Thinly pounded meat, breaded, sautéed then finished with a drizzle of fresh squeezed lemon juice with spaghetti pomodoro
Pasta Al Pomodoro
Your choice of pasta in our traditional fresh tomato and basil sauce
Spaghetti Alle Vongole
Spaghetti with fresh clams in a choice of white wine or our tomato sauce
especially loved the artichoke appetizer though everything was good— portions are very generous
Good food but they ran out of Soda and were u set staffed in Mother’s
1st time visiting this resto with my hubby, daughter, and nephew - we had a reservation for Mother's Day lunch and sat outside in their cute and quaint garden. Ordered from the Mother's Day Brunch menu and their pasta was excellent both in taste, quality, and quantity! We ordered the pesto, alfredo, and lasagna dishes and added protein to our liking. Garlic bread was not in their Mother's Day menu but we asked and they were happy to make it for us. We also paired our food with red and white wine along with a mimosa and pomogranate margarita. Ambiance and service was also excellent! We definitely will be back the next time we're in Santa Barbara! Highly recommend! Street parking was easy even on Mother's Day!
The chicken parmigiana was excellent!
Great food. Terrible service
We enjoyed great Italian food and enjoyed the patio seating.
Delightful neighborhood restaurant. Wonderful food. Upstanding service. Good value for a veer nice night out.
WE LOVE ARNOLDI'S! If you want a local neighborhood restaurant that is the real Santa Barbara this is the place. Great outdoor patio, the coolest wait staff in town, amazing food! I cannot recommend this place enough. It's the best!
We walked over here after shopping on State Street in SB. The food was good and they have a beautiful back patio which was really quiet and pretty.
Such a sweet old style neighborhood gem. Charming interior feels like stepping into the past.
This was a gem of a place with a fantastic patio for outdoor dining during covid. Authentic, high quality Italian food, genuinely friendly staff, no fuss, overall simply excellent!
Chicken parm was huge and tasty! Very personable service!
love this place. authentic italian old school local flavor. personality galore keeps me returning. the food is good, not a wow but the overall experience makes it a favorite spot.
We loved it. A very sophisticated friend came to visit. He has lots of money,(unlike me:)) and travels around the word and has eaten every where. In Santa Monica where he lives, he and his partner eat at elegant restaurents and every day restaurants. It was my first time eating out in a year. And he loved it--everything about it--the back courtyard, the ambiance, the firepit, the food which was superb, and we had a most delicious time together. It was a perfect experience. I have always love Arnoldies, and to have it be my first going out since the pandemic began, was so special. Also given that we still are in the middle of a pandemic, I felt safe!!
My only recommendation is that you get seat plillows for the outdoor chairs. they are hard, and I am short.
Thank you so much. Claudia Crawford
Love this place. It's a neighborhood gem! Great food. Very cool patio with heaters. Staff is super cool and it's my go to place for when guests are in town. Super Local feel. Bravo!
Had a delightful evening--outside on the bocce court. The calamari fritti is the best in town. It was perfectly cooked, with a tasty marinara sauce. The salads are huge (read share). Spaghetti alle vongole is a treat. Just the right spiceyness and was very fresh.
Friends had the pasta primavera and the penne with salmon. Both got great reviews and servings provided lunch for the next day. A neighborhod gathering spot that tourists are now finding.
Great Italian food. Reasonably priced. Sat outside with heaters. It was perfect
For some reason we were sat at the very back of the patio to an unset table when there were other tables open and set throughout. We had to get up and ask for our order to be taken (the gentleman who ended up waiting on us was lovely- best part of the experience). Caesar salad had no taste, my ravioli was under cooked and the meatballs were very dry. Will give it one more chance because hoping it was an “off” night for the “oldest Italian restaurant” in SB.
I was disappointed with the food .... it seems the sauces on the pasta is so water downed that it all lacks flavor .... this is not my first time . The space is great ... if the cooking could match it would be better. Also the waiter kept interrupting our conversation at the end of our meal making us feel we had to go ...
Fantastic Italian Food.
Great time. Nice food. Great service. Back patio is cool
Always one of my favorites. Consistently good food at reasonable price. Large Portions and friendly staff
Food exceeded my expectations, ambience was exactly what we were looking for, casual but nice, comfortable, inviting. Great staff, friendly kind. We left very full and happy. I can’t believe it took me 20 years to finally check it out!
We got married here so it’s always lovely to come back! We love the patio and they were super accommodating during these strange times!
We love the food here! The service is always friendly and accomidating. I haven't tried anything on the menu that I didn't end up just loving!! Thanks Arnoldi's!!
Loved this restaurant. I listened to the waiter’s suggestions and ordered the spaghetti frutti de mare. It was delicious. Next time I’ll save room for dessert.
Great service. Delicious food.
Terrific night out. Lovely patio and nice music. Delicious menu and food. Get the bruchetta too.
This place is great as always. I love the back patio and the service is always awesome.
My experience; While somehow coming across as a more upscale establishment during the Coronavirus pandemic, the more beautiful entrees were not more flavorful than the ones I recall from previous outings. Friendly, enthusiastic staff and a tranquil patio made for an overall nice visit
Wonderful service, food and experience and glad to have found your restaurant being that I’m from out of town and this made my daughters birthday celebration very special!
Great time. Outdoor dining was great. Love this restaurant!
They do a nice job. Eating in the patio/bocce ball court is fine.
Arnoldi's has a very relaxed but stylish atmosphere especially at night with the outdoor fireplace and string lights, the service was 5 star in a very authentic way, and the food and drinks were outstanding. I can't wait until bocce ball comes back after covid restrictions are lifted!
Outdoor dining only in the patio only but it is as fine as outdoor dining was always available pre COVID service and food excellent
Highly recommend this restaurant
Excellent service, fresh ingredients, authentic, delicious
Long time SB staple. They have really turned their back area into an awesome safe feeling dining spot in this COVID time. Great food and service as usual!
Great place. We went for the first time. Not much to look at from the outside, but once you enter you are welcomed by great staff and amazing food. A must try.
Excellent food and ambiance considering these Covid limitations. Lovely outdoor dining available.
Attentive service and generous, delicious portions of pasta with all social distancing and Covid preventative measures in place. Happy to support this longtime Santa Barbara stalwart.
Arnoldi's Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 962-5394.
Arnoldi's Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 577 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.