOGNESE...More

Thank gwfritz
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This is one of our friends' favorite restaurants in Santa Barbara. We started with Caesar salads that were light and crisp, followed by the ribeye steaks that tasted like those I had in Florence. The cannelloni beans that accompanied it were beyond delicious! We'll definitely...More

Thank SophieBlue09
Reviewed 27 July 2017

The best food is available here. You do have to put up with a great deal of noise. It is worth it for everything is delicious. The service is good, but since the place is so popular one has to endure close, small tables.

Thank Altomom
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 E Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2605
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-884-9419
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