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Ca' Dario Ristorante Italiano

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37 E Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2605 (Anacapa)
+1 805-884-9419
Today
11:30 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Malibu, California
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ca' Dario is the kind of restaurant that you visit once and fall in love with. There is nothing pretentious about the spot, located a block off State Street on Victoria. It is a simple local favorite restaurant with food that blows you away every time. We have never had anything less than stellar food here. We first learned about... More 

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were first introduced to Ca' Dario on our Santa Barbara Food Tour. They gave us a sampling of their famous ravioli in brown butter & tagliatelle bolognese. Both melted in your mouth. We ended up going their two more times on our short trip it was so good. Both times I got the the ravioli...it was that good!!! It... More 

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United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

If we crave Italian, Ca' Dario is our top pick. We've eaten here several times, and have never been disappointed. It's a nice setting and every dish we have tried, we have enjoyed. The only drawbacks are the restaurant can be loud and the service a little aloof, but neither detract much from the overall experience.

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London
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179 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

When we arrived, the atmosphere was very promising. It felt as though it was going to be a genuine local, favourite Italian. It was crammed full with locals, and not a tourist in sight. However, the food was ultimately disappointing, with large portions of less than stellar ingredients. Service from the lovely Claudia was excellent. Maybe we just chose very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

A traditional style (some might say 'old fashioned') Italian just a block or so off 'the main drag' (State Street). The food is also traditional, but what we had was perfect. Nothing fancy or 'moderne' stuff', it's what's been eaten for generations, made the same way, which is something other restaurants aspire to or pretend to, but so many cut... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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279 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Ca'dario is a great trusty restaurant. Really good Italian food where there is very little "red sauce." Creative and extensive menu. This is my favorite standby top restaurant. Maybe it is not as cutting edge or as farm to table as some, but really good food in a great old space. Year after year it is popular and a great... More 

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Portola Valley, California
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219 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

6 of us had a great meal here. The food was excellent and quickly prepared. The waiter was excellent and very personable. We brought our own wine and I'm not sure if they even charged a corkage fee. The overall price for dinner was very reasonable. The only downside might be the overall ambient noise, it is a busy place... More 

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Hope, Alaska
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

As an aficionado ... I can say with absolute confidance that their Carpaccio was outstanding ! Bravo !

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San Jose, California
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We return to Ca' Dario every time we're visit SB. One of us always gets the ravioli with sage brown butter. Always. They have traditional Italian food as well that has never let us down.

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Newark, New Jersey
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

I had dinner her the other night with my employer and it was wonderful! The service was great and the food was out of this world! I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for good Italian food while in Santa Barbara.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$35
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 E Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2605
    (Anacapa)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-884-9419

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?