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Ca Dario Montecito

4.7
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42 Reviews
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$50 and over
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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! ​

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 42 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMurch
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Was so excited to dine Al Fresco at Ca Dario. Service was great and prompt. The appetizers were quite delicious. Sadly the meal fell apart at the entrees. The langostino was very mushy and not presented well. The terracotta chicken was bland and truly inedible. The wine was fine, but 90$ for a low end Barolo was not justified.

Hopefully the head chef will work on his entree selections and presentation.

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vipLiaD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I like Ca Dario in SB and was very happy to visit them in Montecito.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Food was exceptional, carpaccio and gnocchi are a must!

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repsb
Guadalajara
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect evening for us. The outside seating feels very European and absolutely delightful. So nice Ca Dario has made it to 'Cito.

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vipsbsally
Central Coast
49 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful evening, food, wine, and friendly service. The salmon with rosemary potatoes was nicely roasted. Save room for the Tiramisu - you won't want to share!

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Belle
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent Italian Pasta dishes. I will go back soon.

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LaurieW
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food.

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vipMarsha
Central Coast
145 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We enjoyed our entrées, but the service left a lot to be desired. The outdoor seating is fairly well done, but there is a lot of traffic noise.

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FoodySB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience, consistent food, wonderful service and lovely outdoor atmosphere.

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vipTennisJamie
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Good - not great but happy to be out dining. My pasta was just ok but my husband had a nicely cooked branzino. Service was fair. Wouldn't return based on this visit. Would say the pizza I saw coming out the oven on our way out looked pretty good.

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NealD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The sea bass was cooked properly, but we were told it could come "deboned" and got lots of bones. My penne puttanesca was unsubtle and over seasoned with red pepper. The Romano salad was bland the 2nd basket was fresh & delicious. Poor showing for an Italian restaurant.

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DavidH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian food, with a varied menu and great daily specials. All super fresh ingredients, cooked in proper Italian manner.

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vipbrad
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Dubra is the reason that we frequent Ca Dario. She is exceptional, attentive, positive, and gracious!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service.

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ErinM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner and the service was superb!

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SallyE
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Very confusing checking in....no one knows where to go and no one helped us or would
even talk to us while we were trying to find out.
Then the person at the desk let a pushy couple behind us go before us....
Food was nice, but not outstanding and there are better places to go.

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vipjudy
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to restaurant several times since it opened in Montecito. Consistently good food. Very good service even though they were very busy. One of my go to restaurants.

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vipTaf1945
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really happy to report overall outstanding and will return many times. Dubra something special as our server, hard to find someone that special.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are locals and so excited to have Ca Dario in Montecito at the old Giovanni pizza location! The inside space has been transformed into an amazing authentic Italian gem. Outdoor seating was the option during this safety first Covid experience. Our food was hot fresh and delicious and our server was really friendly patient and helpful ... everyone was happy laughing and enjoying their meals like the good old day’s before the pandemic. I would highly recommend this wonderful spot stay cation !Thank you Ca Dario! 🍝🥗🍷

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vipbrad
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Dubra is an excellent server

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vipMarsha
Central Coast
145 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Except for the traffic noise and view of the street, we had a terrific time here. We were able to order an item that was not on the menu, thanks to the waiter offering the possibility and the chef willing to do it! We asked for mushroom risotto (the risotto on the menu was a mix of mushroom and seafood) and it was the best we had ever had. The bruschetta was also fantastic. We will return again and again!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All good. wine pours for value to the best.

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happytaste
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, very personal and relaxed service, not too much traffic noise.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our evening. The food and servers were wonderful!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good all around experience. Great value. Food was very very good

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vipMickeyR
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food

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JACKP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Paparadella was exceptions and so was the NY steak. Service was extremely slow for some reason. Would certainly visit again.

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cfpearcy
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dario has done an excellent job creating a lovely outside dining venue
on Coast Village Rd. We are thrilled he brought his restaurant to Montecito!

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DonH
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible authentic Northern Italian cuisine, fabulous service and how can you not love dining along beautiful Coast Village Rd.

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vipWalid
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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vipsherbear33
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Calamari was amazing and I highly recommend. My pasta was slightly overcooked, but it was honestly super tasty nonetheless. Service was spot on and everyone working there was hustling to make their customers happy. Love al fresco dining! Great first experience here and I'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to celebrate a special occasion delayed due to COVID. The setting was very pleasant on a warm evening. The service was attentive and relaxing. The food was delicious.

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KateC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their food is still excellent as always. They have one of the nicest outdoor setups in this "new normal" world...best to have a reservation as its popular and delicious.

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BradyK
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a last min dinner reservation and they were able to accommodate -- the new montecito location is still fairly under the radar. Patio service is the only COVID allowed option -- which was fine, because the patio is well heated with plenty of space (and on the restaurant deck, not a fence in the parking lot). Server (and general service) was super attentive and knowledgeable... and the food was right on par with their downtown location. Overall, the visit was really enjoyable... they did a great job and we'll definitely add it to our regular list of spots to frequent.

As for COVID considerations... we own a restaurant about the same size and they were on top of it... masks, cleaning, set-up... great job by the whole team!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my daughter for dinner on Saturday and had a wonderful dining experience on the patio. They have really made it work with Covid restrictions. The servers were friendly, accommodating and quick! Welcome to Montecito CaDario! We will return again and again!

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vipjudy
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

having to dine outside during Covid was a wonderful experience at CaDario. Everyone went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. Have been there a couple of times and would recommend to anyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Soup was served cold and food was not great

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Joellen
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and love the outdoor patio and the tiramisu was to die for!♥️Already looking forward to the next time.

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JeffW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food, we loved sitting outdoors and service was good. Chef came out and made sure we were happy... very good overall.

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vipJilt
Central Coast
33 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We're beyond thrilled to have Ca'Dario in Montecito and have already been there 4x. They have the recipe for success since there are many options: high (steak) or low (pasta, pizza) to please everyone. The outdoor white tablecloth and candle-lit dining space is better than most since they have their own spacious deck. The service is top-notch, friendly and they are willing to make substitutions (since we don't like spinach or lots of garlic they let us swap out the side vegetables with pasta). Our go-to is the chicken but everything is good and we often able split the salad and an entree and that's plenty. A pint of locally-sourced tap beer is only $6 (compare that to the Honor Bar where a 12 oz. glass is $9). They also have an excellent wine list and generous pours by the glass. Only suggestion? Instead of an amber, porter and pilsner on tap, swap out one of the dark beers for an IPA.

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 42 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.