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Ca' Dario Ristorante Italiano

37 E Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2605
+1 805-884-9419
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“ravioli” (53 reviews)
“baked chicken” (6 reviews)
“puttanesca” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:30All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
37 E Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2605
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

This was a white-tablecloth Italian restaurant, with excellent food fairly priced for an upscale tourist city. The staff was attentive to our needs; our nine-month-old grandbaby picked up on the vibes and was particularly well-behaved. We had a tasty antipasti, pasta with clams in a...More

1  Thank cELlery2015
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Yes, order the ravioli! Don't even think twice! We also had an octopus appetizer which wasn't the typical deep fried dish but was gently sautéed in a spicy tomato sauce. Yum. In addition to the ravioli (did I mention you should get the ravioli?!!), we...More

1  Thank Tamara T
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Great room, great energy, family owned, reasonably priced food. They take care of return customers. I love this place and it is my go to restaurant. Yes, there are fancier restaurants in town, but this is reliable, great value, and an authentic experience.

1  Thank expectquality1942
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We have returned many times to this place, as the food is very good, with carefully prepared sauces and al dente pastas. However the last time we were there for lunch the place was mostly empty except for us and one table of 5 ladies....More

Thank raleigh2016
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We had dinner Sunday night after discovering the restaurant on a tasting tour of Santa Barbara. The dining room was very nice and service was outstanding. We recommend the asparagus appetizer as a starter. All 3 of us had pasta. The TAGLIATELLE VERDI ALLA BOLOGNESE...More

1  Thank gwfritz
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This is one of our friends' favorite restaurants in Santa Barbara. We started with Caesar salads that were light and crisp, followed by the ribeye steaks that tasted like those I had in Florence. The cannelloni beans that accompanied it were beyond delicious! We'll definitely...More

Thank SophieBlue09
Reviewed 27 July 2017

The best food is available here. You do have to put up with a great deal of noise. It is worth it for everything is delicious. The service is good, but since the place is so popular one has to endure close, small tables.

Thank Altomom
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Years back this would've been a five star review we have had some off nights at our very favorite restaurant Ca Dario ! Every now and then our favorite sushi or salad isn't as good at the time before or the stuffed artichoke is a...More

Thank katheemiller
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Was told by a couple of friends to try this restaurant when we visited town. It did not disappoint. We made reservations and that is probably a good idea as the place is on the smaller side. We tried the rib eye steak and ravioli...More

Thank Stefanie L
Reviewed 17 July 2017

My wife and I made a reservation for 7:30. At 7:20 we called to let the restaurant know we might be a little late. We were told: "Don't worry, we have your table." We arrived at 7:35 and waited until 7:40 to be greeted. Actually,...More

1  Thank ccgasp
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 E Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2605
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-884-9419
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