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Montecito Wine Bistro

) #11 of 18 Restaurants in Montecito ££ - £££ American, Mediterranean,
516 San Ysidro Rd, Montecito, CA 93108-2125
+1 805-969-7520
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good50%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“sushi” (2 reviews)
“ahi” (3 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
516 San Ysidro Rd, Montecito, CA 93108-2125
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Heading north from Anaheim to Santa Barbara to catch a concert at Santa Barbara Bowl (Jack Johnson, fantastic!!) we were looking for an early dinner nearby at a restaurant with gluten-free options. Montecito Wine Bistro is about 15 minutes from the Bowl tucked away in...More

Thank richandmarti
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to find this gem while looking for a special place to celebrate our daughters UCSB graduation recently. I was trying to satisfy a variety of tastes and liked the menu here. It is not one of the high profile locations you...More

Thank CChase2214
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped here with friends after a hike. We were very impressed with how delicious (and healthy!) the food was. From appetizers to dessert, and of course some wine, we were all happy with our meals. The Thai wrap appetizer and Ahi sandwich, chocolate torte......More

Thank Oscar N Barbara Z
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We love dining at the Montecito Wine Bistro. Food is always good and, now, we can enjoy bringing our new puppy. The MWB was welcoming to Lily Rose and she was a hit with the other arriving and departing patrons. She's well behaved and so...More

Thank Bellauno
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Dined here twice. Loved the pesto fettuccini [with sun dried tomatoes, artichoke, and mushrooms with optional shrimp] and [twice] the Watkins burger, though disappointed by the grilled tri-tip sandwich. Tri-tip is a regional beef specialty, but this serving was not all that flavorful and on...More

Thank DCtraveler9
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

January is a little chilly in Santa Barbara so it is fun to have dinner at a local restaurant that has a big fire place, really good food and excellent service. My partner enjoyed the halibut special that she said was top notch and I...More

Thank Snooge42
Reviewed 18 November 2016

I've had a number of tasty meals at the Bistro--lunches and dinners. Without exception, the food has been divine! Most recently I enjoyed the Ahi Bites. It's the perfect size for a light lunch. And SO good! My friend had the lasagna special which was...More

1  Thank pearlfrancis
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Enjoy the flat breads and salads on a quiet outdoor patio. Great area for shopping and wasting an afternoon. Good wine selection, and light lunches.

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Only a few years ago, I loved to go to Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro on State Street when I visited Santa Barbara. I was sad to see them go. I recently made a trip out to visit the Montecito Wine Bistro and I was not...More

Thank maileann
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This bistro is located in a small low scale affluent mall. We sat outside and had a lovely little lunch. I had the salad nicoise which was perfectly prepared. My husband had a sandwich equally well done. A lovely spot.

1  Thank jej9001
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$38
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 516 San Ysidro Rd, Montecito, CA 93108-2125
    (East Valley Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Montecito
  • Phone Number: +1 805-969-7520
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