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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%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“quail” (9 reviews)
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Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
37 E Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2605
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Ca'Dario's pasta bolognese isn't just spaghetti with red meat sauce. The noodles are wide and the meat sauce has cream in it so it's very rich and brownish in color. Absolutely divine. The other dish I've tried here is the skirt steak with green peppercorn...More

1  Thank Curlyque99
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Santa Barbara has emerged from the smoke, and is ready for visitors! We had a lovely evening of sage butter raviolis and white truffle risotto. The service was impeccable.

Thank cheshrgato
Reviewed 20 December 2017

My brother had been telling me about this place for some time. We finally got to try it out. We were semi on a diet so stayed away from the pasta that we will come back for. The hostess and the waiter were very very...More

Thank Jedimasterkush
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Even on a busy Saturday night, Ca'Dario was a delight. Service perfect, great consistent menu, lots of choice and a variety of price points. It is clearly a well run and reflects the good taste of the owner, Dario. This is my go to restaurant...More

Thank expectquality1942
Reviewed 25 November 2017

My wife and I spend the winters in Santa Barbara and have been wanting to try this restaurant for a while. We made a reservation for Thanksgiving dinner. It was quite disappointing! The place is small and noisy, with tables too close together. The service...More

Thank garyfl
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Our local friends showed us one of their favourite restaurants in Santa Barbara and it was a nice taste of Italy - their seafood dishes are especially good.

Thank Alstapelfeld
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We started coming to this restaurant years ago and it's so good that we always eat here when we're in town. It's all high-quality real Italian food. (I assume the Italian family next to us eats here for the same reason). I had the quail...More

1  Thank CaTraveler7777
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I live in London, England and we are spoilt for superb Italian restaurants. I come to California twice a year and always visit this restaurant. I think it is outstanding!! Only wish it was in London. The lamb chops are to die for. It's eating...More

1  Thank julesP9244JA
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Along with the wonderful FISH ENTERPRISE seafood restaurant, this is one of the two very best restaurants in Santa Barbara for excellent food, great service, and reasonable prices. Went there for lunch yesterday again with friends and the service was as great as ever. Two...More

1  Thank billyboy53
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Every dish is the best it can be. This is Italian food made to please and ones taste buds are highly sensitised with every bite. You can get all of the usually Italian plates, but they have got it down was to decent portions and...More

1  Thank BlakievanHemert
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9 December 2017|
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Response from Barbara L | Reviewed this property |
I was there for lunch twice. I don't remember the exact prices, but they seemed fair for the quality of the food and service. Depending on what you order this restaurant is very doable!
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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