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Ca' Dario Ristorante Italiano

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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Portola Valley, California
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228 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

6 of us had a great meal here. The food was excellent and quickly prepared. The waiter was excellent and very personable. We brought our own wine and I'm not sure if they even charged a corkage fee. The overall price for dinner was very reasonable. The only downside might be the overall ambient noise, it is a busy place... More 

1 Thank JLG3000
Hope, Alaska
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

As an aficionado ... I can say with absolute confidance that their Carpaccio was outstanding ! Bravo !

1 Thank sennenhundgroup
San Jose, California
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We return to Ca' Dario every time we're visit SB. One of us always gets the ravioli with sage brown butter. Always. They have traditional Italian food as well that has never let us down.

Thank Jennifer W
Newark, New Jersey
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I had dinner her the other night with my employer and it was wonderful! The service was great and the food was out of this world! I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for good Italian food while in Santa Barbara.

1 Thank Kevin M
Aspen, Colorado
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Friends took me to another of their "Favorite Restaurants". It lived up to their description. An excellent , meal.

1 Thank ColoradoMtTraveler
Bakersfield, California
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

One of Santa Barbara’s best Italian restaurants with classic well prepared dishes. Seating can sometimes be a challenge so it’s best to book ahead.

1 Thank MP T
Austin, Texas
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139 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Mind you, probably some of the better pasta you can get in Santa Barbara, but then again, that is a Relative statement, and - most resolutely - not an Absolute one. The pasta (some of it) is handmade, but depending on the time of the day and the phase of the moon can be - undercooked (once. the first time... More 

Thank dieswaytoofast
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

A friend recommended this restaurant to us, and it was perfect. The place looks elegant and cozy, the food that we ordered was delicious.My husband ordered ravioli with spinach and I ordered spaghetti with clams and they were both outstanding, You could tell the food is prepared with care and the pastas are handmade. It was a treat being there... More 

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dallas texas
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I never thought I would find pasta so wonderfully prepared I would write a review about it, but the hand made pasta and accompanying sauces are wonderful. The Bolognese is quite different than I have ever sampled before, wonderfully different. Many dishes may appear to be "simple", but don't be fooled, your taste buds will provide a complex combination of... More 

1 Thank vinogringo
Piedmont, California
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38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

The fish puttanesca was the best I ever had and the service staff was just wonderful. The Irish whiskey didn't subtrack from the experience, either.

Thank gtsaperstein

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?