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Ca' Dario Cucina Italiana, Goleta, CA

Ca' Dario Cucina Italiana

4.6
4.6
499 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 7 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 499 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Healthy

  • California Central Coast

    Italian

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Food

  • Santa Barbara

    Good for groups

  • Santa Barbara

    Healthy

  • Santa Barbara

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. SB

    StevieB

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We've been to the one in Montecito. This place has the same feel.
  2. B

    Bogart

    Palm Springs

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the atmosphere. It was our first time at the Goleta site. The menu was extensive and our food was delicious. Can’t wait to go back.
  3. FR

    FlorianR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great authentic food. They know how to cook a ribeye just right too. Options for everyone
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A taste of Lake Como in Goleta!
  5. k

    kdub

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was really good..a nice surprise to have decent dining in Goleta...the server was pleasant and all the orders were correct...we watched our appetizers sit on the line for far too ling tho...and many servers reached over it and around ..that was unfortunate
  6. T

    Tiffany

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our time at Ca Dario Goleta. There was plenty of parking. We were seated immediately upon arrival, had our order taken right away and food was out very quickly. We ordered mostly off the Specials menu and it was amazing! Our server was attentive but not overly so. It’s been a long time since we’ve been out and this was such a pleasant evening.
  7. BR

    BarbaraR

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    My wife and I have eaten here many times, it is one of our "go to" restaurants. The food is consistently good with enough variety to please most palates. The pizzas in particular are extremely good - excellent crust and not overloaded with toppings. Appetizers, fish, meat and pasta dishes varied and interesting and all well prepared. There is no liquor, but the wine and beer selection is fine without being extensive. Very well worth a visit but reserve ahead for Friday and Saturday night seating.
  8. B

    Beth

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the service with Gary even better!
  9. RB

    RobertB

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We had salad, linguine with clams and sole with steamed vegetables. Everything was very well prepared and delicious.
  10. AM

    AMPH

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The staff were all very kind and doing their best and working very hard. However they were exceptionally busy on a Monday night so service was a little slow. Also note that we had a reservation but they will not hold a table for your reservation if there is a walk in, as per restaurant policy. As such there wasn’t a table for us except for outside which was quite cold. Again the staff were very helpful and doing their best given the circumstances. We ultimately go seated inside around 45 minutes past our reservation time. As always the food was great. Come early to guarantee seating.
  11. CN

    ChuckN

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Private room in the rear of restaurant…. Very nice
  12. SB

    ShashankB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was delicious, portions were good and ambience was pleasing
  13. o

    oakybellevue

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated Thanksgiving again here at Ca'Dario, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Food and wine choices always ideal. Our server Hailey was very helpful in food recommendations, and made sure we were all well taken care of.
  14. AM

    AnneM

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner .
  15. J

    John

    Palm Springs

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful food, always wonderful service! One of our always favorites!
  16. DH

    DarenH

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great evening to share a good meal with friends.
  17. DC

    DavidC

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can always expect prompt service and outstanding food at CaDario. Can't wait for our next visit.
  18. PA

    PatA

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service was excellent from the minute we walked in
  19. TV

    TeeV

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Weeknight dinner to celebrate my best friend's birthday. A rare rainstorm prevented us from sitting on the patio which is always a favorite of ours. Staff was very accommodating of our request for a quiet table away from the bar. Waitress was very efficient without smothering us and the food was excellent. One of the best restaurants in Goleta for a nice dinner out. Easier parking than downtown also.
  20. CG

    ClaireG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely servers, delicious food, nice ambiance for a celebration in the outside dining area
  21. LD

    LoriDJBling

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous find! Wonderful Italian meal!! Great service! We will definitely recommend and be back!!!
  22. MB

    MaureenB

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We had some of the best service we've had in the last couple of months. The food is reliably good. The only complaint is the noise level since we sat outside and had gas station noise, airplane noise, and some sirens. That said, our guests from Australia were delighted.
  23. EN

    EmptyNestMV

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner in Goleta when visiting our daughter. Our server was wonderful and she had excellent wine recommendations. The outside dining area in the back of the restaurant is surprisingly cozy.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food and service. I love coming here.
  25. CN

    ChuckN

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We will go back again. No problem
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the private room. It was the perfect place to celebrate my birthday with my family.
  27. LF

    LaurenF

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Surprisingly good. Great food and a decent wine list. I would happily go back the next time I'm in the area
  28. TB

    TomB

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Another great meal at Ca' Dario Cucina. Food was excellent as usual. Service was a bit slow, but servers were friendly and did a good job overall. A consistent favorite.
  29. KH

    KHoush

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So glad we found this place! The food was amazing, service was excellent! We had the halibut, roasted chicken, pizza and salads....We will be back
  30. BH

    BryndaH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Great place to eat. Very nice staff and food taste wonderful. We were seated indoors on the sunny side and could feel the heat, see the smokey thin cloud and smell the aroma from the pizza oven. It eventually dispersed. This was not a problem after we settled into our meal. Definitely will return and try the outdoors and the pizza! P.S. I would request they include cream for their coffee, milk does not work.
  31. N

    Nishi

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was good except the bread was cold and the stewardess said they don’t do fresh bread for dinner really and then she forgot the wine had to ask for it again so my rating is 4 star
  32. S

    Seti

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Great personal.
  33. RF

    RichardF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    It was a little too noisy inside I had the option to sit outside should’ve. One meal was very good the other meal was not as well. Services adequate I always enjoy going there
  34. V

    Vivisol

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as always!
  35. CB

    ChrisB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Our server was unnecessarily rude. When someone in our party ordered the spaghetti w/ meatballs (which is on the menu), she said, "explain yourself". When asked, "what do you mean", she spat back "with marinara? Meatballs?" Um, yes, it's on the menu. It was also very hard to get anything timely after that point. Very poor service.
  36. M

    Michelle

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was wonderful and the food was delicious. Great staff!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food very good and served hot, which is a pleasant surprise these days!
  38. e

    elliots

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Food mediocre
  39. E

    Eric

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Unfortunately our two top was behind a large group that came off of a tour bus. But that was ok, because we were excited to experience the food. The service at this point was excellent, we were greeted nicely, we were sat at a nice table, she explained there was a large party, able to get our drink order in quickly, and bread. Waitress asked if we has a questions and then we placed our order. From here it was going down hill. You can can see the staff was working on the large order. Appetizers first and I would say very organized, looked like they had partially prepared and was putting on the final touches. By this time 15 minutes went by and our pizza which is fairly quick did not arrive. It looked like the team started to produce pizza for the big group, 25 minutes into it our pizza was still not made. Pizza went out to the large table, a table that seated 20 minutes after we did got a pizza and appetizer that they were sharing. I seen our waitress look over and she said we have a large party and it will be out shortly. 5 minutes later pizza was out. It looked correct and we were hungry so we started to eat. It did not taste right it had white anchovies on it. We said forget it and continued to eat it. 8 -10 minutes later someone had came up to our table and asked if we got the correct pizza and I said no, she looked at us like it was our fault. We did not want to eat it anymore. We waited another 15 minutes and still no entrees. We gave it another 5 and said no more. We told the waitress who was very sweet that we were leaving. Timing off-yes Could have been corrected-yes Could have been prevented and or recovered-yes We were very understanding. I have been in food service for 37 years and we have all had bad days, this situation could have been corrected by a lead, supervisor, manager coming to the table and being up front what was happening, too much time had passed, kitchen could have placed the pizza in before the large group, and so on.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful time with grandkids

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 499 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 7 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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