Ca' Dario Cucina Italiana

4.5
384 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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vipHouston
Houston
54 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful neighborhood Italian restaurant with a great, reasonably priced wine list and very attentive service.

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AudreyS
Nashville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience4

We waited for two hours to receive only two of the four courses in our meal. The food was mediocre at best. The lobster in the lobster risotto was undercooked, almost raw! And year i paid $250 for the two of us fir dinner and wine. We had yo ask to box the rest of our meal to go after 2.5 hours! We became tired and no longer interested in our meal.

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SBSonja
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great to get in for Thanksgiving. Amazing pumpkin pasta. Ample and yummy fare for a special meal and excellent service.

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Dario
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Terrible service, overpriced for the food quality.

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Dalesax
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We picked this restaurant for our Thanksgiving meal. The prix fixe prices didn’t match the quality of the food. At $80 each for the four course meal I was expecting more exciting flavors. We did had very good service.

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MikeM
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was really good

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Marie
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The service was not good. The waitress needed more support. The bussing of table didn’t happen (refills, empty plates et. except after waiting a long time) until we requested it. She was probably new, however she was not tuned into what was needed at the table.
We waited a 1/2 hr before 4 ordered beverages were served. It was an hour wait for entrees. The food was delicious, the waitress was gracious but she clearly needed better support from the bussing attendants.
Ca Dario is a pricier restaurant and we were hoping for a more attentive service in a timely manner.

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AnnY
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The outdoor patio is elegant and private

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
82 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sofia was such a perfect waitress...the manager was great as well. Great service, great food...we will come back!

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vipPuroticorico
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Francesca was absolutely fabulous with winder recommendations!

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KoriB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our student out here for a nice dinner. The food was wonderful. We made a reservation online and that worked out really well - we were seated right away. The staff was very good and attentive. The place is so nice- we had an outdoor table and loved it. We will definitely go again.

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SBEating
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great staff!

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vipRickPas
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Good food but restaurant is understaffed for the number of reservations that they take on a Saturday. Louder than necessary so not really suited to conversation. Ordered wine and it never came, wait staff (sort of) apologetic.

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JeffO
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and excellent food! Everything is authentic and the staff is amazing

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vipEair
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great location. Good food but not outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have decided that this restaurant is my favorite in Goleta.

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addavid
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Sort of disappointed. After reading the reviews from others, this was a special occasion dinner with my son who attends UCSB. The food was rather average and everything was over salted. For the price I expected more

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CAMom
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We can’t wait to return for another fantastic meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

UCSB Parents weekend - fantastic spot to take the roommates for dinner! Such a great experience and food!

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PeterE
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly and professional with very good food and just the right amount of attentiveness!

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viprobertl
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Definitely will return

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Lindon77
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always had the most delicious meals and excellent service at Ca"Dario's!
We love the back patio - it was a little chilly and the heaters really helped. We were celebrating a birthday and they brought a wonderful tiramisu for us to share.

Wonderful experience!

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PeggyC
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ca'Dario is my go-to place for a special meal. The food is excellent, and the quiet atmosphere makes it an enjoyable place to talk with friends.

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MichaelS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service.

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Skip
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Has been a local favorite for years.

All good but not so happy with front desk crew. A little unorganized. We had a reservation and although the restaurant was not that busy they made us wait 10-15 minutes. I eventually went in and found a table available. Once I showed her, she sat us at the table immediately????

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered risotto and Lombada, which was perfect. The waitress was attentive. Will come back again

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PeggyC
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

CaDario is my go-to place for fine dining. Excellent food, not pretentious, and affordable.

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vipFlossie17
Los Angeles
88 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good and the service was fabulous!

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MCMC
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, with a perfect wine pairing. Service is more European style, so don't be impatient!

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vipDakini2
Central Coast
47 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Bday celebration on the Patio for my girlfriend! Manager and Wait Staff very attentive and kind. The food is ALWAYS outstanding as is the service. I have never had a disappointing meal or experience at Ca'Dario in Goleta or Downtown.
My favorite Italian restaurant on the planet! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Had to wait 30 min despite having reservation. But food was incredible.

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LilyB
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Both my daughter and I got horribly ill after eating dinner here and we both had different menu items. Service was very nice but very slow. Plan on spending at least an hour and a half for dinner. Prices were outrageous for portion and quality received. This was our first time to the restaurant with high hopes but unfortunately will not return .

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vipMarykayB
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Outstanding authentic Italian fare. Great service. Portions are large, good for sharing.

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ArthurS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food and service were good as always. This is a neighborhood eatery and convenient. I eat here often.

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vipDakini2
Central Coast
47 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always high quality and excellent service! My favorite!

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CherylJ
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Pastas dishes are mediocre but the pizza and salmon was delicious.

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vipDesigner
Central Coast
50 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, Delicious , can't wait to return. Love everything about this restaurant. Food, service, quality all top notch!

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Depdave
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good but not WOW. Service from waitress could have been better, she appeared bothered by some of my request like asking the manager to make it cooler in the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good basic food. Not overly exciting or innovative. Good use more seasoning

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vipButterflyGirl
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food. Love the linens, the specials, the seafood options. We are local so we will be back as often as we can.

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 384 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.