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Ca' Dario Cucina Italiana, Goleta, CA

Ca' Dario Cucina Italiana

4.5
4.5
580 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

9:30 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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 580 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Santa Barbara

    Neighborhood gem

  • Santa Barbara

    Italian

580 Reviews
  1. repsb

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great neighborhood food. Love all 3 C D's. Service in Goleta is sweet but undertrained

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  2. Willy

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Always enjoy ça Dario but would like to see more veal dishes on menue. Scallopini or piccata not loin. Thank you

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  3. Janine

    Palm Springs

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I enjoyed the food I ordered. The arugula salad and ravioli were delicious. The service was so so. I had to ask for more water and even then never got it. Just a bit irritating.

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  4. AmyB

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lauren the hostess was amazing. Our waitress was great too.

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  5. PhillipC

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Is it only this location where the quality of food has gone down? If your looking for good (different) Italian food and great pasta….Go elsewhere. Maybe go to the Montecito location where Dario actually oversees the restaurant. Or possibly downtown if he still frequents that one.

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  6. Ninerjan

    Central Coast

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food always and a very nice wine list. Always nice Italian food and lots of choices.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was outstanding and the food delicious.

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  8. MariaA

    New Mexico

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and delicious food! Every staff member was welcoming and helpful. The food was so good that we went back a second time. Pasta Bolognese and fish entrees were superb!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall experience was great. Our server was very attentive, food was delicious and atmosphere was nice.

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  10. Michael

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    AJ ,was a great server, he took care of us, he was polite, smiled, and made suggestion towards the best meal! We go to the Goleta location, frequently, but will surely go more often. Thanks all, was a beautiful night.

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  11. BlueMoon

    San Francisco

    149 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    149 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ca’Dario was a real treat and we left wondering why we hadn’t tried the Goleta location much sooner. Excellent service all around; special request handled beautifully. We will definitely be going back very soon, thank you!

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  12. burbanite

    Philadelphia

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous dinner! Sole entree was delicious and fish perfectly cooked and sauced. Great service from Alex. Will definitely eat often

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  13. SuzeM

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent as always! Ca’Dario is our family go-to. Even got a gift certificate for a special friend.

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  14. jscaliforniafoodie

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This is a pretty good restaurant. The ambiance is nice and the food was pretty good. But the prices are steep for what you are getting. $30 for a simple pasta dish seems high. My daughter and I each had a pasta dish, split a caesar salad and had no drinks or dessert. Cost was $75. Ouch.

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  15. Bandit124

    Los Angeles

    64 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Decent but not a special dining experience. Both pasta entrees were good but not noteworthy. Both dessert entrees were sub par.

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  16. Jeff

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Really enjoyed the food, ambiance is nice and relatively family friendly.

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  17. NoelL

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My valentine and I had a wonderful Valentine's Day dinner at Ca' Dario Cucina Italiana. The food was very tasty, and Gina, our waitress, was very attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience! This is our second dinner there, and we look forward to our next one.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The wait staff was excellent. Food fantastic. I’ll be back.

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  19. Vicky

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My only suggestion would be that the wine server know more about the wines. Other than that, she was excellent.

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  20. luvgreatfood

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The meal and service was just OK, we will not be racing to go back any time soon. It seemed as though none of the servers knew what to do, food sat on the service window with no one to deliver it to the tables. Our frito misto was lukewarm. Disappointing experience overall.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. ArthurS

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Generally good food. That said its gotten expensive relative to what is served. Add tax and tip and its $100/head which is crazy for a local place IMO.

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  22. local

    Central Coast

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints ; excellent from the beginning to the end! This restaurant is perfect form the generous Italian bread basket , always amazing meal , great wine selection and outstanding warm personable staff ! KUDOS to you all

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  23. HalS

    Denver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We both got Fettuccine Alfredo, mine with chicken. Adequate, but not amazing. May need to try other dishes. Great service, attentive and friendly staff, nice ambiance, slightly overpriced. Will go back

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  24. JonY

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    My wife and I had dinner and drinks ( only wine and beer are available so....) this past New Year's Eve. We were delighted that, in addition to their regular menu, the restaurant offered a selection of "holiday only" items. In particular, the lobster bisque and truffle parmesan pasta were outstanding. Having said that, we needed to constantly summon someone (usually the assistant waiter) to advise that we were ready to order, or that we wanted another round of drinks. In fact, I'm pretty sure our waitress never checked on us apart from when delivering our food. A little disappointing considering the price.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great place to experience authentic Italian cuisine. The service was exceptional and i will definitely dine here in the future!

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  26. Michael

    Central Coast

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Sottocenere pizza is outstanding along with many of the other dishes they have.

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  27. 2ndbreakfast

    New York City

    116 reviews

    5.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The asparagus appetizer was delicious. Service was good.

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  28. FrankC

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone was wonderful. And the Rack of Lamb was perfect. A thousand thanks to the staff.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite restaurants near UCSB. Best lamb I ever had in the US.

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  30. StephenB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Waitress and other servers were outstanding. The chef even made my lunch with smoked salmon like the dish on the dinner menu instead of the one on the lunch menu.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Be sure to check the specials.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    My lasagna was a bowl of meat sauce and an occasional noodle. Very disappointed, I returned it.

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  34. StefanoC

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice Thanksgiving experience. We mixed Italian and American food items and they were all delicious

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  35. PeterR

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so good! Don’t be fooled with the location adjacent to a Target. This place is legit. The menu offers a great assortment of food options, all top notch. The pizza, lamb chops, ravioli and broccolini were all fantastic. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service! A great place for business lunch

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and service. Perfect place to dine for an evening with UCSB tamiles and students.

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  38. Yummyman

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Not sure if it was an off night, but food was not good. Bland. Usually great.

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  39. Michael

    Central Coast

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ca Dario Goleta offers a great atmosphere with the excellent food that Ca Dario is known for. Be sure to make reservations.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed the evening! Food was delightful. Staff was lovely. Will come back when in Goleta again!

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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 4.5 stars by 580 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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