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Ca' Dario Ristorante Italiano

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37 E Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2605 (Anacapa)
+1 805-884-9419
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Marina del Rey, California
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203 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived with my sister and a set of cranky 4 year old twins in tow. Fortunately they wisely placed in a corner table where the twins could be kept out of the path of waiters and patrons as much as possible. The restaurant is not spacious, so this was important. Our waiter was great at getting some food ordered... More 

Thank dwalker43
Reading, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited this restaurant several times, every time we come to Santa Barbara, and always enjoyed it. Whilst the checking in process has been chaotic, we have always managed to get our table at the correct time. Last night was different. We arrived at 6.45 for our 7.00 confirmed booking and were told our table was not yet ready.... More 

Thank Sue33_12
Espanola, New Mexico
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't understand why this restaurant gets good reviews. My husband and I shared the potato gnocchi with crab and scallops followed by a whole branzino and contorni. The gnocchi was overcooked and slimy with no evidence of crab. The scallops were edible. The fish was thin and mushy and was probably black cod rather than the more expensive sea... More 

Thank Sue N
Santa Barbara
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice variety of Italian food tasty and well presented. Nothing outstanding, however. Good wine list, but too few by the glass. Attentive wait staff. Two attractive rooms, tables very crowded together. A major drawback is the noise level. We four had a corner window table and had to shout at each other throughout our entire meal. No music, just lots... More 

Thank llionlady
Thousand Oaks, California
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The menu here had a Lot of choices and specials. They have a nice,wine list but the coctails taste watered down.i think the front room is,quieter. I love their puttanesca sauce on gluten free pasta. My husband and our male friend enjoy trying different things and usually like them a Lot. The female friend always gets pasta and loves it.... More 

Thank Linda S
Calabasas, California
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We had an 8:00 reservation and arrived just before 8. We were politely told that there would be a wait. So at 8:35 a table became open and my daughter and I would be next, I expected. A man then steps up to the hostess and said he'd been waiting for a half hour and so she seated him and... More 

Thank Judith P
Santa Barbara, California
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Ca' Dario Ristorante Italiano is a great place for dinner, the food is outstanding and the wait staff were very attentive. I went with a friend and I had ciotola DI Mare and it was just a treat to eat, it was similar to a ciopino and my friend had a salmon dish. The food was outstanding. The restaurant is... More 

Thank hrly
Santa Barbara, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Best ribeye in town!!! It's large so my husband and I share it. It's amazingly flavorfull! The restaraunt is small and busy...a bit noisey but still a favorite place to go or recommend to visitors. It's true Italien cusine!

Thank Laura S
Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

What an unexpected treat we found in this little restaurant. We were in Santa Barbara for the day wine tasting and had asked several folks where we could find good Italian food; Ca' Dario was mentioned the preponderance of the time. We stopped in on a Tuesday evening for an early dinner and stayed for a leisurely three-hour meal. The... More 

1 Thank DCKuala
Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went here for a late lunch on his birthday, and this place didn't disappoint. The service was kind, courteous, and unpretentious, and our meals were some of the best we've ever eaten. These are people who seriously know their way around a kitchen.

1 Thank leftcoaster63

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$35
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?