Thinly pounded meat, breaded, sautéed then finished with a drizzle of fresh squeezed lemon juice with spaghetti pomodoro
Housemade vegetable lasagna in a pomodoro sauce
Traditional housemade potato dumplings in a choice of
Great service, plenty of help and good food
We have been to Arnoldi’s 3040 times over the years, and it never disappoints. It was my birthday on 11/27, we sat outdoors, and our servers made sure we were warm and comfortable with our outdoor seating. The food is always consistently great and we had a wonderful time. Will return time and time again.
Great place with history, great garden in the back with bocce. Great fun for kids. Good food but not great. Very large portions but not very well seasoned. Good quality. We go back with family but not favorite for gourmet Italian.
Amazing historic Italian in the old Italian neighborhood settlement of Santa Barbara. The building was erected in 1938 with stone masonry from an ancestor of the current owners. Arnold is dripping with character, charm, and Bolognese sauce from happy diners! Amazing food and service! I LOVE the lasagna! Best in town!
We had a wonderful time as always at Arnoldi's. The food is always fantastic. My lasagna was delicious.
Fun atmosphere with average Italian fare. Enjoyed the bocce courts
Fantastic as always. One of the best restaurants in SB
We love Arnoldi’s— it’s one of our favorite restaurants in SB. However, the food just wasn’t good tonight. The veal was over breaded and over cooked— it was actually gross—and the mussels in the frutti di mare were bad. I think/hope it’s a one off because it was a Wednesday…?
Causal spot with amazing food.
Been walking by this place for over a year wondering what it was like. It’s wonderful! Very comforting, delicious and hospitable.
Birthday!!! Our server was amazing a can’t remember his name - but he was friendly and on top of things. We had 13 people - he didn’t miss a beat. Can’t wait to go back!!!
This place is a real find...and authentic Italian food supreme. My wife had the spag carbonara and I had the 3 spicy sausages with linguini...just delicious. We started with the Bruschetta de la Casa which is the regular bruschetta, WITH the addition of Prosciutto...yummy. I should also add we could not finish any of our courses.
We will definitely return on our next visit to Santa Barbara!
Arnoldi's is a great Italian restaurant offering excellent food and service and a really nice ambience. Everyone there is very friendly. It's a terrific place to dine.
Always great, we love it. It will be so nice in the coming cool evenings.
This place is a Neighbor Gem! My whole family love it. Great local vibe, great food, reasonable prices, great drinks. But the thing that sets it apart is the amazing staff and the owners. Such great people. It's our 'Go To' restaurant in Santa Barbara.
Server was awesome. Food, very tasty.
No soup and no blue cheese olives for martinis…only critique.
Amazing outdoor experience. The food was incredible and was so fun to play games after!! Service was very accommodating. Will be back
We came here twice on vacation based on a recommendation given to us by a local person ! We loved it both times Jessie was our server and he was wonderful! So very pleasant !! We will definitely be back ! The food was spectacular and servings were huge ! Loved the atmosphere especially on the outside patio !
Great patio and the food was excellent!
It was fantastic
It was the second time I took an hour to get the food
The service and food were excellent and reminded me of Rome as very authentic. Very nice ambiance and definitely will return
Great food and service, the best chicken Parmesan I’ve ever had!
Great food and service but dinner crowd was very loud to the point where we couldn't hear each other at our table.
I love this place!
While the place was really busy, we were seated right away and had great service. Big servings... do not order too much.
We had a great time!
Our waiter was delightful and the food was yummy!
Wow, amazing food. Will be back!
Always a treat, great food, great service, outside on the back patio on a beautiful summer evening.
Local, local local! Feels like Mama's family with great food and a bunch of friends all around!
We had such an amazing night out. The service from Ruben and Devon was phenonenol. We were seated on the front sidewalk and worried we would get forgotten.. it was just the opposite! The food remains consistently great...it's the service that sets Arnoldi's apart.
Bread was not warm, salad dressing was overly sweet, sparkling water wasn’t chilled, but the staff was lovely and pasta was good
Great food and service!
Absolutely wonderful food, great menu and service is excellent. After the COVID lock down, great to be back at this fabulous locale.
Great service. Great food. Nice setting in Courtyard too.
Excellent food and service in a lovely environment.
Arnoldi’s has been a family favorite for years and is always a great time.
Great food. Perfect for families. Love the outdoor seating
We had a romantic dinner on the patio with outstanding table service. Being seniors we split a salad and a main course with an appetizer and it was perfect!
Very pleasant evening.
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 626 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.