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Arnoldi's Cafe

600 Olive St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1627
+1 805-962-5394
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (9 reviews)
“meat balls” (2 reviews)
“salad” (11 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
600 Olive St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1627
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

This is hard because the food is decent. I think had the experience been better we would give it another shot. My husband and I had never gone there and thought we would give it a try last night. We went on OpenTable and saw...More

Thank jgatsby2013
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

This is also a hidden gem located in a great place (not touristic) and its always being enjoyed by locals. You can have amazing Italian food, wine, dessert and also play some “bochas” outside in their courtyard. Please support this business and visit it as...More

1  Thank Lucyinba
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We had a 30th birthday dinner with 20+ people at Arnoldi's and it was awesome. They were so accommodating and welcoming. They worked with us (and we were kind of last minute) to ensure it was a great event. The food was delicious, the staff...More

Thank Drmaqn23
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Arnoldo’s offers great Italian food, friendly staff, outdoor seating and bocce, a hard-to-beat combination. We like to celebrate birthdays here, and guests always have fun.

Thank coastliveoak
Reviewed 4 December 2017

I am a local resident of Santa Barbara and I was searching for a restaurant to have a birthday celebration for myself and 36 guests. This restaurant is hidden in old downtown Santa Barbara in a small unassuming building. Not only is there the front...More

Thank 1xmasgirl
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Attended party/luncheon in back of restaurant. Located in quiet residential area. Quaint ambiance inside with many old pictures. Clean restrooms. Very good service. Excellent food. Would return.

Thank LinVonCA
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We attended a large group event. The back yard was a good place for this event, although they also had other diners in the area at the same time. The food on our buffet was fine, but we had much better meals during our time...More

Thank phrogster
Reviewed 3 October 2017

While the food is OK, the best thing about Arnoldi's is their Bocci courts and substantial drinks (think Harry's or Joe's).

Thank KBuck724
Reviewed 25 September 2017

From start to finish Arnoldi’s was an amazing experience. Sara started helping me plan our dinner for 50 guests several months ago and was also prompt in responding to all my questions. Tery and all the other staff were so accommodating throughout the entire evening....More

Thank ADH2017637
Reviewed 18 September 2017

THIS PLACE HAS REALLY CHANGED. They now add a 20% tip to parties of only 4. However, they do NOT post this on the menu which is AGAINST THE LAW/CODE. It's hard to see that they added a tip on their tiny bill (especially after...More

1  Thank cocosb445
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
08:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
08:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 Olive St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1627
    (Cota Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-962-5394
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