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Via Maestra 42

3343 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
+1 805-569-6522
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“salad” (14 reviews)
Open Now
08:30 - 21:00All hours
Italian, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
3343 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
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11 - 20 of 155 reviews

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Me and a friend were passing through Santa Barbara on our California road trip and the innkeeper where we stayed recommended this restaurant. We ordered spinach ravioli with cream sauce and basil, usually for me cream sauce *can* be too heavy but there was a...More

Thank Thomas Børresen H
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

One of the finest Italian delis that we have ever visited. The food was amazing and the staff was even better!

Thank dan b
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

As eggplant parmigiana is my favorite of all Italian dishes I base, fairly or unfairly, my review on how good that dish is at a restaurant. Growing up in the Bronx, I love the southern Italian brand of cooking and baking the eggplant in an...More

3  Thank edtrost
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Step through the door and step back in time. There is a wonderful feeling of something born of tradition. The food was excellent. Do not skip dessert, if necessary take it along for later. The space is small and fills up fast.

2  Thank sssnancysss
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Our favorite Thai place was unexpectedly closed on a Tuesday night so we happened across the street to this unimposing little spot we had talked about trying for over a year. SO glad we went in! The food was sensational (try "Le Legge"... simple and...More

2  Thank Chris M
Reviewed 31 March 2017

One of my favorites in Santa Barbara. It is a small busy place with really good people who have worked here for a long time. Loyal to repeat customers and always friendly and good food at reasonable prices. Eat in or out. Better than you...More

2  Thank expectquality1942
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I lived in Santa Barbara for several years and now go back to visit once a year and my first thought is always, "When am I going to Via Maestra?" Here's my recommendation - go on a weekday for lunch. It's quiet, you can sit...More

1  Thank Anna B
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Had dinner here recently with my wife and daughter. We have eaten here a number of times over the years and are always pleased with the quality and taste of the food. The dining experience is excellent in a very small, charming restaurant. Service is...More

2  Thank johnjg
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I asked the desk clerk at our hotel to recommend a good Italian restaurant and he suggested Via Maestra 42. I'm so happy we took his advice! Located in a small strip-mall it doesn't look like much from the outside however as soon a we...More

2  Thank jbtraveler2
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Consistently delivers, no matter how busy! Great pasta dishes, have tried both the meat and vegetable lasagne, and both were spectacular. A nice menu, lots of choices, and every time it is always great food. A little small inside and tables close together, but there...More

Thank emmyish
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3343 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-569-6522
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