Ca Dario Montecito

4.8
278 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! ​

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
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
What 278 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our 30th anniversary and had a wonderful dinner! The risotto special was SO delicious: Dungeness crab, lobster and shrimp in a fresh tomato broth. My husband had the spaghetti vongole, which was also wonderful . We paired it with a lovely bottle of Sancerre.

Our waitress also wished us a happy anniversary and brought us a piece of tiramisu to celebrate. I expected it to be complimentary, but we were charged $10 for it 😂 no big deal…I’m sure it was an oversight so we didn’t mention it to our sweet waitress.

We will definitely come back again !!

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vipElizabethW
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and the best Branzino in town!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner before a concert at Santa Barbara bowl. Came from LA, new spot for us when we come back to town!

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vipReneeA
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marco and the whole staff were fabulous, as always!

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Spartan
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, service and kitchen, highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a wonderful time and the food was excellent. The waiters went above and beyond to retrieve my date's phone when she dropped it off the deck. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great pizza!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We had a 7 o’clock reservation and had to wait almost an hour. When asking the hostess why, she said their system double books reservations…

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Rick
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Italian food just doesn't get any better than this.

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vipChris
Los Angeles
81 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor dining, great service, wonderful wine list, always consistent food

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DoubleM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The restaurant was very busy, but our waiter and staff were excellent. Food was great.

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KenR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A delightful meal from start to end. Great service snd a robust specials menu. No wonder the place is busy.

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vipTaf1945
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been there many times and is constantly improving all elements of successful dining. Especially noteworthy is the wait staff of Dubra and Marco, the best in the business. Food specials and preparations also worthy of note!

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SusanS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food superb, as usual! pity they ran out of branzino, which has been outstanding.
Pasta sauces wonderful, too.

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vipRobert
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made lunch reservations for Labor Day, outdoors due to Covid and because it was a beautiful day in Montecito. We had requested Angel as our server, but he was taking the day off and we were served by Marco, a friendly, cheerful and highly professional waiter. He made the lunch experience perfect. My wife opted for a pizza and I the branzino fish special, which Marco expertly deboned. Our only “disappointment” was our favorite Gavi wine was temporarily unavailable and we had to “settle” for an amazing Pinot Grigio Marco recommended.
There are many fine Italian restos in the SB area, but Ca Dario has become our favorite.

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KatherineM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent.

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MicheleWQ
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ca Dario's food is delicious and the servers are friendly and attentive. This Montecito location offers a "front porch" for outdoor dining and it is enjoyable to sit there on a nice day.

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JeffW
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good food need cheesecake on menu

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Jack
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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Venusdemilo
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is always my favorite but it is the first time going to this location. Montecito location is much more relaxing and not as frenzied as the downtown Santa Barbara location. The wait staff it’s so much fun; attentive & checked on us the perfect amount of times. It’s a more relaxing and larger location. Can say enough about the knowledgeable, friendly & professional wait staff. I can’t remember the last time have exquisite food and perfect waiters. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious burata salad with prosciutto wrapped peaches

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! Excellent staff!

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vipBunny
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Staff is the best!

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Rebecca
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing and order the Italian wine....worth it!

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bob637
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great meal served by a terrific wait staff. Everyone worked together like a well tunned machine making your meal a pleasant experience.

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vipbigeater
Central Coast
39 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A long wait but mostly because patrons lingered more than 2 hours

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MichelleG
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here based on the Open Table reviews. The food was outstanding! My husband and I shared the ravioli dish as an appetizer and the Bolognese as our main. Both were very good, the ravioli was the best I've ever had.

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repsb
Guadalajara
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and wonderful service

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MobDining
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They expertly handled our large party. Great service. Look forward to going again soon...

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luvtoeat
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice evening at Ca Dario! We were seated right away. Service was excellent. Food was delicious.🙂

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ArtG
Yosemite
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friends and I enjoyed a fabulous evening with great food and drink

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Montecitan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Marco was wonderful! Food always great! Perfect evening.

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vipbigeater
Central Coast
40 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Hope they will serve cocktails someday

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vipDocalex
Central Coast
27 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to have dinner at C' Dario's.
Service is exceptional and food is amazing.
They were extremely accommodating with our dog on the patio.
Everything was just great.

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vipMichael
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ca Dario Montecito has an excellent outdoor setting to complement the great food and service they provide. You won’t regret it.

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vipCynthiaH
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a magnificent time as always at Ca Dario! This was the first time at the Montecito location and we were not disappointed! Marco was an excellent server and treated us like royalty.

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vipsantabarbaralocal
Central Coast
36 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful birthday dinner on the patio. Great service and wonderful food.

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Scooter7707
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

august 12.2021

The baby sole entree was exceptional!

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vipBunny
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fiori de zucca! So great!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good food and service. If you get stuck next to buildings exterior wall at the tables for two the noise level bouncing off the wall can be overwhelming. Try for a table next to Street or one level from street.

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 278 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.