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Ca Dario Montecito, Santa Barbara, CA

Ca Dario Montecito

4.8
4.8
521 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 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 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 521 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Italian

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Overall

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Food

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Service

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Value

  • Santa Barbara

    Great for Lunch

  • Santa Barbara

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Santa Barbara

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. PS

    PS01

    Los Angeles

    563 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    563 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of Chef Dario's restaurants in Santa Barbara are top notch!
  2. j

    jauntyjane

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The servers are amazing. They recognize us by name. Appreciate the linens and flowers on the table. Food good.
  3. R

    Robert

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, and outstanding service. Always a pleasure to visit Ca Dario.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had our Thanksgiving dinner at the restaurant and enjoyed the four course menu outside with heat lamps. Food and wine w were delicious! Service was excellent.
  5. N

    Nkpg

    Cleveland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    We decided to go for our thanksgiving dinner and the experience was just awful. I have never had their regular food, but I will say that maybe American food just isn’t what they should consider in the future. The turkey was sooooo dry, we needed extra gravy. The mashed potatoes just tasted like starch, and the pumpkin pie tasted like…. Straight cinnamon & nutmeg. Absolutely no substance. The risotto was shockingly not cooked well - tasted like uncooked rice, ugh. The server seemed to not care that our entire meal was awful. We got a glass of wine ($15 - which really should have been $7) for free. Um thanks? My bill was $250 for the worst thanksgiving experience of my life. We will definitely not be back to try the normal menu.
  6. JH

    JoyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good ambiance, delicious food and very good service!
  7. JS

    JohnS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We frequent CaDario often. Love the food. Never disappointed. The staff is always Friendly & attentive. Love the ambiance inside & out dining. A favorite!
  8. RT

    RobertT

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant in the Santa Barbara area that we ate at. Food and service were exceptional.
  9. CJ

    CraigJ

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly and attentive staff. The trout was great, not over cooked.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistency is Dario’s hallmark and we are never disappointed. Always welcoming and delicious, cravable Italian.
  11. JP

    JohnP

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good. Zzzx
  12. e

    elosb

    Central Coast

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorites. Will continue to dine there
  13. F

    Foodist

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal and experience! Will definitely return!
  14. H

    Harper

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent, service was good and inside ding much quieter than downtown location.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! Excellent food, service and ambiance.
  16. LM

    LeslieM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently delicious with many choices. Wait staff is always excellent. A favorite spot!
  17. SM

    SusanM

    Central Coast

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent services and a lovely ambiance outside along Coast Village Road. The risotto special of the day was one of the best I've ever tried. Wonderful place for a lunch in the California outdoors.
  18. P

    Pamela

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service and food are always quite good. I have eaten at this restaurant many times & recommend it.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Service was fantastic!
  20. DO

    DianeO

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our evening was very pleasant. The staff and food were excellent. I appreciate all of the outdoor dining. I also appreciate being able to reserve online.
  21. ND

    NancyD

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Server was outstanding! Food delicious and abundant.
  22. H

    Happyfood

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Each year when we vacation in Montecito, we dine first at CaDario and it always delights us. It is our welcome home meal.
  23. A

    Anne

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Food ordinary, service slow. I asked for a glass of ice twice; it never came. The price quality, quantity was not there. The roasted chicken flavor was good but dry and overdone. The carpaccio although very tasty was a tiny portion as compared to an Il Fornaio, Lucky's, other restaurants. Just generally a very average experience. Staff was very nice but we just didn't see much of them.
  24. W

    Wendy

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorite places. We always enjoy the experience. Our favorites are the puttanesca sauce on fish. Always cooked to perfection. :)
  25. SB

    SueB

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service like always!! The weathwas beautiful for sitting outdoors.
  26. AP

    AlanP

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the rack of lamb which was cooked perfectly medium rare. The accompaniments were good as well. Angel, our waiter was excellent as usual.
  27. P

    Pigeater

    Los Angeles

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service and food excellent as always. A pleasant location for friends getting together
  28. JR

    JimR

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal for 3 couples outside. Good ambience. All entrees were great and the service was solid. Right balance between attentiveness and giving space. Ca Dario is a great add to Montecito’s restaurant row.
  29. PB

    PamelaB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant has it all, excellent service, delicious food, beautiful indoor and outdoor seating and good value. We loved it!!
  30. BM

    BuzzM

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, wine very nice. Service was absolutely excellent. Loved the whitefish puttanesca.
  31. MB

    MaureenB

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ca Dario is one of our favorite restaurants. Great menu and lots of daily specials. The food is always fresh and consistently good. You can’t find a more personable, efficient staff — their service is top notch despite always being busy. I highly recommend Ca Dario!
  32. D

    Dominique

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect like usual and we will come back again
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, delicious food.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and fabulous service
  35. d

    dans

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice ambiance and friendly wait staff. Both of us had the special whitefish of the day and it was very good. Soup of the day was disappointing. Eggplant dish was the best serving of the night. I would go back again anytime.
  36. s

    stevea

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service staff from top to bottom is exceptional
  37. LT

    LidiaT

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and the food was fantastic.
  38. LS

    LizS

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect and we all loved our food. Marco gave us great service too.
  39. SD

    StevenD

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and the food is always very good!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    One hour and forty five minutes from the time we ordered until our meals were served: not a word of explanation from anyone: food was cold: ouch! Bad night!

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 4.8 stars by 521 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 14 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 Daily 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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