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Ca Dario Montecito, Santa Barbara, CA

Ca Dario Montecito

4.7
4.7
462 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Ca'Dario's newest restaurant on Coast Village Road promises the same authentic and fresh Italian cuisine as our other locations, now easily accessible for residents of Montecito! ​

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 884-9419 ext. 2

  • Payment options

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

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Dario Furlati

  • Neighborhood

    Montecito

  • Cross street

    Middle Road

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 462 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Neighborhood Gem

  • California Central Coast

    Italian

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Overall

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Food

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Service

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Value

  • Santa Barbara

    Fit for Foodies

  • Santa Barbara

    Great for Lunch

  • Santa Barbara

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Santa Barbara

    Outdoor Dining

  • Santa Barbara

    Italian

  • Santa Barbara

    Most Booked

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  1. t

    tracyb

    Central Coast

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints. The service is fantastic! The food is always lovely! And it’s a very pleasant setting! I will be back!
  2. M

    Mangia

    Los Angeles

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious Italian food in a relaxed atmosphere
  3. B

    Brad

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ca' Dario Montecito is wonderful. Great food amazing service!
  4. r

    retired05

    Los Angeles

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Since Covid we seldom eat out but we had spent a weekend in Montecito and my husband was anxious to dine out before driving back. We loved the ambience the street was quiet and we were able to eat outside and not be crowded. Our waiter Mario was excellent and very attentive. The pasta with artichokes and porcini mushrooms was very unusual and the cannelloni was the best my husband ever tasted. Sorry the restaurant is not more local as we we would dine there more frequently if it were local
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a friend visiting from Switzerland and Ca Dario Montecito was a perfect restaurant to enjoy a meal together.
  6. K

    Kelley

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Best of the three restaurants. We will hopefully get the often.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful
  8. B

    Bunny

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alex, our sever was outstanding as usual!
  9. GS

    GariS

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our overall experience last night and every night was been great! We love the food. I had pasta puttanesca and my husband had trout. And we are still a little queasy about dinning in so we chose a lovely outdoor table. Did I say the service was excellent? It was. The only complaint, and it’s small, the fried seafood mix appetizer wasn’t crispy enough. If I had mentioned it I think we would have gotten a new plate.
  10. h

    hank

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience2
    Great, Asian fusion food, would go back again , service good and food to match Outside dining was fine, no ambiance outside tho but felt safe from Covid.
  11. CM

    ChristineM

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary. Food was great
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The gluten-free pizza was one of the best I've ever tasted. It was a thin crust and had a great texture - not cardboard! Thank you.
  13. D

    Dipesh

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service excellent.
  14. DM

    DonM

    Palm Springs

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and service!
  15. LL

    LadyLee

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service + willing to listen to how to be more accommodating for the customer! Serve Staff and General Manager were 5☆! Highly recommended and please enjoy!!!! Everything ordered tasted freshly made and wonderfully prepared. Highlights: I recommend ordering off the Speciali Menu which offers a Butternut Squash Soup; super tasty. I love the artichokes! Ask for light oil since they are a bit heavy on the olive oil. Also the Flori di Zucchini Fritti were superb. I would order these any time they were on the menu. I had a glass of the Sancerre wine which can be ordered by the glass which complimented the meal. The pasta was cooked exceptionally well but the sauce could have been incorporated more throughout the dish instead of underneath the pasta. Overall, bravo☆
  16. GY

    GayleY

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Good selection of pasta and main courses. Excellent waiter.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, Marco, was fabulous! Attentive service and delicious food.
  18. SS

    SophisticatedSlimEater

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just great!
  19. R

    Rozzie

    Los Angeles

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Ca’ Darios and go there very often. Excellent wait staff, food, ambience.
  20. MF

    MarkF

    Hawaii

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed the food and service. Sitting outside in Montecito was a treat.
  21. JK

    JanisK

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Our meal was slightly above average. But to be fair, this was our first time. So best to go and try it a few more times. Wine was good, but spaghetti with meatballs, the sauce was too sweet. Caesar salad was average.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual Ca Dario never fails to satisfy !!! The customer service and attention to detail is beyond expectations - Most significant is the owner/ chef operated venue always encourages personal interaction with kitchen and staff. And Dario always makes the rounds checking in on his guests as though everyone is a VIP. Highly recommended! Still the best Italian eatery in town!!!
  23. JO

    JeffOien

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic, authentic Italian food and the best service in all of Santa Barbara
  24. l

    luvgoodfood

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding
  25. CN

    ChuckN

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Inside…. Noisy Outside better Service was great.
  26. TB

    TerryB

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food snd service and ambiance.
  27. J

    Joanie

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant. The wait staff particularly And of course, the food! Thank you for opening this restaurant, Dario Joanie
  28. CR

    CharmaineR

    Yosemite

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We were pleasantly surprised. It will become our new local favorite.
  29. NW

    NatalieW

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great outdoor seating Great service Food was delicious
  30. D

    Desertdiner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice brunch with great service and generous portions while sitting outside in beautiful Montecito.
  31. TF

    TravelingFam007

    Los Angeles

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent last night; service superb - perfect Father’s Day celebration!
  32. KN

    KateN

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely tasty food, excellent service and of course a location. Every time I am in the area, and can't miss it. See you guys very very soon again! 10+ !!!
  33. LJ

    LauraJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Service was very good. Linguini with clams was not edible. Appetizers fair. Will not return. Santa Barbara Ca Dario totally better.
  34. s

    stevea

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WONDERFUL FOOD, MANY OPTIONS, GREAT SERVICE -- COOPERATIVE AND EXTRA SPECIAL
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and excellent service. A great start to graduation weekend!
  36. M

    Mimi

    Orlando

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great! Love this place!
  37. R

    Robert

    Los Angeles

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful place to dine; pleasant outdoor patio.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow, dinner was excellent. One thing was the wine glass cracked. I paid attention only in the end after I finished drinking. That’s dangerous. I could cut myself. The pasta was cooked al dente perfectly. Great Pinot Noir.
  39. RK

    RobertK

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite!
  40. SB

    SBGuy

    Central Coast

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a hit, this visit was exceptionally good. A special - halibut puttanesca - was outstanding. I don't think I have ever had a better puttanesca. My wife's ziti was great as always. A generous pour of a Syrah blend was a nice accompaniment. They will accommodate vegan requests, too.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Ca Dario Montecito offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 884-9419 ext. 2.

Ca Dario Montecito is rated 4.7 stars by 462 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 9 times today
Google Map for Ca Dario Montecito

1187 Coast Village Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Middle Road

  • Neighborhood

    Montecito

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

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

  • Executive chef

    Dario Furlati

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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