Ca Dario Montecito

4.8
221 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 221 people are saying
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GlennR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor seating; great food. Alex (excellent service) suggested turning an appetizer pasta into a main course, which was great and exactly what I wanted.

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SnoDra
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Was ok, Luckys, Sushi House and Caruso’s are all better choices

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vipMunzeee123
Central Coast
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food that we each ordered was served perfectly. Our waiter Jgorge was fabulous. Friendly and on it. Very enjoyable dinner AGAIN!

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PhillipC
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waitress was great . Tried a special and it was ok . Stick with regular menu items .. overall good.

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vipFrannieT
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great every time! With Covid restrictions and difficulty finding good staff, this was a breath of fresh air! Kindness, efficiency and a fabulous anniversary dinner was enjoyed! We will be back! Thank you!

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vipChristianK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining in Montecito. Terrific food. Outstanding service.

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ChrisF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I rarely leave bad reviews but the meatballs were rubbery, lentil mushroom soup was cold. Zucchini flowers were great. Took our daughter here for her 17th birthday last night and it was a disappointment and expensive.

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vipMariaC
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, but not the last. Sat outside and watched Montecito go by. I ordered the Penne with Salmon, it was so delicious! My boyfriend ordered another pasta dish which he thoroughly enjoyed too. Our server was very nice and attentive. My entree was so good that I took the leftovers back to hotel and the next day heated it up at a gas station market to enjoy in the car on the way home. I couldn't let one bite go to waste! I highly recommend this restaurant and especially the penne with salmon.

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vipLPGT
Palm Springs
23 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, delicious food !

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Mike
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wow! Great first experience & everyone loved their meals!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It f doesn’t get better than Ca Dario ! Goleta, Victoria , montecito ! All 3 will deliver superlative Food, ambiance, and service i❤️

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vipChris
Los Angeles
76 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great in every way

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JJacobs
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marco our waiter made wonderful recommendations for specialities and wine. Loved the spinach raviolis, bruschetta, artichokes and eggplant parmigiana appetizers! Great authentic Italian food. Delicious Choc dessert with vanilla ice cream and berries!

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Selma
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice spot for a date night. The food was amazing, especially the bread.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome level of service and food was delicious!

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vipPJD1
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I made a reservation for 3 and my wife had to cancel last minute, so when I checked in and told the host, he wanted to give me a very small 2-top bar-table just outside the doorway of a barber shop. I asked why I couldn't have the table originally reserved for the 3 of us and promised to spend as much as 3 people. He was very unfriendly....not the person that should be interacting with customers as soon as they arrive.
Fortunately, we had a extremely friendly, very competent server and she made for a delightful and fantastic experience. The food was fantastic. It couldn't have been better....except for the host.

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vipSBGiGi
Central Coast
28 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dining outside at Ca' Dario in Montecito is such a pleasure! Beautiful ambiance, even though you are right on the main road! There were 5 of us, and each meal was wonderful! I have to say that the salads were a bit pathetic, and quite basic, so they were not part of my review. Buyer beware on those items.

Main courses from pastas to veal to fresh fish were all fabulous though! The main restaurant in Santa Barbara is extremely noisy, so being able to dine outside in a large open and lovely area in Montecito is wonderful!

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vipluvgoodfood
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious!

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vipChris
Los Angeles
76 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love Ca Dario Montecito. Sitting outside is fabulous. Marco and Dubra are the best!!!!

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vipRobert
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We lunched out of doors with friends—a party of 4. We specifically asked to be seated in an area served by Angel, a long-time favorite waiter. Service was terrific, which is Angel’s typical standard. Food choices ranged from pastas to chicken salad. Everything was perfectly prepared and presented. We paired lunch with a wonderful bottle of Gavi—perfectly chilled and presented. We couldn’t have been more pleased.

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JackiePhelps
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience - wonderful staff, food was so good, and overall experience was quality.

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vipMarkF
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was terrific and the outdoor dining was great. Service was on the slow side, but, for benefit of the doubt, post-pandemic things have been challenging everywhere.

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vipWinegal
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great staff! Marco, Alex and Dubra make the experience special. The best salmon in town!

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vipBryanU
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Love the ambience and service! Exceptional tonight.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service.

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HappyRegular
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just lovely outdoor patio. Great food and very friendly efficient service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time. Great patio with friendly servers and delicious food. Relaxing atmosphere to spend time with friends. We have a great time together!!
The desserts were AMAZING!

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JanetK
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service and location. Can’t wait to go back

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Jamie
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful meal! Ask and they can make it. (All things Italian.) I’m gluten free, and they made me a delicious Grilled Polenta with Amatriciana sauce. It was fantastic. (Amatriciana is on the lunch menu. But they will make it for you at dinner.) The wine list is excellent and if you don’t want a full glass of wine, ask for a half glass as I did after my first full glass. Perfection. And what’s not to love about Affogato? Nothing! Theirs is one of the best. Just the right glass to serve it in so you get just the perfect proportions of espresso and ice cream. The wait staff is friendly and efficient. As well knowledgeable and courteous. Reservations are suggested as it does get full quickly. They have a lot of outdoor tables. My suggestion is to go between 5:30pm-7:30pm as it is still light out. Magnificent. What a wonderful addition to Coast Village Road. 5 Stars.

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vipRozzie
Los Angeles
71 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Ca’ Dario Montecito and Dario is our good friend.9

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vipsteph
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Normally I am not writing reviews, but I am still so mad with the hostess! It's the second time we made our reservation with open table (2 days in advance) and the second time we had NO table ready for us. We had to wait almost 30 minutes this time for our table. The hostess was very unfriendly and turned away during speaking with me, she was very stressed and could not handle the situation that there was no table for us. Unfortunately, we could not make any other reservations at other restaurants on short notice so we stayed.

Food was great, and our service for the rest of the evening as well.

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JIMW
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ALWAYS ENJOY EATING AT CA DARIO IN MONTECITO.THE FOOD AND SERVICE IS EXCELLENT.I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.

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vipChris
Los Angeles
76 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous one of my favorite places ….food, service, wine it’s all good!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food in Santa batbara

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JulieS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Gluten free pizza is as good as in Italy!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, service was excellent.

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LisaWP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food that doesn't disappoint. Artichoke cooked perfect, pasta and risotto specials were amazing.

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vipSBGuy
Central Coast
47 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ca Dario's Montecito location continues the tradition of great food and service established at their other locations. They will do vegan versions of many dishes if you ask.

A tip - there is plenty of parking in a lot behind the restaurant accessed by a driveway on the east side of the building or via Coast Village Circle.

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SBPNW
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a lovely spot with good food. A great addition to Montecito

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Jack
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food, service and value.

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 221 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.