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Ca' Dario Cucina Italiana, Goleta, CA

Ca' Dario Cucina Italiana

4.6
4.6
456 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Anything grilled is "divine" and the rest of the menu is "delectable" at the "charming" Italian in Santa Barbara known for its "excellent" execution of "simple" pasta, meats and other classics plus a "fantastic" wine list with many available by the glass; it's a local "favorite", so reservations are a must.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Phone number

    (805) 884-9419 ext. 4

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Dario Furlati

  • Catering

    Please contact us with any catering inquiries.

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact us for any of your private dining needs!

  • Neighborhood

    Goleta

  • Cross street

    Hollister Ave

  • Parking details

    Tons of parking right by our front door in Storke Plaza!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 456 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Santa Barbara

    Good for Groups

  • Santa Barbara

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Santa Barbara

    Special Occasion

  • Santa Barbara

    Italian

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  1. V

    Vinophile

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was SO good! We each had a mixed seafood dish (pasta for me, risotto for my date) and it was just fabulous. Deeply flavorful and carefully prepared; seafood was fresh and thoughtfully combined (no overdone shrimp to be found). Service and location were fine, but at not ‘fine dining’ levels. Had a bit of a neighborhood spot feel to it.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Your staff was awesome! Everyone was friendly and attentive. Such great service!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was good as was staff and overall experience
  4. C

    Clcsb7

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The outside atmosphere is nice other than some occasional noises and smells from outside the patio area drifting in. Not a huge problem, great food and service overall.
  5. RH

    ReginaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Great food. Would highly recommend
  6. SB

    SB4dining

    Central Coast

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch spot in Goleta. We had a girls lunch to catch up and they left us to sit and visit after we were done. Did not ask us to leave, when clearly the lunch service was done. LOVE THEM!
  7. TF

    TinaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food!! And the service. Thank you we all enjoyed our meals.
  8. LF

    LynellF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a party of 8 and there was something for everyone to enjoy on the menu. Great food, great service and great outdoor door patio. We will definitely return.
  9. EE

    ErynE

    Palm Springs

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Ca Dario is consistently excellent. I love the ravioli, my husband loves the rotisserie chicken. Service is good but not great, a bit slow.
  10. n

    nandjdon

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Best Italian in Goleta. Risotto with shrimp and asparagus a great idea.
  11. T

    Toby12

    Central Coast

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service tonight and food was very tasty
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Ca’ Dario is a great choice for Italian food! I had the risotto with lobster, crab and shrimp and my friend had the ravioli. We also split an arugula salad. Everything was delicious! Not the best ambiance, but it was nice to sit outside on the patio. I would definitely go back!
  13. R

    Rachael

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there. It was delicious!
  14. J

    John

    Palm Springs

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ALWAYS wonderful! Waitress ‘Milena’ is reason enough to return, but food is terrific, as is their wine list!
  15. HG

    HenryG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I frequently go to the the Goleta location as it's close to home. The food is constantly great, the wines are excellent and the staff is wonderful. The price you pay is fair and worth every penny. Definitely worth a visit.
  16. PR

    PRB1

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are regulars at Ca D’Ario and have been ever since moving to the area last year. Our daughter has lived here for 7 years and first took us there several years ago. I love love love good Italian food - and this is as great as you will get anywhere. Creative menu - lots of new spins on traditional dishes. Always tastefully prepared, beautifully presented and absolutely delicious.
  17. GU

    GUWER

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5th time always great
  18. BB

    BrianB

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    We made a reservation late because they showed they took reservations until 9pm. We knew some in our group may have been late for our 8:15. At 8:20 the mgr told us the kitchen was closing if we didn’t order. They made this clear 3x. Set the tone for a very rushed meal. The dishes swam in soups of olive oil and although good, just swimming in olive oil wasn’t our thing. Apps and main courses for 5 people were fair at best. Would not recommend.
  19. PM

    PMMRMM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing risotto and the BEST staff. The Italian wines are wonderful. The Ojai ice wine for dessert is a must! Our server very offered great advice for each selection.
  20. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Everyone was kind, welcoming, and friendly. They were very accommodating of my vegetarian diet and prepared a dish without chicken stock at my request. The food was delicious as well, though I would have preferred it to be slightly hotter.
  21. JA

    JanA

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and the service was great but we sat outside in their very cute courtyard but were bothered by flying bugs.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience2
    We had to sit outside but it was windy
  23. CN

    ChristinafromNY

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic meal as is always the case at Ca’Dario
  24. LL

    LauraL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was timely. Food was quality and so many good choices! And the ambience was nice too We enjoyed Our special occasion here at lunch. We look forward to coming again!
  25. AB

    ABT2021

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I have been coming here once/twice a month and always get the ribeye steak with beans. My wife gets the salmon and my daughter gets a pasta with red sauce (usually puttanesca. It was always awesome. This recent visit was disappointing in terms of the food. Not sure if the chef has changed or a newbie cooked our food. It was not as great as the past visits. Our server is always awesome. We will still go and eat there on Fridays. Hopefully, our food will be the same as the past visits. =)
  26. IM

    IsaacM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was suggested to me by a friend and my expectations were low. It BLEW my expectations out of the water :)))
  27. SA

    SharonAnnie

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    This location of Ca' Dario lacks the elegance and charm of the original location in downtown Santa Barbara. However it's nice enough, and they did a pretty good job with their back patio, which manages to seem like a garden, even though the place is located in a very commercial area. Since outdoor dining is essential to us in this Time of Covid, that was a definite plus. The food was very good, although my husband's pepperoni pizza had so much pepperoni it was more like a flavorful grease bowl. Because the crust is so thin (which is great!) they could definitely cut back on the amount of sausage on the pie. I had the chopped salad, which was delicious...couldn't have been better. Decent $10 glass of Pino Griggio was enjoyable.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Unfortunately they were understaffed so service was slow even though our waitress was doing her best. She kept her cool taking phone orders and staffing the floor. I ordered calamari and it was over cooked, more like jerky. I saw the cook tell our waitress it was her fault because it took her too long to serve it to our table. But that was not true and I thought it was pretty rude of him. He definitely overcooked it. I’ve had it there before and it was delicious. Our dinner was delicious: I had the ravioli and my friend had a pizza.
  29. AP

    AntoniP

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was great. Atmosphere is okay...if you want something more romantic go to their other locations in Montecito or Victoria. Waitress weren't as attentive. Always had to raise our hands to get their attention. Only service beers and wine, no cocktails.
  30. BD

    BenD

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been dining at Ca Dario for many years now, however, this is the first time I have been to the Goleta location. The beauty and ambiance is exceptional and surprising given that you are in a strip mall. The décor is charming both inside and on their lovely patio. Whether you decide to eat "a dentro" (inside) or "ala perto" (outside), you will find yourself transported. As for the cuisine, delicious as it is at any Ca Dario location, and a bit pricey but worth saving up for. Buon apetito!
  31. LC

    LorraineC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Accommodated our group of 7 at last minute. Thanks.
  32. s

    sbmom

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Celebrated our 2-year date anniversary. Restaurant was exceptionally busy for a Monday night, so it was pretty noisy. The service was not excellent only because our waitress forgot the bread we asked for while we were waiting for our meal and served my soup that was cold. Other than these two mishaps, the food was delicious! No complaints on the food whatsoever.
  33. AK

    AKX71

    San Diego

    37 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    We arrived 15 minutes before our reservation. The hostess told us she was not sure our table would be ready by 7pm, but she could sit us outside, which we agreed since we were already there and the weather was ok. Food and service was OK ( we were not expecting anything great), but the cleanliness of the restaurant was very disappointing. Eating on a dirty table cloth and have water served on a glass with lipstick marks was discussing. City should run an inspection on this place… First and last time on this place.
  34. MW

    MadisonW

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service - our server was wonderful. Quick delivery of entrees and delicious food. A little pricey for regular dining but great on occasion.
  35. J

    Jim2

    Central Coast

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Consistently good food. Server was great. Don’t like sitting in the bar area, but overall dining experience is very good.
  36. CC

    CatCan

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and great food! Very accommodating. Will definitely return. Thank you!
  37. d

    david328

    Chicago

    231 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    231 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was good-hot , flavorful. Some items were skimpy-Caesar salad for instance. Service was ok. Our server seemed like she didn’t want to be bothered.
  38. DM

    DonM

    Palm Springs

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Michael, the manager, is AWESOME!
  39. LB

    LyndaB

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service both were fantastic. There sea food was amazing.
  40. GJ

    GringoJohn14

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Party of 7 outside. Really nice feel to the patio with heaters that made it very comfortable. Staff was top shelf as was the food. Highly recommend.

FAQs

Ca' Dario Cucina Italiana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 884-9419 ext. 4.

Ca' Dario Cucina Italiana is rated 4.6 stars by 456 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Ca' Dario Cucina Italiana

250 Storke Rd Ste. B Goleta, CA 93117

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hollister Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Goleta

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Tons of parking right by our front door in Storke Plaza!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dario Furlati

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (805) 884-9419 ext. 4

  • Catering

    Please contact us with any catering inquiries.

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact us for any of your private dining needs!

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