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819 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2211
+1 805-966-9463
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“steak frites” (2 reviews)
“small plates” (5 reviews)
Closes in 10 min
16:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Wine Bar, Bar, Spanish, Pub
££ - £££
819 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2211
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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Wide variety of menu selections to pick from but always include the tomato soup. Best wine on tap offerings in the area. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere. Off State Street with a nice buzz.

Thank Jbhes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

The food and ambiance here are amazing! You can't go wrong. We went here after a day of traveling for some wine and small plates and what a great choice. They have an excellent wine selection, excellent cheeseboard, and several small plates that are delicious....More

Thank Shughesrn
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We only ate in the bar area for a quick lunch but it was like the entire list of food options and wine options was made for me! The food selection was scrumptious and not at all over filling. Wine selection was awesome. I would...More

Thank Tina W
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Conveniently located near several tasting rooms in the El Paseo complex. Average food but local beers and wines on the menu....

Thank redr8r
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Great place to get a good glass of wine and steak bites after a crowded movie! Enough folks to feel comfortable but not jammed... and conducive to quiet conversation (reviewing movie we just saw)--- affordable, happy atmosphere!

Thank Terry W
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Burrata Jar to DIE for! Carnitas flatbread AMAZING! Spanish corn.....must must have to go along with flatbread. Everything we tried, we loved!

Thank heatherdX8746JE
Reviewed 5 May 2016

I was invited to cocktails at Intermezzo the other night and after my visit, I wondered why I don't go there more often! The atmosphere was such a refreshing change from the usual spots on State St., very sophisticated, yet not stuffy, quiet enough to...More

Thank Terri D
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Had a reeeeeely nice lunch here after a small garden wedding at the Santa Barbara Courthouse. Party of about 14-15. They really accommodated us, printed up custom menus with couples' names, which was a super nice touch. We had "family style" apps, and the food,...More

Thank Alicia K
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Wonderful place for dinner or just a glass of wine - the quality is superb!! Since the first visit it has become my favorite place in Santa Barbara when I meet friends or need a moment just for me :)

Thank ladolcevitainitaly
Reviewed 23 February 2016

The food and service never disappoint! My husband and I always have a meal at Intermezzo when we are in Santa Barbara!

Thank Margaret S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
American, Wine Bar, Bar, Spanish, Pub
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 819 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2211
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-966-9463
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Intermezzo Bar + Cafe Is A Fun And Vibrant Space, Designed As A Place To Meet For A Quick Flatbread, Glass Of Wine From Our Innovative And Green Tap System Or Cocktail Before Dinner. Fresh Imaginative Chopped Salads, Flatbreads And Small Plates Of Simple Yet Great Food That Shares Well And A Fantastic Line-up Of Gourmet Burgers. Choose To Dine European-style On The The Front Portico. Locals Love The Bustling Energy Of The Cafe, With Convivial Bartender, Flatbread Oven Aromatics And The Comfort Of Our Fireplace Lounge.
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