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436 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-5317
+1 805-957-4177
11:30 - 22:00
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290 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you're with a group, try the family-size plate of pasta (~$25) - a great big serving to share. On cool evenings they provide propane heaters on the patio, making it comfy to sit outside. The servers were friendly and helpful.

Thank ccvvbb
Santa Clarita, California
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154 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I ordered the Halibut..perfectly prepared in a light shopped tomato base. Out of this world. Tender, big portion, excellent sides. Highly recommend. Outstanding service.

Thank TCBJ36Yrs
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My risotto was succulent ! The sphere is really nice and people are so kind ! I really recommend this place !

Thank 464mathildel
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

State Street restaurants are not always the best. Locals don't eat here, just tourists. We were tourists looking for a fast bite after a movie. As stated in many reviews, the wait staff is friendly and welcoming. That's the good part. The part we paid for, the food, was very minus. Minestrone soup made with water and zucchini. Where is... More 

Thank Bird K
Edmonton, Canada
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This was a fun casual evening out! Good location on State street, nice decor We sat outside (January) under heaters - the service was fantastic! Food was all great - but their calamari is the best ever!!!

Thank jay170
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84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I ate here. The food was good. Lasagna was really tasty. My daughter's pizza was really good as well. And I have to say that the Caesar salad was one of the best I have ever had. For the location right on State Street, the price was great as well. Very good service....fast and friendly.

Thank travelguy21776
San Diego CA
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54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Arrived in Santa Barbara on Christmas day and headed to State St. Didn't want anything to formal and was hungry early, and Bucatini had a nice menu and was busy, but no wait so decided to give it a try. Had a small table inside -- and for some reason we seemed to not have a designated waiter, so service... More 

Thank ready2go123
New York City, New York
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250 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Had some nice pasta here, and a quartino of red wine. Sitting outside is nice, and they have heat lamps for the cooler months.

Thank NYCJulieB
Camarillo, California
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

This has become my family's "Go To" restaurant whenever we are in Santa Barbara, or anywhere nearby. Especially when we are attending the Santa Barbara Film Festival. The food is always delicious and is prepared perfectly. There is a wide variety of items on the menu, and a very nice wine list too. Several great appetizers to chose from, my... More 

Thank Mar51
San Francisco, California
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106 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

When in Santa Barbara don't miss Bucatini! The food is excellent and the pasta is perfect! I had the fusilli with truffle and mushroom and it was perfection: simple, balanced and so flavorlful, go there!!!

Thank dianamna

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 436 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-5317
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-957-4177

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