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Ca' Dario Ristorante, Santa Barbara, CA

Ca' Dario Ristorante

4.6
4.6
1428 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

"Anything grilled is divine, and the rest of the menu is delectable at this charming Italian restaurant in Santa Barbara known for its excellent execution of simple pasta, meats and other classics. A fantastic wine list with many available by the glass; its a local favorite, so reservations are a must."

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Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 884-9419 ext. 1

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Dario Furlati

  • Private party contact

    Danny Chisholm: (805) 884-9419

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Barbara

  • Cross street

    Anacapa

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,428 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Santa Barbara

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Santa Barbara

    Notable Wine List

  • Santa Barbara

    Italian

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  1. BW

    BenW

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    A solid choice for very good Italian food in the downtown Santa Barbara area.

  2. D

    Deborah

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I've been going to Ca'Darios since they opened over 25 years ago. Great ambiance, food, and service. I'll be back!

  3. L

    Lisam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It's on the expensive side but the food and service were outstanding.

  4. WM

    WendyM

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and perfect outside corner table. Food always great.

  5. G

    Goois

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food and service were excellent. The noise level was moderate now that the tables are spaced a little farther apart.

  6. E

    Ernesto

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very happy and congenial staff…. Gary, the manager is always a very gracious host!

  7. MA

    MarilynA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cadario is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant with an excellent menu and delicious specials of the day. The wait staff is there to serve you. Our server was Angel and he was excellent.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Très bon restaurant, cuisine excellente.

  9. JS

    JudyandStanG

    Central Coast

    209 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    209 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We were happy Ca Dario Downtown carried the osso bucco. However, it wasn't as good as in the past--fatty, small veal shank, not much meat. Given the significant price, this was most disappointing. Our server was terrific. The beef carpaccio special was great, as was the bread/oil. Alas, the caprese tomatoes were red on the outside, but tough in the middle. Consequently, our experience was uneven at this favorite of ours.

  10. EM

    EdgardoM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    La atención fue excelente, la comida con un excelente sabor y las porciones adecuadas

  11. DG

    DanG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Service was poor. My guest and I did not get dinners at the same time. Caesar salad had no dressing. Ossobuco and the Bolognas was good.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing all around, Louis was our server and loved him.

  13. MM

    MarthaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ca'Dario Ristorante has the best Italian food in Santa Barbara. Love the ravioli with sage butter sauce.

  14. TB

    TimB

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best dinner during extended stay in Santa Barbara. Great menu, service and value.

  15. TS

    TomS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4

    After having dined at Ca Dario many times over the years, we were very disappointed with being limited to a Mother’s Day menu only. Our family has always enjoyed your restaurant. Our youngest son and his girlfriend were in town visiting and we planned for this dinner for sometime. When reservation was made, no mention of a very limited menu was given. Very poorly done for not providing this information at time of reservation. We would have opted for a different day. Bad business decision on your part. Not a kind way to treat faithful customers!

  16. C

    Chip

    Central Coast

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    We were a party of 4 celebrating Mothers Day. We arrived early and with reservations and were seated immediately. The food was very good except for the risotto - it was okay but with very little shellfish. The other diners had a variety of delicious pasta dishes. The only complaint is the portions are very small. However, the service was exceptionally good.

  17. TW

    ToddW

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful Italian restaurant. Excellent food. Excellent service. Extensive wine list. What more needs to be said?

  18. j

    jma5742

    Central Coast

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lunch in the big city with my wife. Delicious food and we look forward to dining with you again

  19. PG

    PapaG

    San Diego

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Excellent food (both had seafood risotto). Delicious tomato cream sauce, perfectly spiced and subtle enough to compliment but not overwhelm the seafood. Wonderful tiramisu. Classic urban Italian trattoria style decor, business casual, convenient location one block off of state. Attentive service, never hurried. Nice enough for an occasion but casual enough for after sight seeing.

  20. JV

    JimV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great service!

  21. DA

    DonnaA

    Washington DC

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding!

  22. EF

    ErikF

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Favorite place in sb

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Love this place, it’s as great as ever!

  24. CR

    CRKidder

    Columbus

    14 reviews

    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    Our service for a table of four was worse that awful. Not timely, not correct orders, needed to call waiter to get service, took twenty minutes to ask for and receive bill then another 10 minutes to get credit card receipts to sign, bill was incorrect. What more can I say!! Be aware.

  25. RF

    RandyF

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous Italian food in a small cafe style setting. Table clothes included.

  26. D

    Deebla

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place to eat outside. Delicious well prepared food. Great service.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food and service. A little pricey and outdoor seating is better than many, but inside wasn’t possible due to size of the party.

  28. e

    eatup

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great homemade pastas and desserts. Veal bone great too. Good wine selection. Good service.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We enjoyed the extensive menu of tempting options Everything we ordered from appetizer to pasta to fish course was delicious! Service was very attentive & efficient and infinitely better than any of the other Santa Barbara restaurants we’ve been to this week.

  30. MT

    MichelleT

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Our dinner was delicious

  31. q

    qjvaw

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    We were visiting Santa Barbara and Ca Dario came highly recommended. Our server recommended a salmon, pasta dish for me. It was okay. My husband chose osso buco and liked it. The service was excellent.

  32. B

    Beano

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    The chef was heavy handed with garlic and spices. The rib eye steak was very tough and dried out. The wine was over-priced form its quality.

  33. DT

    DavidT

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious beef carpaccio and wonderful pear tart. Terrific servers who were there but not hovering.

  34. JP

    JenniferP

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always the food and the service are amazing. Ca'Dario is always our favorite place and go to for every special occasion.

  35. VF

    ValleyFoodie

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ca'Dario never disappoints. The food was first rate, the wine was well-priced, and our waiter was delightful while providing excellent service.

  36. RB

    RichardB

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    I love this restaurant. As a quite adventurous cook it’s a treat to experience high quality food rather than dishes I could easily make myself. Thank you!

  37. AP

    AlanP

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Food is excellent Italian cuisine. Will return soon.

  38. MS

    MarcoS

    Palm Springs

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to bring friends and family from out of town. Great food!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Good food, but the waitress was a little rude.

  40. PM

    PatM

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Friends and I went as a fond farewell to their month long Santa Barbara visit. The good was superb. It was the perfect evening to end their great stay.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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 1428 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

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Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Ca' Dario Ristorante

37 E Victoria St Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Anacapa

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Barbara

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dario Furlati

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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