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1316 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2610
+1 805-899-9100
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 20:30
Tue 17:00 - 22:30
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Milton, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We were wandering up State Street exploring and noticed this restaurant with some people sitting outside on the terrace eating. Also noticed it is Greek cuisine. Waiter very pleasant. Chicken souvlaki was delicious....I ate every bite. My spouse ordered a lamb and beef short ribs combine, with a Greek name I do not recall, but he found it excellent. And... More 

Thank mcg-car
Santa Barbara, California
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226 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We spend about 3 months or more a year in Greece and have for about 12 years. So yes, we have eaten a lot of Greek food. Petros does a great job of mixing Greek cuisine with a California flair. We had three main courses and the table appetizer of skordalia and bread along with Nikos saganaki, all were really... More 

Thank Heligypsy
Goleta, CA
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25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I love this restaurant. If you love lamb this is a great place to go. They have many other delicious looking options as well (I just can't stop myself from ordering the lamb). There is nice wine list and for an appetizer I recommend the tray of various dips with pita. Wonderful flavors! The patio is my favorite place to... More 

Thank Clare805
Andover, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We went with friends a few days before Christmas, so it wasn't clear to us whether it would be vastly crowded or very empty—it turned out to have an average number of diners, enough for sociability, not so many we couldn't hear each other. We came early, before the bartender arrived, and so the mixed drink Aphrodite wasn't available—after starting... More 

Thank AprilLovesToTravel
Santa Barbara, California
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96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The place looked empty, but I trusted the good reviews and gave it a shot. The owner is a delightful Greek guy, very hospitable. The experience on a weekend felt like lunch on the Mediterranean - slow pace, delicious food, relaxing ambience. The pace of lunch service was a bit slow, but maybe that's the point. We had chicken souvlaki... More 

Thank Jkwusa
La Mirada, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Loved this restaurant and will definitely be going back the next time I am in the area. The lamb chops were delicious and I paired it with their own Petros Sarah and it was excellent. The ambiance is beautiful, the staff friendly and helpful, and not expensive for great food.

Thank Geri H
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I had dinner last night at Petros and have not stopped talking about it! It's sooooo good!! And this is the exact phrase that was proclaimed at all the tables (within eavesdropping distance). I'm not even kidding!! In our party of 3, we ordered the rack of lamb (comes with brocolini), short rib spaghetti, and the best dessert in the... More 

Thank caliiitrav
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely girls night out here. The strawberry dessert was killer as were the Hercules martinis with feta stuffed olives. Service was impeccable, I'm not sure why we haven't spent more time here. Very European ambiance, I loved the fountains and front row seats for people watching!

Thank Alyssa L
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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189 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We were one couple in large party of twenty+ people who had the good fortune of going to Petros for a family celebration. We really enjoyed the platter of assorted appetizer Dips. Our salads were fantastic and the side of sweet potatoes fries were a real treat. Everyone else in our group seemed quite pleased with their entrees. Portions were... More 

Thank lfiebert
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

I have been there once and i ordered the Karpouzi Salad and it was to die for our server was the best and he treated us very kindly i would recommend this place to anybody and especially Greeks

Thank Sofia v

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1316 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2610
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-899-9100

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