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Via Maestra 42

3343 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
+1 805-569-6522
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“gelato” (34 reviews)
“pumpkin ravioli” (11 reviews)
“vongole” (2 reviews)
Closes in 3 min
08:30 - 21:00 Hours
Italian, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
3343 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

This charming & friendly little deli/restaurant has really really fresh pasta and ingredients. There is not much room to move around, the tables & chairs are diminutive, but the food is YUMMY! I've had several pasta dishes here and you can never go wrong with...More

Thank SCtogo
Reviewed 18 March 2015

We had a very enjoyable dinner at this restaurant in early March. Nice soups, good bread, two excellent lasagna entrees. His meat, mine veg. We shared a dessert which was also very good. Nice attentive service and a comfortable atmosphere. All added up to a...More

Thank Di B
Reviewed 10 March 2015

We ate here for Sunday lunch - it is a busy, busy little restaurant, not pretentious but the service and the food were fantastic; basically we all ate far more than was good for us because it was so good! The location in a strip...More

1  Thank DeborahRuth
Reviewed 3 March 2015

This is a great little Italian restaurant. Did I say terrific staff? Yes, I did, terrific! We felt like we were appreciated and never ignored. Great food too, but I couldn't quite give it a gourmet quality 5-star. HIghly recommended!

Thank johnc_19
Reviewed 24 February 2015

The restaurant is small but inviting and the staff is friendly, The food is fresh and everything I have tried there has been quite good, The service was a little off on my last visit but overall it was still a very good dining experience,

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 25 January 2015

This little place is a delight. You will feel like you just stepped into a family run restaurant in Italy. Everything is fresh and really delicious. The pasta is never overcooked. My husband loves their squid ink pasta, but I am more traditional. Don't miss...More

1  Thank Nancy55690
Reviewed 30 November 2014

We dine here once in a while and this time only one meal out of five was acceptable. It was a weeknight, they were short staffed and needed more help. But that's not all. My son loves their lasagna bolognese and what they served tasted...More

Thank Balzac51
Reviewed 30 August 2014

My wife and I had lunch at Via Maestra yesterday and it was a total success. The restaurant is located on upper State Street just past where Las Positas crosses over it. Not a very big place but has patio seating which is shaded and...More

Thank DrBud_12
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Kind of weird eating next to the local post office but if you can get past the exterior the food was awesome. Derek our waiter was super helpful. Let us taste the white wines to ensure we got the one we wanted to pair with...More

Thank Saraprohandler
Reviewed 21 August 2014

We actually visited in May 2013. We had to queue for a seat (always a good sign) which gave us an opportunity to see the food being passed out from the kitchen. Not only do they have seating but the deli was mouth watering. Having...More

Thank kflbell
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3343 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-569-6522
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