Ca' Dario Ristorante
Great foodHad dinner for two, shared the apertif, primi, secondi, and desert. Splitting all the dishes made for perfect portion sizes, and allowed us to enjoy a full course meal. The food was excellent, and paired very well with the wine from Sardinia.
Excellent food in an intimate setting, what more could you ask for.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb as usualCelebrated our anniversary at Ca'Dario. Everything was superb, just like each time we visit.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat italian food in Sant BarbaraFood was great......included pasta, but many other foods as well, wonderful antipasta6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious. Service was veryDelicious. Service was very good. However, it advertises having home made pastas, and while our dishes were tasty, they were definitely not homemade pastas. We chose that restaurant because it stated having home made pastas, so that part was a disappointment.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous Italian fareThe food is excellent! For entrees, I had a whole branzino and my hubby had the bolognese. Would return in a heartbeat and get the same things. Our starters were soup and caesar salad also very good. The service was also good. Our waiter was attentive, courteous and knowledgable. Highly recommend! Only downside is the noise. It was very noisy! Small rooms with lots of people sitting close together.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways OnNever had a bad meal or experience here … always great. Only Italian restaurant I'll go to in Santa Barbara.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWhile the restaurant was crowdedWhile the restaurant was crowded and noisy, our meal was excellent and the service attentive. We would absolutely recommend Ca'Dario when visiting Santa Barbara.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMStick to Italian DishesRavioli, pasta and eggplant were all excellent. The nightly duck special was very dry and overcooked. Appetizer with clams and mussels was somewhat bland and under seasoned. Service was energetic even though the restaurant was not that busy.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect in every wayWe go here every time we come to Santa Barbara, always can expect to have perfect service, food and ambience.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery time I'm in Santa BarbaraI make sure I have a meal here. Great ambiance and solid menu.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe eat here often and theWe eat here often and the pastas are great. Also enjoy some of the main dishes. Service can be spotty at times, and on this particular evening was definitely not the best. Our waitperson was rushed,and rarely at our table to see what we might need. Perhaps the restaurant was down a server or two on this evening. Yet we will return for the food.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMCrowded, loud, solidAlways good food, crowded, loud, a SB staple. Fish is always tasty5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighborhood Italian at its FinestCa' Dario is hard to explain. It's neighborhood Italian, where they recognize and greet you if you're a local and treat you well, if you're not. The menu is not astonishingly different than any other Italian restaurant you've visited, just somehow a large notch better. Ingredients are fresh, food is well seasoned, flavors abound. Somebody there just knows how to cook. if they roast a chicken, they roast it better. If they grill a little polenta, the grains of the polenta are cooked perfectly. I'm just glad that Ca'Dario is in my neighborhood.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA little bit of Italy...We found this on Open Table, then I looked it up on Zagat. What a great little restaurant! The food was fantastic, and being Italian, that is a huge accomplishment! We are from the bay area, and with San Francisco & the Wine Country, we are quite spoiled. This was such a treat.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMHad the grilled branzino,Had the grilled branzino, probably the best tasting fish I've had. My wife's spigola also outstanding .5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful, fun restaurantCa'Dario is a great location with fantastic food and wine. Very lively hotspot for dinner. Great bar atmosphere if you're waiting around for a table. Great service!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSanta Barbara StandardWe have been here several times. Everything is consistent. We appreciated that the waiter did not rush us, but didn't forget us either.We were there on a Monday, which meant that the restaurant wasn't as vibrant as it is on weekends. Overall,, it's a great choice.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were very good so it is great for a nice dinner out. I had the whitefish and it was prepared beautifully. My wife had the ravioli in brown butter sage and it too was great. If however, you are looking for a quiet romantic evening, this may not be a great choice as the tables are close and it was fairly noisy.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMalways consistent food, veryalways consistent food, very good service, and accommodating. will go back again4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous food, lively ambianceFabulous food, lively ambiance - noisy, but worth it! Highly recommend it.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food and incredibleWonderful food and incredible service. Love this place.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe still had to wait aboutWe still had to wait about 20 after our reservation time, but after we got seated, the service was attentive, food was delicious and dessert was amazing!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWE had been a few times before....nWE had been a few times before....not OpenTable......and this time was equally good.......delicious food with a lot going for it.
Definitely would return for sure! cordially, Don Shelton4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best Italian restaurant I knowWhenever I want to feel like I am back in Italy, like I am having REAL Italian food, I go to Ca'Dario. Unfortunately this is not as often as I like since I don't live in Santa Barbara. But the three or four time a year that I am there, before I make my hotel reservations,I make sure I have a reservation a this wonderful restaurant. Everything I have had there has been excellent but they really work magic with their baked pastas, lasagna and crespelle, which are melt in you mouth delicious. The combo of flavors melded just right so that the whole became so much more than all the already excellent ingredients. Last time I was there a special salad was dressed so perfectly that every bit was coated yet nothing was drippy.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingAmazing food and service. We had an amazing anniversary dinner and will definitely be back.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great lunchThe food was great. We had lamb chops and chicken risotto. Both were very good and the risotto was especially flavorful. this is currently my favorite Italian restaurant in SB. The service was also very good, very attentive.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe live in Coronado and wereWe live in Coronado and were just visiting our son for the weekend and were looking for a place for his birthday dinner. We have never eaten here before and what a great experience it turned out to be. The service was great, the food was fantastic and everyone in our dinner party loved their meals. We will definitely return and will happily recommend it to our friends who visit the area. Keep up the good work.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMA proven winnerOne of the best Italian restaurants in Santa Barbara. Never fails to provide HOT delicious pasta, generous portions, consistently delicious. It's loud, but fun.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat, the way a New YorkGreat, the way a New York City restaurant is great: small, a little noisy but the service and food were first class.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAMAZING italian food. ServiceAMAZING italian food. Service was great. Overall excellent experience, and perfect for a celebratory dinner!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFANTASTIC local restaurant.FANTASTIC local restaurant. The very best Italian food. Great staff.
We look forward to returning on our next trip to Santa Barbara.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic casualQuaint restaurant on the corner. Great food and loved the ambience!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is always excellent!Food is always excellent! We always enjoy it. The only problem we have with the restaurant is the small tables for two,
very close together, no room for a bottle of wine & a bottle of water! I requested a large table & they were very accomodating;
it made the dining experience so much better without having to balance everything either on your neighbor's table, your lap or
the floor!!! I'm not sure if we received the special treatment because of Open Table, but we will no longer hesitate to dine at
Ca Dario because of this problem, & we won't have to look for a third person to join us so we can dine comfortably!!
Spectacular dining experience :) Thank you Open Table!3/6/2013 12:00:00 AM