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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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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
37 E Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2605
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Years back this would've been a five star review we have had some off nights at our very favorite restaurant Ca Dario ! Every now and then our favorite sushi or salad isn't as good at the time before or the stuffed artichoke is a...More

Thank katheemiller
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Was told by a couple of friends to try this restaurant when we visited town. It did not disappoint. We made reservations and that is probably a good idea as the place is on the smaller side. We tried the rib eye steak and ravioli...More

Thank Stefanie L
Reviewed 17 July 2017

My wife and I made a reservation for 7:30. At 7:20 we called to let the restaurant know we might be a little late. We were told: "Don't worry, we have your table." We arrived at 7:35 and waited until 7:40 to be greeted. Actually,...More

Thank ccgasp
Reviewed 30 June 2017

on our last night in Santa Barbara, we chose Ca' Dario for dinner and had a great evening.... the restaurant is fairly small but very elegant ...the staff were all very warm & welcoming... we ordered a couple different wines by the glass to go...More

1  Thank 3DGs
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We have been to this place twice in one week for dinner and just love it. The food is so authentic and just delicious. Good size portions and a the perfect selection of desert to finish a great meal. This is now one of my...More

1  Thank Explorior
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We ate at 8pm Sunday night. My partner had pasta dish which she said was ok but nothing more than a fancy named bolognese. I had chicken in clay pot.. Chicken had skin on and was slimy, polenta cake was soggy, no veg, no fresh...More

Thank Hayley1966
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Although not as fancy as Santa Barbara's most beloved special occasion restaurants, Ca'Dario is my favorite in town. They know their regular customers and are attentive to them. The Italian menu is authentic and has a good variety of Italian regions represented. Good feel in...More

1  Thank expectquality1942
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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