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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)
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Italian, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3343 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

This authentic Italian eatery serves great Italian fare, but don't expect to get in and out fast. The bistro-style dining area is tight, with tables set close together, but that's part of the charm. Fresh pastas are the highlight here. Dessert fans have plenty of...More

Thank Wendy v
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Whether you go for breakfast, lunch, gelato or a cappuccino you'll love it. Everything made fresh. Very small with a few inside and outside tables. Cannolis are super!! Check out daily specials as well. Enjoy.

Thank EDD1967_83
Reviewed 10 July 2017

went there for dinner when we stayed in Santa Barbara and enjoyed the food so well (& had a great waiter who helped make the evening more enjoyable) that we went back there for brunch the next morning.

Thank Terry L
Reviewed 10 July 2017

this was a gem of a find. probably only locals know of this and probably should be kept as a secret :) excellent food and a must for all foodies

Thank SuhasGujarathi
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Showed up here without a reservation after reading lots of good reviews. We were not disappointed. After a 5 minute wait, we got a table. The food here is absolutely delicious. I had the mushroom ravioli (special) and it was mounth watering! Hubs had penne...More

Thank Nathalie C
Reviewed 5 July 2017

This is one of my favorite spots in Santa Barbara. The dining room is a little cramped and the outside is in a strip mall, but it is charming. Clearly locally owned and the staff is always the same and they are lovely. Because it...More

Thank expectquality1942
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Me and a friend were passing through Santa Barbara on our California road trip and the innkeeper where we stayed recommended this restaurant. We ordered spinach ravioli with cream sauce and basil, usually for me cream sauce *can* be too heavy but there was a...More

Thank Thomas Børresen H
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

One of the finest Italian delis that we have ever visited. The food was amazing and the staff was even better!

Thank dan b
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

As eggplant parmigiana is my favorite of all Italian dishes I base, fairly or unfairly, my review on how good that dish is at a restaurant. Growing up in the Bronx, I love the southern Italian brand of cooking and baking the eggplant in an...More

3  Thank edtrost
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Step through the door and step back in time. There is a wonderful feeling of something born of tradition. The food was excellent. Do not skip dessert, if necessary take it along for later. The space is small and fills up fast.

2  Thank sssnancysss
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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, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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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