Permanently Closed - Ca' Dario Pizzeria

4.2
126 Reviews
$30 and under
Pizzeria

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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 Tartufata (black truffle cheese, crispy sage), Rossa Piccante (fresno chilies, calabrese, tomato) and Carbonara (panna, guanciale, quail eggs); all pizzas are available with gluten free crust. The menu also features a selection of simple and fresh salads, charcuterie plate, and roasted artichoke with aioli. 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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4.2based on all time ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChaliieK
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Nice wine selection. The server was super friendly. Quiet relaxing atmosphere.

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Ross
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Pizza was very good and I like the authenticity of the place. Service was a bit slow; I think they should hire another server for the evenings. I recommend eating here during slow times when there aren’t many people so that you can give your order and get your food on time. Once you have the pizza, you’ll understand why it’s worth the wait.

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Coolkid
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Cute sit-down place with pizza, salads, beer and wine. The main restaurant is three shops down on the same street. There are a few vegetarian option pizzas. Most pizzas run between 14-$16 for a single serving so it's a little on the pricey side but the ingredients are very good.

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JoeB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation only for the restaurant to tell us the open table reservations don’t count when they are busy - that they dont have time to check the reservations

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vipBJW1
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The pizza is great. The tallegio pizza is a favorite!

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JanA
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza, innovative pizza menu. Good house wine. Be sure to take advantage of happy hour.

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JasonG
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Experience was disappointing at this location. Was not that busy but they were still understaffed. Food was just ok. Had much better experience at their other locations for both food and service. Perhaps this was just an off night?

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PatriciaG
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best eggplant and great pizza!! Enjoying waitress was attentive and helpful. A little noisy at first but the restaurant was very busy.

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DanG
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic pizza and selections off the CaDario menu next door. Best food in Santa Barbara and great service.

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Lola
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good solid Italian pizza nice atmosphere and good service.

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vipejb4933
Central Coast
67 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Probably THE BEST pizza in Santa Barbara - with very unique toppings. My fav is the one with ham, artichoke hearts, onion, olivrd and LOTS of mozzarella cheese. The gem lettuce with thinly sliced red onions and blue cheese in a delectable vinaigrette is the perfect accompaniment.

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Atrebor1
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We were very happy with our experience at Ca’Dario pizzeria as they were offering us the full menu on Thanksgiving day. The staff tried very hard to please and we enjoyed our dinner

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vipMaryL
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Ca Dario Pizzeria. When we arrived our reservation was delayed however the gal that worked there was mover then awesome to explain to us what was happening so we didn't feel like we were forgotten and gave us a free appetizer for our inconvenience. The Pizza and salads are always good.

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vipPOSH4PENNIESBAE
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious pizza! I love going here and using Axxess!

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AnnaB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall2food2service5ambience3

We ordered 4 different pizzas everyone thought they they were nothing special, we had much better pizza in other restaurants in town. We love Ca’ Dario restaurant but the pizza was mediocre.

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805Sarah
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night spot prior to seeing a show at the Lobero Theater. Pizza was delicious!

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PerryL
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Went to the Pizzaria and the Open Table reservation was not known to the guy in charge of seating. In fact, he didn't know that they took open table.

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valerie805
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience1

The service at this restaurant was wonderful. Very attentive and knowledgeable waitstaff. I had a fish however that had many tiny bones and I accidentally swallowed one. It was supposed to be deboned but Were warned that they probably didn’t remove all of them. The ambience is just OK and I have a feeling it will be loud if it was during a really busy time. I thought the food was delicious and interesting and I am glad that Goleta is enjoying some nicer restaurants.

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vipojaicutie
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First rate pizza and very nice light Italian appetizers, plus a good wine list and some nice draft beers. And, for downtown Santa Barbara, a real bargain --e specially in light of the fact that they take reservations.

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vipTravelingirl
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite go-to for delicious artisan pizzas! Especially love the truffle pizza.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Completely disorganized and did not honor my reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience3

There was a parade downtown and the restaurant was not prepared with enough staff (2 people to wait all tables and run the bar). I felt terrible for the couple of servers that were there... the food was good but the management needs to do a better job preparing for busy times.

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Crazyhorse74
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's always a little crowded and a little loud at Ca'Dario Pizzeria, but also always worth the effort to squeeze in! Ask for one of the tables in the front window so you can watch people passing by on the street; these are also out of the main restaurant traffic flow and a little less loud. The food is just incredible. We had three pizzas and each was uniquely flavored, well baked, and tasty. The service was attentive and consistent despite the restaurant being packed. All around a great night!

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JWiii
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Not enough greens on the 15.00 salad. We had to ask for more.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I ate at the regular restaurant not at the pizzeria. I was very disappointed with the spaghetti and the Margarita. Very over rated. Maybe I hit a bad night but for the $95.00 with tip not worth chancing again.
Cold bread with olive oil........
Nothing memorable.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always a pleasure. The food is fresh and interesting.

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vipDesigner
Central Coast
50 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love this place

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vipDoctorJ
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Pizza was not even close to Neapolitan style. It was like Dominos on a good day. Spinach lasagna special was outstanding though.

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vipOdetteSB
Central Coast
28 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Being locals we’ve been to Ca’Dario quite a few times and love it. So, that being said, we thought we better try the Pizzeria they opened next door. We made Open Table reservations for a Friday night meeting up with some friends after work, reserving a table in the front window. The reviews had been good, and here we were. We started off with the Bruschetta while waiting for our friends. Good thing, because it only comes with two pieces. The Bruschetta was good, but was lacking a bit of flavor. Maybe needing more basil? Or Salt & Pepper? We’ve had better. The salad we ordered was fantastic! It was a wedge salad with pancetta, and the dressing was light (not overdone). I can’t rave about this enough. This was the best wedge salad my husband and I have ever had. For the pizza, we ordered the Prosciuttocotto Pizza. It was amazing! The crust was light, it was cooked to perfection. So, two out of three for our order was fantastic. The background noise was a bit much for my husband (he wears hearing aides). No, we are not old! We will return, and by all means we will recommend!

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vipBlueMoon
San Francisco
145 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just right, once again! Loved the pizzas, one with a veggie substitution for chicken, fresh yummy salads and a tasty Pinot!

In a perfect world, Ca' Dario pizza would be there...but minus the TV. Really excited to learn of the upcoming expansion of Ca' Dario, both the restaurant and pizzeria to Goleta...woohoo!!

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LaniD
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unpretentious with delicious pizza. We didn't have to wait for our table and we were treated well by the staff. Yummy flavor combos and extras like chili oil and garlic oil. Nice local beer and wine choices. We will be back to try the other pizzas for sure.

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vipMaryL
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service! We went there before concert and it was perfect!

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vip4foodlovers
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2017
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Very disappointed! We always look forward to visiting Santa Barbara and include dining at Ca'Dario, but the food quality was wayyyyyyyyyy off the usual and our service was also not up to par. There are so many choices in S.B. - I don't want to waste a dining experience for an inexcusable mediocrity.

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vipBlueMoon
San Francisco
145 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, sooo pleased to finally try this newest pizza spot and we have returned a couple of times already. Delicious pizza and salads (haven't tried the entrees yet), and superb service. It's an attractive addition to their full restaurant just down the street, tiny yet charming. They graciously accommodate changes for vegetarians, too!

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Pipmom
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best pizza ever! Thin crust and yummy! The atmosphere at 6:30 on a weeknight was good..very noisy however, and the tables are a bit crowded together. I was not able to lean back in my chair because of the person in back of me leaning back. But the pizza is first rate, and our server, who was overworked, was very sweet.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

we went with a gift card that we were given as a Christmas Gift for CaDario Restaurant and they would not accept it because the pizzeria is not the same restaurant - that information should be printed on the back of the card as it is assumed that both establishments are under the same management.

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EricGreenspan
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cozy space and really amazing flavor. Well done D!

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helibelle
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting pizzas, good service, pleasant room in downtown Santa Barbara.

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vipBill
Central Coast
51 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This was a great find, great environment and fantastic pizza and hors d'oeuvres. We will definitely be back.

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Permanently Closed - Ca' Dario Pizzeria is rated 4.2 stars by 126 OpenTable diners.