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Santa Barbara Italian Cafe & Catering

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5012 Broadway St, Pearland, TX 77581-3939
+1 281-485-5676
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Fri 17:00 - 21:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Friendswood, Texas
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant had one location in Friendswood quite a few years back and we enjoyed their cooking so much BUT they closed one in my town and remains open their original one in Pearland. I heard that the lady is getting old and her son is continuing her legacy. You won't be disappointed. My husband loves their Cesar salad. I... More 

Thank Maxandlady
Pearland, Texas
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered the Italian Feast which came with lasagna, chicken parmesan, and fettuccine Alfredo. The chicken parmesan and fettuccine Alfredo were delicious. The sauce on the lasagna was a bit too sweet for me. Everything tasted very authentic. Much better than your average "olive garden" fare. Prices were about the same as og. I will definitely be back when the... More 

Thank Lisa R
Pearland, Texas
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We ate here when we moved to Pearland 2 years ago, we loved it. We loved it soo much, we had them cater our wedding. Food was great. We go back often.

Thank Danny D
Lake Jackson, Texas
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Delicious Italian in a quaint setting. The Cesar salad is great. All entrees are excellent, especially those with the marinara. The marinara is the best. The service/wait staff are very cordial. Reservations a must on Friday and Saturday nights.

Thank Margaret s
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Not what I was hoping for. Left disappointed I spent my money there. They don't make exceptions to menu and the pasta sauce is not good. I left having only eaten a few bites and no box to go. They saw I didn't eat the food but made no effort to discount my unhappiness. I didn't complain or expect it... More 

1 Thank Angie D
Pearland, Texas
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I have eaten here 3 times now, and all 3 times there was too much salt compared to other restaurants and my taste. The last time I was here the restrooms needed attention. The time before that, they were wiping the tables with a very strong chemical that had a noxious odor. Nice menu choices though, just wish they would... More 

Thank Gwen B
Pearland, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Food is truly authentic and home made. I've been to Italy and tried all the foods there are and Santa Barbara offers the same taste. The environment is very calm and Italian

Thank 2015vc
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Great italian food and very generous portions. You can bring your own wine, but there is a small corking fee. Waitress are all very friendly.

Thank Ginny C
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Loved it food was amazing, had blackened chicken pasta, with creamy spinach sauce. Yum yum yum, highly recommend if you want real Italian food with flavour.

Thank S2127YHangelaw
Pearland, Texas
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This is a very limited seating restaurant, so make reservations or get there early. The food is really great and you can bring your OWN WINE!

Thank secasas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5012 Broadway St, Pearland, TX 77581-3939
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Pearland
  • Phone Number: +1 281-485-5676

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?