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Arnoldi's Cafe

600 Olive St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1627
+1 805-962-5394
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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600 Olive St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1627
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a 30th birthday dinner with 20+ people at Arnoldi's and it was awesome. They were so accommodating and welcoming. They worked with us (and we were kind of last minute) to ensure it was a great event. The food was delicious, the staff...More

Thank Drmaqn23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arnoldo’s offers great Italian food, friendly staff, outdoor seating and bocce, a hard-to-beat combination. We like to celebrate birthdays here, and guests always have fun.

Thank coastliveoak
Reviewed 5 December 2017

I am a local resident of Santa Barbara and I was searching for a restaurant to have a birthday celebration for myself and 36 guests. This restaurant is hidden in old downtown Santa Barbara in a small unassuming building. Not only is there the front...More

Thank 1xmasgirl
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Attended party/luncheon in back of restaurant. Located in quiet residential area. Quaint ambiance inside with many old pictures. Clean restrooms. Very good service. Excellent food. Would return.

Thank LinVonCA
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We attended a large group event. The back yard was a good place for this event, although they also had other diners in the area at the same time. The food on our buffet was fine, but we had much better meals during our time...More

Thank phrogster
Reviewed 4 October 2017

While the food is OK, the best thing about Arnoldi's is their Bocci courts and substantial drinks (think Harry's or Joe's).

Thank KBuck724
Reviewed 25 September 2017

From start to finish Arnoldi’s was an amazing experience. Sara started helping me plan our dinner for 50 guests several months ago and was also prompt in responding to all my questions. Tery and all the other staff were so accommodating throughout the entire evening....More

Thank ADH2017637
Reviewed 18 September 2017

THIS PLACE HAS REALLY CHANGED. They now add a 20% tip to parties of only 4. However, they do NOT post this on the menu which is AGAINST THE LAW/CODE. It's hard to see that they added a tip on their tiny bill (especially after...More

1  Thank cocosb445
Reviewed 3 September 2017

I used to love this place, but we went yesterday with friends for brunch and the place was practically empty, yet it took over an hour to get 9 dishes- many of them the same. While waiting, no drink refills, no one checked on us...More

Thank Jen J
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

This is a solidly good pasta house. Dates back many years in Santa Barbara. Service was not so hot. The food on the other hand was very good. Salad and bread and pasta cooked perfectly. Good to get off State Street.

Thank phxaz54
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 Olive St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1627
    (Cota Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-962-5394
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