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About 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.

29 E. Victoria St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Lunch

Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner

Daily: 4:30pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
State St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 957-2020

Website:
http://www.cadariopizza.net/

Executive Chef:
Dario Furlati

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Ca' Dario Pizzeria Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

3.9

ambience

3.8

value

3.4

Noise

Moderate

73% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Fun, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Completely disorganized and did not honor my reservation.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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!

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Casual, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Healthy
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

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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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Always a pleasure. The food is fresh and interesting.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Organic
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Love this place

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 27, 2017

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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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 12, 2017

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 2, 2017

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!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Fun
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on April 25, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 23, 2017

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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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on March 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Cozy space and really amazing flavor. Well done D!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2017

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 5, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 1, 2017

This is a real Italian pizza. Gorgeous thin crust and delicious toppings. There is a nice selection of Italian beers on draft. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We had the FUNGHIE TALEGGIO PIZZA, wild mushrooms, taleggio and mozzarella cheese. Very tasty. We also had the special salad of the night. NIce neighborhood pizzeria.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Not your Domino's or Shaky's pizza parlor! Very unique toppings are served here on delightfully thin crusts. Really like the black truffle and the artichoke pizzas. Wonderfully light dressing on the butter lettuce with blue cheese crumbles salad.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Arrive early for a quiet table, and don't miss the Napoletana pizza. Service was good if a bit uncoordinated as the restaurant filled up (though it erred on the side of over-attentive - never a bad thing). The food was five star throughout. The beer and wine list was limited but well-curated. Looking forward to our next visit!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 11, 2016

It has been a few years since I've eaten here; I guess I would say that the competition in the 'thin crust style' pizza has really improved. Ca'Dario Pizzeria has just not kept up in terms of innovation, price and quality.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 21, 2016

It took a while to put in our orders and to receive our order. I think speedier/more attentive service would help.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Perfect meal after a movie, delicious tomato and burrata salad, two complimentary pizzas - the mushroom and cheese was exceptional and dessert. Neighborhood gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 17, 2016

We loved the food and the service was outstanding. But nobody was in there and the because of that is was quiet and sort of boring.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 15, 2016

Delicious meal in comfortable, albeit snug, setting.
It felt like a little neighborhood restaurant in San Francisco. Hip, but not tragically so.
Service was outstanding and friendly.

I will definitely be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 11, 2016

One of the best pizzas ever. Definitely the best burrata salad.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 29, 2016

I love Ca'Dario Pizzeria. The menu is fairly simple -- appetizers, salads and pizza -- but the choices are excellent and the pizza fantastic. With one vegetarian member of our family, we are always able to find enough choices to suit everyone. The restaurant is small which gives it a very intimate, neighborhood feel. The wait staff are friendly and professional. It's our go to place to either eat in or carry out. We always enjoy our time there.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 8, 2016

Awesome bartender Tyler he was really accommodating and made our dining experience that much more enjoyable!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 13, 2016

My wife and I were pleasantly surprised. Having visited here a couple of years ago when they opened we were not impressed at that time. Things are changed and for the better. The food, service and pricing were all positives, and we will be frequent visitors. How nice!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 14, 2016

We found the crust to be very thin and VERY dry. The ingredients were not the quality we had expected. Sausage tasted like something you would get at Rusty's. Rappini was really just overcooked brocoli.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on April 30, 2016

Pretty good pizzas, but wine WAY overpriced. Stick with the beer. My wife wanted the special pizza that was on the outside chalkboard, and that our server told us about. But then she was told that was YESTERDAY'S special and not available. Come on, get it together. Very loud. I can't really ding the place because the pizza was good, but can't give a strong recommendation, either.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on April 29, 2016

The Pizza is amazing every time! Mathew took great care of us! Thank you!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 13, 2016

A small, pizza/pasta restaurant, but be prepared for noise. Reserved with Open table and when we got there they didn't have my reservations even though Open table emailed me that it was confirmed. Luckily they had a table available. Very good pizzas.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 5, 2016

off of the hustle and bustle of State St is this quiet Italian bistro. Among the best pizzas in Santa Barbara.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 29, 2016

My sisters and I always argue over who ordered best here; everything is wonderful. Definitely a favorite of mine whenever I visit home!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2015

Overall shockingly rude and inhospitable. On the road, we logged in to OT and made a 2:30pm reservation. We were in great moods, wrapping up the final leg of a mini vacation. Walked in to an empty restaurant. "Greeted" with this: "Are you the two-thirty?" Normally I am a human patron but in this case was willing to accept my new assignment. "We close at 2:30. I don't know how you made a reservation. We'll stay open for you but for future reference...". Sure took the wind right out of our sails! Bartender guy tried to turn down the hostility meter by offering the pizza menu in their other restaurant on the corner. We decided to shake off the punch in the face and dine elsewhere. "Next time..."? How presumptuous.

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