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Ca Dario Montecito, Santa Barbara, CA

Ca Dario Montecito

4.7
4.7
417 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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Booked 19 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

Popular dishes

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 417 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
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Great for Lunch

  • California Central Coast

    Italian

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Overall

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Food

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Service

  • Santa Barbara

    Fit for Foodies

  • Santa Barbara

    Hot Spot

  • Santa Barbara

    Great for Lunch

  • Santa Barbara

    Outdoor Dining

  • Santa Barbara

    Italian

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  1. SW

    StaceyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful Italian restaurant! I would definitely recommend it to others and plan to be a repeat customer!

  2. s

    sbnurse

    Central Coast

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Very good Italian food, not too large servings, which we appreciate. Service was excellent. Food was delicious. Petrale sole is light and flavorful, ravioli with butter and sage was amazing. Tiramisu was light and delicious, big enough to share.

  3. M

    Margaret

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, good service Yes I have talked to friends about it

  4. GF

    GloriaF

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food and service

  5. M

    Mooshie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is AMAZING!!!! And the staff was wonderful….

  6. V

    Victoria

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Authentic Italian food with many options for any palate. Great wine list, just ask for a recommendation if you aren’t sure. Servings are large, they do half sizes if you ask. Will happily return.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What is my all-time go to Restaurants when I come to this area.

  8. MW

    MicheleWQ

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoy eating at Ca Dario, especially this location in Montecito which has a nice outdoor seating area. The staff is friendly and attentive and the food is delicious.

  9. DH

    DennisH

    Central Coast

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love dining at Ca’Dario in Montecito! Never disappointed with our meal choices… always delicious with outstanding service. We’ll return again next week.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food fantastic!

  11. B

    Brewster

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was wonderful. I had the Burrata starter and the spinach fettuccine with bolognese - both were outstanding. Service was also impeccable. I’ll be going back for sure.

  12. KA

    KAS1

    Central Coast

    473 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    473 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good food with extremely attentive service. From hostess to wait staff to manager all work very hard and provide a very nice outdoor dining experience. Tonight we had the branzino and halibut and both were top notch.

  13. MM

    MontecitoMommacita

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best Branzino in town! Reliably great food, friendly fun service, low profile. They work around food no-no's as well, so it's easy to eat "your way" at Ca Dario.

  14. SN

    SNC1

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always enjoy dining at CaDario. Food was delicious, service attentive and caring. Ambience lovely. Can’t wait to come back.

  15. S

    Sarah

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Always a good night & delicious!

  16. DM

    DrMark

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to enjoy outdoor dinner. The hostess, Sarah, was wonderfully accommodating for our sprawling / ever-changing reservation. Wait staff was attentive and the food was delicious. Highly recommend!

  17. GB

    GretaB

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous !! Food exceptional

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    We were there to celebrate our sons 18th birthday and were met with rude inattentive service and even after specifically reminding them it was his birthday when we ordered desserts they failed to put a candle or even the smallest of gestures to make it special.

  19. B

    Busia

    Chicago

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We dined here last year and loved it. Once again, Everything we ordered was prepared perfectly. Absolutely delicious! Excellent service! Wish we lived in the area.

  20. SF

    SantaFe2

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Caesar salad a bit dry and small. Dinner and service very nice. First time here - will return. Not a fan of the Cannoli. Chocolate cake was amazing!

  21. SB

    SBGiGi

    Central Coast

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Ca'Dario in Montecito was, as usual, wonderful! I wanted eggplant parmigiana and they only had it as an appetizer... but the waiter suggested they could just double it up and make it a main course! I'm so glad I asked, because it was fabulous!!! My two friends both had the same pasta dish and they said it was delicious. Service very nice, although we had to ask for a second glass of wine... would have been nice to have had this recognized before we had to ask.

  22. SD

    StevenD

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    EPIC FOOD!

  23. DR

    DianaR

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    I have been living in Montecito for 15+ years. I am a regular here. I’ve introduced many people to the restaurant. I know the developer. The food consistency is great but I have a few comments that might help the restaurant. The waiters often don’t take notes and therefore often make errors. The regular manager, while very nice is somewhat robotic and actually came to our table after 90 minutes and said it was time to go. I had out of state visitors and that was jarring. I’ve never seen this happen in this town. Further, they (waitress, servers, manager) make no effort to recognize the visitors as regulars. There’s no “welcome back, “ or “nice to see you again,” which is not typical in this town where most workers remember the regulars. It’s a small town and those kind of gestures make it special. Hoping to see a warmer vibe in the future.

  24. b

    bigeater

    Central Coast

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    An incredible evening inside for a change. We still prefer outside dining but the bonus this time was seeing a Hollywood star and meeting very interesting people at the next table. We eat here often and are never disappointed!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    First time dining at Ca Dario in Montecito, and we appreciated the generous legroom and distance between tables as compared to the downtown location. As always, the food was exceptional, and the service was excellent.

  26. C

    Chef310

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Our server was very attentive but didn’t hover. It was a busy night but everything seemed to run smoothly. Three different entrées—(pastas, mussels) all were delicious. Highly recommend

  27. A

    Annie

    Baltimore

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Everything was great except the eye-roll from the server when I asked for half the usual amount of salad dressing. My salad had no dressing at all on it when it was served.

  28. L

    Lilly

    Central Coast

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    We have been eating at Ca Dario’s for many years and have been going to the Montecito location for the past year because of their outdoor patio. Normally the food, service etc… is great but last night was an an off night. The service was great as always but the vegetables that came with the fish special were over cooked and the portions were tiny. The fish was okay but only lukewarm when served.

  29. M

    Marsha

    Central Coast

    189 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    189 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The setting could be improved by enclosing the outdoor area (it rained and people had to move their tables) or at least having a roof cover it. Otherwise, we had a lovely time with good friends, good food and service. The menu gave a lot of choices.

  30. LS

    LisaS

    Los Angeles

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We had such a nice lunch here. The pizza was excellent. The artichoke was delicious. My only not e would be that the lettuce was a bit browning on the edge for the Caesar but probably just an over site. I would definitely go back again.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Very good food and great service

  32. B

    Bobo

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Remains a longtime favorite-first time to this new location. Loved the outdoor seating, allowing for fascinating people + vehicle watching. The spinach salad with pancetta and the raviolis in brown butter never fail to bring joy and awe. So well done, for so many years. Bravo!

  33. CJ

    CJaney

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our dinners at Ca’ Dario were delicious and the service outstanding. We enjoyed the Branzino, Lasagne, eggplant parmesan and the steak frites. The wines were very good and the pour by the glass was generous. I would highly recommend Ca ‘Dario for a wonderful dining experience in Montecito!

  34. R

    Robert

    Orange County

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place!!! Delicious food, great wine selection. The staff is wonderful and ready to answer any questions you have about food or wine selections. This is a must place for us to dine when we are in the area.

  35. DH

    DavidH

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great outdoor setting, with tasty food, varied menu and excellent service

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding cuisine, enjoyed every bite. Service was much more professional than you might expect as Ça Dario is an unassuming locals joint, yet still friendly and efficient, never left wanting for anything and the meal was perfectly paced. A fabulous outdoor dining terrace in front but we were lucky enough to get one of the booths inside, which made for a romantic night of great conversation, food and wine. A+, can’t wait to go back.

  37. T

    Tinadb

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Always great

  38. MM

    MenuMaven

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1

    Had no indoor dining so we took outdoor knowing there was a full canopy and heaters. Got there and the canopies were gone and it was cold and windy. The heaters were unable to do much good. We cut our meal short and left. $180 for a party of 3 with a couple of beers to freeze is not up to standard. I'll wait til the weather gets better. It would be nice to have put up a warning on the app about the outdoor dining issue.

  39. JM

    JanettM

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, amazing staff, appreciate them for being very kind to my little one. Even thought she was serenading the staff (crying her lungs out) they didn’t seem to mind haha. But overall amazing time with sweet staff.

  40. MJ

    MontecitoJoe

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had one of our best meals ever last night at Ca Dario. Sabrina took really good care of us. She really knows her wine! We loved her recommendations for really good wines by the glass. I had the Veal Chop and I have to say it was one of the best I've ever had. My wife had the ravioli and it was excellent as well. We also had the octopus salad to start -- fantastic. Again, we were really impressed with Sabrina -- just great knowledge and great attitude. We'll be back soon!

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 417 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 19 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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