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Ca' Dario Ristorante
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Risotto Del Giorno
Daily arborio rice special. Please see our special for today's selection.
Ravioli Al Burro E Salvia
Pasta pillow filled with spinach and ricotta, brown butter and sage sauce.
Pollo Nel Coccio
Terra-cotta baked chicken with porcini mushrooms, garlic, tomato and red wine sauce.
Service and food were exactly what we were looking for!
It was a delightful meal. Great antipasto and succulent sea bass.
The best thing about this dining experience was our server. He was incredible. While the food was good, he was excellent.
Always top notch food and service. Despite the adversaries of the pandemic!
It was nice to get out. Reservations are really only putting your name on this list for the next table. Food is always tasty and flavorful but halibut was overcooked. They were a little under staffed to keep up with COVID guidelines and larger group proper table spacing.
In all fairness, my review s being written during the pandemic, so what wasn’t a five star rating was completely due to being seated in a (nicely done) makeshift seating area in what used to be a traffic lane. The food was excellent! My boyfriend is a tagliatelle fan and orders it almost everywhere it’s offered. The one he had here he rated in his top 5 ever, and we’re old! We were quite a bit early for our reservation on a busy Saturday evening, but they seated us, anyway. It was all just great. We highly recommend it and will definitely be back.
Food was very good and the portion sizes were perfect. Some of the best Italian I’ve ever had. Highly recommend!
Excellent food and reasonable value. Great as always.
Excellent in all ways - the food was creative and tasty; the drinks were nicely done and from a creative menu; the service was attentive yet not overwhelming. The new outdoor covered sidewalk extension was very nice, and we look forward to a return shortly!
As always, Cá Dário was amazing.
Great food and service.
Service was spotty at best. Food was good, but nothing that made me say, "I have to go back." I would recommend to a friend with reservations.
The outdoor dining experience was very pleasant, the food was superb. We had a new waiter who was very attentive. Looking forward to dining here again on our next visit to Santa Barbara.
service staff poorly trained.
Amazing Italian wines available!
It was an "okay" experience. Nothing super special... but overall good experience. They should check in with customers more often.
Awesome delicious food was had by all four of us.
Although the restaurant was a bit busy and we had to wait a few minutes for our reservation, the staff was extremely nice and very accommodating.
We unfortunately won a table on the Anacapa sidewalk for our anniversary dinner. The food and service are always exceptional but the cars driving by or stopping at the light are noxious. One couple in a SUV thought it was ok the honk the horn right next to us to catch the attention of someone. I realize we are stuck with a situation of no indoor dining but I wouldn't sit there again. One other item, we had taken a visiting Asian Indian couple to dinner there one evening because of the vegetarian cuisine. It was so noisy inside we could not hear what they were saying. Spent the entire evening nodding our heads and smiling in complete confusion.
Excellent as always
Dine here all the time - but didn’t have a table to allow for social distancing
The outdoor area is very comfortable.
Loved the new outside parkette. Food was delicious as always. Service was not as good maybe because restaurant was very booked.
My favorite Santa Barbara restaurant.
The food was delicious. Great wine selection and our server was on point. Wasn't too happy of our seating location, but they did an excellent job accomodating folks through the covid restrictions.
Given the COVID-19 restrictions on restaurants, Ca'Dario did an excellent job in pushing out to the sidewalk/street and being creative with some ambiance. The only thing missing was music ~ a little Frank Sinatra music (background volume) piped to the exterior would have made for the setting perfect. Our server (can't remember his name ~ a charming brown-skinned gentleman, larger frame) made wonderful recommendations for our desires and made us feel very welcomed. The food was exceptional.
We had the Branzino and the fetuccine alfredo at this fine dining Italian Restaurant. They were both prepared very well to perfection. The ambiance was nice with the outdoor seating and people watching. I would definitely go back again.
We happened to be on our bikes early AM, and noticed this Italian restaurant on the corner. Due to Covid-19 they built a really cool Italian patio dining area. Just like
in Italy...I yelp'd them.....and then made a open table reservation...From start to finish the
food was great, service perfect....and it's a first rate COVID - 19 outside dining experience...Only negative was i was charged 60.00 bucks for 15.00 dollar Chianti.
But I knew that.....but had to have some red with my meat sauce.
This restaurant was recommended to us by a server at Kunin winery. We were not disappointed! Unfortunately we had to dine outside due to the pandemic so we got a little chilly but the food was fantastic!
Very nice and beautiful. Delicious food and ambiance.
We just wanted to be with a couple of friends to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Ca’Dario was one of the last restaurants to remain open for dining room seating (with safe distances between tables) in town. We all love that restaurant, anyway, so instead of an Irish Pub experience, we had a lovely Italian dinner and toasted to the hope for healing and economic recovery for all the restaurants that are suffering right now because of COVID-19. Thank you, by the way, for the reminder to get gift cards for restaurants. Even if we end up using them for ourselves later, spending money in the businesses we want to support is a great way to give them encouragement. We are glad to hear that many restaurants in our town are providing grab-and-go takeout meals for people who call ahead. We plan to use that convenience, as well.
One of my two favorite places in Santa Barbara. Offers Gluten Free pasta as an option.
The Clams and Mussels daily special with toasted bread in a tomato sauce was delicious.
My husband's lasagne was excellent also.
My tagliatelle bolognese was heavy and salty. I asked for the pasta to be made al dente and I know this is difficult with fresh pasta but it came mushy and broken.
Service was exceptional and the restaurant is comfortable.
Overall we are happy with the restaurant. They need to improve on their bread. A comes out chewy like it's half-baked. Will return sometime in the future.
I eat at Ca'Dario's often. It's like a great, authentic Italian restaurant you might find in N.Y. or S.F. The servers are so nice and the food is yummy. I highly recommend this place for lunch or dinner.
A delicious meal that never disappoints. A "go to" place when I need a lovely Italian meal!
Such a nice small family owned Italian restaurant in Santa Barbara. I had the delicious ravioli and my husband had a different pasta. They make their own pasta. We split a Caesar salad. We'll be back.
As always excellent food & Service
Valentines Day weekend
Always outstanding! Love my neighborhood Trattoria, its food, ambiance and especially the staff who I have know for years! Thank you!
Outstanding restaurant, one of the best meals I've had in a long time! Great service and ambiance!
Ca' Dario Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 884-9419 ext. 1.
Ca' Dario Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 1186 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.