Ca' Dario Pizzeria

Ca' Dario Pizzeria

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cariopizza.net/
  • Phone: 8059572020
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch
    Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner
    Daily: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Dario Furlati
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: State St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Ca' Dario Pizzeria
Steps away from chef Dario Furlati's flagship eatery, Ca Dario Pizzeria has a warm yet urban feel, with an extensive wine list and domestic and Italian beers on tap. The authentic, thin crust pizzas feature both unique and traditional toppings, such as the Soffione con Uovo (dandelion greens, local farm egg), Rossa Picante (fresno chilies, calabrese, tomato) and Napoletana (tomato, anchovies, capers); all pizzas are available with gluten free crust. The menu also features a selection of simple and fresh salads, salami plates, and crostini. Located in the heart of downtown, it's the perfect cozy spot for a meal before or after a show at one of Santa Barbara's many idilic entertainment venues.
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Ca' Dario Pizzeria reviews from OpenTable diners
6 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (3)fit for foodies (2)great for lunch (2)hot spot (2)notable wine list (2)kid-friendly (1)good for groups (1)special occasion (1)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Good not great
    FoodfunVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Good not great pizza...they lack flavor....it's a shame because the main restaurant serves such delicious food
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    great for lunch
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  • Excellent foodie spot
    luvs2grub
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My wife and I love coming to Ca'Dario Pizzaria for the tapas and hand crafted pizzas. We love that they accommodate gluten free pizza crust as well they have a very well thought our small wine list that doesn't break the wallet. Good neighborhood eatery for locals and visitors the like. Friendly service and low key atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 45 reviews are from the Ca' Dario Pizzeria reviews archive.
  • Better not try it
    needamedic
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Mediocre pizza, the bagelish crust all wrong with a few haphazard bits and pieces of canned clams swimming on a bed of blandly unrecognizable mozzarella. My friend's pizza was just as poor. For a restaurant that bills itself a pizzeria, this is bad news. The salad was overspicy, and the wine nondescript.
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  • disappointing
    Skichick
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    There was a downtown event which likely increased the number of customers and lack of sufficient wait staff. Our waitress did the best she could and was friendly and apologetic. I was under the assumption that there were options from the main restaurant available. This was the first time at the pizzeria.
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    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic Italian Style Pizza
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Thin crust - fresh toppings in moderation. A worthy companion to the superb Ca Dario. Give it a try.
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  • not impressed
    Adriana
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    SB has some great authentic Italian pizza places , this is for sure not going to be my favorite.
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  • Italy in Santa Barbara
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Ca'Dario has blessed us with a second restaurant in Santa Barbara. The pizzeria has so many offerings of specialty Italian thin crust wood fired pizza's and salads that everyone can rejoice. Great service, good location, warm and friendly. A real gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Fun and yummy
    santabarbaralocalVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We had fun ordering pizza and different small plates. Noisy but ok for 2. Would be difficult for a larger group to carry on a conversation. Great options for sampling wine. Fun evening and great vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pizza with tomatoes was soggy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Pizza with tomatoes was soggy and falling apart. They were nice enough to take it off the bill.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was a little slow
    Dinner
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Service was a little slow an inattentive. Food was great.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, value and service
    OTreviews
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My family and I love this restaurant. The food is always very good, satisfying, consistent, and with good rapport quality-cost. The staff is friendly and professional. My only complaint is that it is a bit noisy and that sometimes -e.g., busy weekend nights; Valentine's- you have to wait, sometimes for a while, even if you have a reservation.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Booked with Open table but ......
    941lifeVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Booked with open table but when we arrived where told , the restaurant was full and we couldnt have a booked table as they where not taking bookings..... Not a great advert for open table !! we have eaten here many times and the food is always great but the staff attitude maybe needs improved !
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • memorable food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    great atmosphere,food was delicious... and service impeccable. I will keep this as a favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint late night bite.
    KarinVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    The restaurant Ca' Dario came recommended to us from our hotel, Spanish Garden Inn (fabulous btw), but we really just wanted a casual quick meal. Thankfully the same owner has a pizzeria just a few doors away. Delish! Vibrantly friendly staff and honest food. Looking forward to returning and dining at both restaurants on our next trip to SB.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    deborahVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    VERY noisy and felt crowded. Tables tiny. Food was brought fast- it felt like a cafeteria. Extremely expensive for what we got. When I asked the waiter to bring me change he never did and we finally left without change.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We enjoyed our visit. There
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    We enjoyed our visit. There happened to be a big loud party, which made for difficult conversation. I did not get credit for my visit via open tavle, which was disappointing as it was my first attempt using open table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good pizza and salad.
    Friday
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Great pizza, but you need to offer a whole grain crust. Salad choices were interesting and tasty.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The décor is good, the food
    MandH
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    The décor is good, the food was fine & the staff were very friendly and helpful but due to the noise a four way conversation was not possible without shouting. I know a certain level of noise is useful to restaurants to suggest energy, fun etc but beyond a certain level it becomes unpleasant and off-putting (but perhaps the restaurant is not meant for anyone over 30?) We moved from one table in the center to the corner table by the window which was less noisy but it was still an effort to talk to anyone except the person seated next to you which was a shame b/c we liked the restaurant and the bartender and our waitress were extremely helpful and solicitous.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Great find in Santa Barbara
    HarveyClanVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    We took a gamble and made a reservation at Ca' Dario Pizzeria before heading to SB for a weekend getaway. We were pleasantly surprised by everything: food, service, wine. It's crowded in its space, but it doesn't matter... we'll definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly Pizzeria
    AuntDabee
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    There is nothing better than a great Italian Pizzeria and Ca' Dario is just that. The service was friendly and good. The pizza was thin with great toppings. It is small and intimate with character.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • We have eaten here three times
    SBPinotFan
    Dined on 9/10/2013
    We have eaten here three times since they opened and the food quality has improved each time. The pizzas were excellent and the salads were fresh. I really like how cozy the restaurant is, giving it a unique, more European feel.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Nice addition to Ca Dario!
    bosanova99VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Had a really delicious meal with my friends to celebrate a birthday! Pizza was awesome and they have a great beer and wine selection. Love that they takereservations as I can tell this place can get quite busy. The bar looks very comfortable to sit as well. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Delicious
    Namaste
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    Absolutely delicious. Friends wanted to go to Olio Pizzeria but we decided to try something new since our last experience there was something less than stellar. Ca Dario's was awesome. Loved, loved, loved everything about it especially the gluten free option. If somehow Ca Dario's could find a way to soften the ambiance just a bit and provide more space between the tables, everything would be perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Pizza in Town?
    Rupert
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    The folks that own Ca' Dario opened this place last year and it's become a favorite. The scene is decidedly casual, but the pizza is extraordinary. Real Italian. There's a great variety, and the salads and appetizers are great as well. Ridiculously affordable for the quality of the food they serve. There's only one other pizza joint in town that's even in the same league.... This is head and shoulders...
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    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Disappointing spin-off for Ca Dario
    dtdt
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    The original Ca Dario is one of my favorite restaurants in Santa Barbara; I go there often and have always had an enjoyable meal with great service, so I was looking forward to dining at the their new pizzeria. The wine list is small but has some very good selections at reasonable prices and the burrata was fresh, but the pizza itself was uninspired and just a notch above Domino's. I ordered the Margherita pizza, which I consider the bellwether for judging a pizza restaurant. Instead of chunks of fresh, white mozzarella, it was more like the garden variety cheese pizza available anywhere. Even more disappointing, the crust was tough. If you want a real pizza experience in Santa Barbara, try the Olio y Limone spin-off instead.
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  • Tastes like grandmas cooking!
    Gail
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    By far, the best Italian food I've had since my grandma went to heaven! Rest in peace Dora!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not sure good as Olio Pizzeria
    pizzalover
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    The food wasnt bad by any means. .. it just wasn't anything to jump over. We got the fava bean appetizer and it was really simple. .. could easily make it at home. The pizzas didn't have any popping flavors. The wine and service,however, were fantastic!
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    fit for foodies
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  • High quality good value
    MikeGVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2013
    Our first time here. We are local, we will be back. Excellent pizza. Reasonable prices.
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  • Delicious and different
    Kati
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    small place with a few tables and bar. well-planned. food is all pizza; different interesting combinations. Very relaxed. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • YUM!
    foodiein93103
    Dined on 6/5/2013
    this is a new favorite for us...the mushroom pizza is to die for! AND they do the best GF crust in town. not pricey, lovely servers. great experience overall. try the oven baked olives as an app, they are delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very cool space...small enough
    SBPinotFan
    Dined on 6/3/2013
    Very cool space...small enough to feel like neighborhood kitchen. Relaxed atmosphere.
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  • food was good and economically
    equiqueen3
    Dined on 5/29/2013
    food was good and economically priced, but save your money and don't order the carpaccio - you will not get your money's worth - not even close!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Mostly disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 5/7/2013
    We love the parent restaurant, so we were excited to try this out. It just missed. It was relatively new at the time so maybe they were working out some kinks. We were there in May (writing this in Dec), and I have since read more recent dinning reviews and it seems like they have really impressed most diners. We will give it another shot.
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  • The Best Pizza
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    Delicious thin crust pizza. The gluten free crust was divine! Terrific salads with delicious dressings. Friendly staff.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was terrific to be met
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    It was terrific to be met at the door by a server who knew I was coming and knew my name, Nice ambience as well, but the pizza was bland, and I thought, undercooked. The tiny Friday night crowd suggests I'm not alone. Too bad. CA'Dario restaurant nearby is generally quite good and usually packed. The owners need to reassess their pizza technology.
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  • Really love the CaDario brand,
    DutchisDivineVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    Really love the CaDario brand, and this new pizzeria is no exception to the high quality and innovative food served up. A little disappointed in the service, which was pleasant, but not stellar. The restaurant is new, so perhaps theyll pull it together, as I will be back!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Although the space was charming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    Although the space was charming and because it is part of a really great restaurant, we had high hopes. We ordered the melon & prosciutto appetizer. The melon and berries were delicious, but the prosciutto had a taste of refrigerator (when food is put in the refrigerator and not covered properly). We also ordered two pizzas. The Parma (which had prosciutto and arugula), and a special pizza with shrimp, ricotta and a lemon type topping. Both pizzas were extremely dry and flavorless. We ended up asking for olive oil and adding lots of pepper to the pizza. The arugula was very nice, but the prosciutto had the same taste as the appetizer. The pizza crust was dry and brittle, almost like a cracker.
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  • Santa Barbara is sprouting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    Santa Barbara is sprouting new locations for Spago-like pizzas. The pizza was OK but not remarkable at all - meaning those online reviews were saw that weren't deeply impressed matched our experience. We were hoping for something a little tastier (Anchor, Bucatinni, and Via Vai are current favorites.) Olio & LImon pizzeria nearby is pretty good and a bit better than Ca Dario. The setting and ambiance were nice, some good salads We didn't try anything from the rest of the menu so this is really just a snapshot of the pizza.
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  • It's not often you find a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/19/2013
    It's not often you find a pizza "joint" that's worthy of "special occasion" status, but that's exactly what Ca' Dorio Pizzeria is. The menu is superb, pizza crust is just-right (thin) and service is attentive but not over-bearing.
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Attractive space. Nice bar.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    Attractive space. Nice bar. Friendly service. Accoustics a bit loud. Arugula salad billed with shaved artichoke hearts but there were only a few slivers of artichoke heart. Clam pizza needed 50% more clams to qualify as a clam pizza. When mentioned to server a dessert was offered (which we declined.) For the cost of the menu items the featured ingredients should be more plentiful.
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