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Intermezzo

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Wine Bar, Bar, Pub
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819 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2211
+1 805-966-9463
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Today
16:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Chandler, Arizona
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and ambiance here are amazing! You can't go wrong. We went here after a day of traveling for some wine and small plates and what a great choice. They have an excellent wine selection, excellent cheeseboard, and several small plates that are delicious. The dessert is great too. Its close to state street, so its easily accessible and... More 

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Thank Shughesrn
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We only ate in the bar area for a quick lunch but it was like the entire list of food options and wine options was made for me! The food selection was scrumptious and not at all over filling. Wine selection was awesome. I would be a regular if I lived in Santa Barbara!

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Thank Tina W
Oklahoma
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Conveniently located near several tasting rooms in the El Paseo complex. Average food but local beers and wines on the menu....

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Thank redr8r
Santa Barbara, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Great place to get a good glass of wine and steak bites after a crowded movie! Enough folks to feel comfortable but not jammed... and conducive to quiet conversation (reviewing movie we just saw)--- affordable, happy atmosphere!

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Thank Terry W
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Burrata Jar to DIE for! Carnitas flatbread AMAZING! Spanish corn.....must must have to go along with flatbread. Everything we tried, we loved!

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Thank heatherdX8746JE
Santa Barbara, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

I was invited to cocktails at Intermezzo the other night and after my visit, I wondered why I don't go there more often! The atmosphere was such a refreshing change from the usual spots on State St., very sophisticated, yet not stuffy, quiet enough to have a conversation, but a great locals vibe, amazing service by Trevor and while we... More 

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Thank Terri D
upland, ca
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Had a reeeeeely nice lunch here after a small garden wedding at the Santa Barbara Courthouse. Party of about 14-15. They really accommodated us, printed up custom menus with couples' names, which was a super nice touch. We had "family style" apps, and the food, ordered off the menu, came out quickly. They were also able to provide a wedding... More 

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Thank ozzbound
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Wonderful place for dinner or just a glass of wine - the quality is superb!! Since the first visit it has become my favorite place in Santa Barbara when I meet friends or need a moment just for me :)

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Thank ladolcevitainitaly
Apple Valley, California
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

The food and service never disappoint! My husband and I always have a meal at Intermezzo when we are in Santa Barbara!

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Thank Margaret S
Santa Barbara, California
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

It has become our favorite place to meet friends drink some Margerum Wine and share delicious small food dishes before going to an event. We go there at least every 4 to 6 weeks.

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Thank Joost B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Wine Bar, Bar, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 819 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2211
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-966-9463
Description
INTERMEZZO BAR + CAFE IS A FUN AND VIBRANT SPACE, DESIGNED AS A PLACE TO MEET FOR A QUICK FLATBREAD, GLASS OF WINE FROM OUR INNOVATIVE AND GREEN TAP SYSTEM OR COCKTAIL BEFORE DINNER. FRESH IMAGINATIVE CHOPPED SALADS, FLATBREADS AND SMALL PLATES OF SIMPLE YET GREAT FOOD THAT SHARES WELL AND A FANTASTIC LINE-UP OF GOURMET BURGERS. CHOOSE TO DINE ALFRESCO ON THE HISTORIC COURTYARD AT A TABLE NEXT TO THE FOUNTAIN OR EUROPEAN-STYLE ON THE THE FRONT PORTICO. LOCALS LOVE THE BUSTLING ENERGY OF THE CAFE, WITH CONVIVIAL BARTENDER, FLATBREAD OVEN AROMATICS AND THE COMFORT OF OUR FIREPLACE LOUNGE.

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