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
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Great dining experience given the pandemic. We sat as far away from other tables as possible. They had a very thoughtful outdoor experience. The risotto was excellent. The Cesar salad was good.
Everything we ate was really tasty. Service was phenomenal.
Ask for Angel as your server. He has over 20 years fine dining experience, (Piati’s, Via Vie, Stella Mara’s), he goes above and beyond and is always fun to chat with! Beautiful, romantic, outdoor ambiance located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s downtown district.
The outdoor dining setup is great and the food was incredible! Very much a positive experience!
Left a review on Yelp explaining my issues. In summary: didn't honor our reservation for an outdoor table; operating beyond covid limited indoor capacity; food was barely edible; server was not very attentive but I think this was due to the fact that staff was limited but capacity was not.
Like dining in a nice Italian restaurant in NYC. The food and the folks who work there are wonderful. The owner is a really nice guy. I love this place and eat there often.
Great service. Food excellent. Ambiance good , distance proper , service people well protected, very good wine list. Recommend for small groups
Great place for a romantic dinner with my wife, we celebrated our 30-year anniversery here
Food is great. Cock trails were great. Service was great. Good for dates or a dinner with friends. Nice but not pretentious.
We enjoyed are meal, however a few small improvements would take the experience from okay-good to excellent. The bread oil & vinegar is served in a manner that makes it unusable. The antipasto was served too cold so the flavors didn't come through. We let it set for a long while and then it was very tasty. The lamb chop was flavorful but over cooked so the meat was tight. The pasta was delicious but served in a bowl that was too small/deep. The desserts were very well done.
The food was amazing as always. Ca'Dario is our favorite restaurant and they never disappoint.
Always a great meal here!! Cute patio on the street. Waiter was great!!
Great experience, great customer service all of the staff was very attentive and friendly. I visited for the weekend with family but will definitely continue eating here in the future!
They have amazing Italian food and the servers were perfectly professional but has the SB laid back attitude. The Chianti was not very good for me but the flavors of the food made up for it. I will come back here for more date nights and would bring special guests here too.
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.
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 1200 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.