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Via Maestra 42

3343 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
+1 805-569-6522
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“gelato” (33 reviews)
“pumpkin ravioli” (10 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 2 weeks ago

Via Maestra 42 was recommended to us by the staff at the Santa Barbara Wine Collective. The pumpkin ravioli was highly recommended so we each got a plate of it. HANDS DOWN the best pasta we've ever had!! We sat on the cozy little patio...More

Thank Janita M
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

I finally tried this place with a friend who’s been raving about it. It was absolutely delish with lively flavors. The only downside for me was that it’s super tiny and cramped with very small tables. I felt like I was in little Italy in...More

Thank DanielleRenee805
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The BEST Italian restaurant in Santa Barbara. was voted the best by Santa Barbara. experience Italian food at its best. a very large wine list, all Italian. they also have Gelateria Pasticceria, Italian ice cream and sweet treats. a must meal, Gnocchi di ricotta al...More

Thank Burt Y
Reviewed 2 November 2017

This is one of Santa Barbara's best places of all. I go for a top Italian dinner eating either inside or out. I often buy cheese and meat to go. I often order "catering size meals" for groups to go. I love eating a simple...More

Thank expectquality1942
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

A great italian restaurant. Authenticallly and run by an italian. Great food and a decent wine list. Friendly and helpful staff. Very famous by locals. Marcello M. Switzerland

Thank Marcel M
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Amazing meal and even more amazing dining experience - we had one of the most entertaining waiters we have ever had - Andrew. Thank you for a most entertaining experience!! The food was also a star too - the Bruschettas were the most amazing we...More

Thank SusannaW799
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

This was truly a special hidden gem . The bow tie salmon pasta special was delicious. The bolognese and meat lasagna was perfect . Salad was very fresh . Loved the warm bread . Dessert were amazing . We definitely will return again .

Thank kd1314
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Margarita who lived in the area took us to this amazingly oasis. It is her local and as we were later in the evening managed to get a table. Instantly every member of the family/staff greeted her like a long lost friend. Travelling for 2...More

Thank Petrena M
Reviewed 30 July 2017

My husband says he does not like parking lot restaurants so I have not been able to coerce him to go with me as often as I like-- but I have some friends I regularly meet here for a cup of coffee and chat ,...More

Thank katheemiller
Reviewed 27 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
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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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