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Caruso's -  Rosewood Miramar Beach, Montecito, CA

Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar Beach

4.5
4.5
259 Reviews
$50 and over
Californian
Caruso’s oceanfront restaurant features al fresco seating over the sand alongside a stylish and sparkling interior with unmatched views of the Pacific Ocean. At Caruso’s, Chef Massimo introduces a taste of Southern Italy to coastal Montecito through signature dishes that utilize the highest-quality ingredients sourced from neighboring farmers, fisherman and ranchers.

To enhance the experience for our guests, we kindly ask that all diners adhere to a Business Casual dress code. We therefore suggest collared shirts for gentlemen. We consider hats, shorts, overly provocative clothing, and flip-flops too informal. Thank you for helping us provide an exceptional dining experience.

For parties of 6 or more, a prix fixe menu is required including a minimum spending per person. Please call 805 900 8388 to request more information.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Montecito

  • Parking details

    Enjoy complimentary valet parking nightly.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 259 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. SM

    SteveM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service, great food, fantastic setting right on the coast. Price is not for the bashful, but a great special occasion venue.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely spectacular dinner from start to finish! Ambience, food, service all wonderful. We will be back!!

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on July 6, 2020Hello My Friend, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. We are humbled from your kind words and glad that you enjoyed the experience. Hopefully we will see you soon at the Restaurant. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  3. F

    Foodies

    Orange County

    221 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    221 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We enjoyed dining here. The tomato and mozzarella salad was great, halibut and filet were also quite good. The cheesecake was great, too. The service was excellent. The food was all very good. We did find the kid’s menu to be overpriced at $25 per entree, without even a drink or dessert included.

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on July 1, 2020Hello Foodies, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. I am happy that you enjoyed the experience and disappointed that you found the child menu not being suitable. We priced the children menu about half of our regular menu because we are not differentiate neither in portion or quality. We use exactly the same ingredients and preparation. I will be happy to welcome you back anytime and offer a round of drinks on the Chef's Tab if you allow me. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  4. N

    Nick

    Central Coast

    117 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We waited three long months for Caruso's to reopen. It was well worth the wait. I didn't think they could improve, because it was already the best restaurant in Santa Barbara, but our meal Saturday night was the best we've ever had there. From the moment we sat down everything was fabulous. The ambiance (what restaurant can beat being right on the beach?). The service was impeccable. And the food was incredible. But the dessert, which is usually the only negative I've ever given the restaurant was the best course of the meal. When you go, do yourself a favor, and order the shortbread strawberry tart. Indescribably delicious. The strawberries were celestial.

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on June 17, 2020Hello Nick, Grazie mille for visiting Caruso's We are humbled from you kind words and certainly we will share with the team. Would love to meet you personally next time. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  5. SS

    StephanieS

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great location; food was OK but not so awesome you want to come back right away for it; lamb ragu and filet mignon were the best things we tried :)

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on June 10, 2020Hello Stephanie, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. I am glad that you enjoyed the Fusilloni with Sonoma Lamb and the Filet and disappointed that your experience was not exceptional overall. Would love to learn more about it. Please contact me directly at the Resort E mail. I will be honored to have you back and personally prepare the dishes for you. I look forward to hearing from you. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  6. F

    Fabulous

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every minute at Caruso’s is a joy! As if you are on the deck of a ship. Elegant and easy, rain or shine. Fabulous food and cocktails, thoughtful service, gracious vibe.

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on June 6, 2020Hello Fabulous, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. We are humbled from your kind words and surely we will share with the team. I hope to see you soon back at the Restaurant. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  7. RL

    RalphL

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best experience ever....Cocktails are way too expensive and very small with tons of ice...but the pasta was fantastic....Oysters were beautifully done....GO Miramar!!!

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on June 5, 2020Hello Ralph, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. I am glad that you enjoyed the experience and particularly the pasta. Would love to offer you a round of drinks your next visit. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  8. MS

    MichaelS

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Danny was exceptional. We have spent four nights at the Miramar and have enjoyed all of them but tonight was the best. The menu presentation of food was worthy of a Michelin star and we cannot wait to return.

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on March 10, 2020Hello My Friend, Grazie Mille for joining us at Caruso's. We are so glad that you enjoyed the experience and humbled for your kind words. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly thru the Resort e mail for your next reservation. We look forward to hearing from you. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  9. s

    steve

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Disappointed. Food was very good but not worth the price. Worst was the bleeding through of the ego of "Chef". The long story of "Chef" (yes that's how the staff referred to him) was given to us even though it was clear we weren't interested his entire life's story. We asked for some bread and were told it comes when the menus are taken and that you must order everything you want at the same time. What? For over $100 per person bring the bread when we want it! Ego instead of customer service --not a good thing.

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on March 10, 2020Hello Steve, Thank you very much for dining with us. Please accept my sincere apologies if you perceived the service intrusive. The team is very passionate about the program and at times can be overwhelming. I would love to invite you back if you give us the opportunity. We have an incredible group of individuals that surely will be able to take care of you. Please do not hesitate to contact me thru the Resort E Mail. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional experience Food terrific Best pastas have had in a long time Maitre d William went out of his way Ambience just stunning A special restaurant

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on March 8, 2020Hello my Friend, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience and cannot wait to welcome you back. I will make sure to recognize the team that delivers the experience every day! Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  11. DF

    DonaldF

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Terrific location above the beach, with outdoor seating overlooking the ocean. The service was very welcoming and efficient, unique cocktails, and excellent quality food. Extensive wine list with vintage wines from around the world. Just be prepared to spend a small fortune - hundreds of dollars per person with cocktails and a "mid-priced" bottle of wine from their list.

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on March 1, 2020Hello Donald, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. I am glad that you enjoyed the experience and cannot wait to welcome you back however I am disappointed the way how you perceived the value. We are using premium spirits and liquor and have a cutting edge mixology program. Would love to take care personally next time. Please e mail me directly thru teh resort mail. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  12. JK

    JKTK

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    Stunning setting on the Pacific Ocean. It really is the American Riviera!

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on February 27, 2020Hello JKTK, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. Please accept my apologies if the food was not to your liking. Would love to invite you back if you allow me. You can contact me directly thru the Resor e mail. I look forward to hearing from you. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  13. RL

    RobertL

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Of course it's expensive, it's truly a fine dining experience at its best. Food and service were both impeccable. When we arrived by Uber to the Hotel Resort and asked how to get to Caruso's we were told, "Through the lobby, then cross the living room, down the stairs to the lawn at the end you will cross the railroad tracks, then down another set of stairs to the beach. You can't miss it." Just as we sat for dinner on the beachfront, the sound of the train came through behind us. Superb experience!

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on February 26, 2020Hello Robert, Grazie mille for visiting Caruso's and for your kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed the experience and cannot wait to welcome you back. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly thru the Resort E mail. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  14. A

    Alan

    Boise

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding restaurant. Everything was perfect!

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on February 27, 2020Hello Garloin, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience and cannot wait to welcome you back. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly thru the resort e mail for reservation. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  15. d

    dbib

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and a wonderful evening. It truly is the top restaurant in Santa Barbara for food, service, ambience , and overall experience.

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on February 24, 2020Hello Dbib, Thank you very much for joining us for dinner. We are humbled from your kind words we will certainly share with the team. Please let me know next time you want have dinner with us I would love to personally take care of you. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  16. CD

    ChrisD

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great atmosphere, great service! What more can I say.

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on February 24, 2020Hello Chris, Thank you very much for your kind note public and private. The team is the one delivers the experience and we are so glad to have such a group of professionals with us. I would love to take care of you personally the next visit so please do not hesitate to contact me directly thru teh Resort E mail. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  17. R

    Runaway99

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Really nice try. Pretty perfect location, very good menu and wine list. Steak was under-cooked, mashed potatoes almost cold. Overall good experience but they miss the bullseye.

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on February 23, 2020Hello Runaway 99, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. Please accept my apologies if the the food was not prepared up to standard. I would love to invite you back if you allow me so I can personally take care of you. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly thru the Resort E mail. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  18. c

    cynemox

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Caruso's has a casually elegant ambience with beautiful interior design and the Pacific Ocean 'right there.' Food is very good, and the service excellent. Pricey, yes. Yet a lovely addition to the Santa Barbara dining scene.

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on February 28, 2020Hello Cynenox, Thank you very much for dining with us at Caruso's. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly via the resort e mail for your next reservation, I would love to take of you personally. Warm regards, Chef Massimo

  19. G

    Gammie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about our dinner at Caruso’s. Our waiter was especially great... helpful and friendly. What one would hope to find in every restaurant.

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on February 24, 2020Hello Gammie, Grazie mille for visiting us. Would love to have your name or the waiter name so I can recognize him properly. We can't wait to welcome you back. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  20. CJ

    CandyJ

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants we've every enjoyed from service to food quality and ambience. The best!

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on February 24, 2020Hello Candy, Grazie Mille for being with us at dinner. We are so glad that you enjoyed the experience and humbled from your kind words. I can't wait to welcome you back at Caruso's. Please contact me directly at the Resort e Mail. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  21. S

    Swhitegal

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was great as well as the ambiance. The service started out excellent however after we received our main course we felt a bit deserted. It took a while to get the dessert menu as well as our bill.

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on February 23, 2020Hello Swhitegal, Grazie Mille for visiting Caruso's. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience overall and somehow disappointed that we could not keep up to the end. Would love to have you back and have some drinks together. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly thru the resort e mail. Best Chef Massimo

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Waiter was inexperienced. Discouraged us from ordering the special. Sat us at a table with no view at an empty restaurant. Average food for mediocre meal. Lovely facilities fabulous view! Please work to match the view and scenery.

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on February 20, 2020Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting Caruso's. Please accept my sincere apologies if the experience was not up to your expectation. While I respect your willing to be anonymous I will really appreciate if you could reach out directly to me thru the Resort e mail, Would love to invite you back. I look forward to hearing from you. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  23. l

    larsand

    Los Angeles

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We got off to a slow start when the host, speaking to a waitress, said he couldn't seat us until the hostess came back. After at least 4 minutes, we told him that we didn't feel like standing around any more, so he grudgingly sat us. It was 45 degrees that night. We asked where the warmest table was and they said, "outside under the heaters!" because the inside had no heaters and a very large opening letting all of the cold air in. After that, things went great. Delicious food, and when we told them it was our anniversary, they offered us a special treat.

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on February 17, 2020Hello Larsand, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. I am glad that you enjoyed the food and that you choose us to celebrate your anniversary. Please accept my sincere apologies for your poor interaction with our host, we will certainly look into further. I would love to welcome you back soon; you can contact me directly at the Resort e mail. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  24. AA

    AndreaA

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food not as great as expected and all of the local hype. Service was good. No one can argue with the ambience. Difficult to find from lobby. Limited signage that we could see at night. Manor bar cocktails took a long time to make and were weak/diluted.

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on February 21, 2020Hello Andrea, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso especially for a special occasion. Please accept my sincere apologies if the experience was not exceptional. Would love to invite you back as my guest and personally take care of you. Please contact me directly thru the Resort e-Mail I look forward to hearing from you. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great foods made with fresh local ingredients. Our server was very attentive, and we had a chance to meet chef jacopos at our table, he explained about the dishes professionally. Great atomosphere as well with a view. I would like to visit Caruso’s again soon.

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on February 12, 2020Hello My Friend Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience and that you got to meet Chef Jacopo. He is a talented Chef that put his hearth in the kitchen. We can't wait to welcome you back. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  26. DD

    DavidD

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    No elevator service for handicap. Construction. Dinner was superb but very pricey

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on February 14, 2020Hello David, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. Please accept my apologies if there was some miscommunication on Special Abilities accessibility. We do have an Elevator right in front of the restaurant as well we offer transportation from the lobby. I would love to have more feedback if you could share directly to the resort e mail. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous view ambiance and food.

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on February 12, 2020Hello My Friend Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience and cannot wait to welcome you back. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  28. MR

    MelindaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful brunch, watching the dolphins, a great way to celebrate any occasion or just for a treat. Hostess letticia will welcome you like a friend. Lovely in all categories!

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on February 11, 2020Hello Melinda, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. We are so glad that you enjoyed the experience and so happy that you recognized Leticia! She is a rockstar! Can't wait to welcome you back. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  29. m

    mrsshooty

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carusos was amazing in everyway. The location, ambiance and décor is beyond stunning. We enjoyed drinks upstairs at the al fresco bar that overlooks the pacific, even though chilly they provided blankets and heaters so it was absolutely dreamy. I had the plant based tasting menu and was amazed by every course. Their bread was an delightful addition. My husband couldn't stop talking about the Bouillabaisse, he is a Frutti del Mare kind of guy and he proclaimed this is one of the best he has had. He also had a Roman pie that was huge and had a ton of prosciutto, I tasted the bread and it was simply delectable. We were both absolutely stuffed when the dessert and limoncello came out. All in all for around $200, including local wine, it was an ideal anniversary dinner and we felt for the quality of food and ambiance it was well worth it. The service was super attentive and we felt Michelin stars could easily be hung on this establishment.

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on February 8, 2020Hello Mrs Hooty, Grazie Mille for visiting Caruso's. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience and truly humbled from your feedback. We will certainly share your feedback with the team. Please do not hesitate to contact me for future reservation directly thru the Resort E mail. I look forward to hearing from you. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great setting, had an excellent Pinot from Ted Lemon. Really enjoyed the setting & experience. Will definitely be back!

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on February 3, 2020Hello my Friend, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience. We will certainly share it with the team. I look forward to welcome you back soon. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  31. ME

    MikeE

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Ambiance on the ocean was outstanding; service attentive, friendly and professional. Chef was extremely polite with the small issue with one dish. But we will definitely return.

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on February 1, 2020Hello Mike, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's I am glad that you enjoyed the experience and that you have the opportunity to meet Chef Jacopo. We can't wait to welcome you back. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly to the Resort e mail. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  32. LD

    LDSDining

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Substantial improvements in Service needed. Waiter arrogant, inattentive and generally unhelpful. Go to instead to Four Seasons or San Ysidro Ranch.

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on February 1, 2020Hello Lds Dining, Grazie mille for visiting Caruso's. Please accept my sincere apologies if the service level was not up to standard during your visit and your experience was not exceptional. Please allow me to invite you back, I would love to personally take care of you and gain your trust back. Do not hesitate to contact me thru the resort e mail. I look forward to hearing from you. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  33. P

    Pearly

    Central Coast

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite property in a beautiful setting...Caruso's Sunday brunch was delightful. Interesting menu, friendly and helpful service--we'll be back!

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on January 30, 2020Hello Pearly, Grazie mille for joining us for Brunch. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience. We look forward to welcome you back. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pricey but swell.

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on January 28, 2020Hello My Friend Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. I am glad that you enjoyed the experience although I am disappointed that you found the value to be not up to your expectation. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly thru the resort e mail I would love to take of you your next visit. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing! Just go you won’t regret it!

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on January 29, 2020Hello My Friend, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience and cannot wait to welcome you back. We will certainly share your feedback with the team. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  36. MR

    MaureenR

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    UPDATE ON REVIEW OF CARUSO'S : Last week I wrote a review critic of service at Caruso's. As a result of that review my on going experiences with Caruso's has been nothing but brilliant! First, within 12 hours Chef Massimo contacted me and discussed the issues with our latest visit and accepted praise for our prior visits. Our return trip on Saturday Jan 24th for my friend's mom's 87th birthday was outstanding. We were seated immediately and enjoyed a flawless outstanding dining experience. Alejandro, our main waiter, provided outstanding service, similar to what we had enjoyed in previous visits. We met the chef after he returned from the Farmer's Market: yep, that's how fresh the food is! Chef Massimo and his staff are determined to have provide the best experience, and my opinion they are on course to be the best So Cal restaurant! Oh yeah, and the food? .... a subject for next ultimate star review!

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on January 28, 2020Hello Maureen. What I great pleasure meeting you in person and have the fun to take of you in a such of special day. To be honest we have got some help from the exceptional Montecito coast weather last Saturday. I look forward to see you again in Caruso's. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  37. PM

    PattyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our experience at Caruso’s was fantastic. The setting and ambiance were the first things we noticed as we arrived, and I can honestly say I don’t think I’ve been to a more beautiful restaurant with a more beautiful setting. It was truly stunning. The wait staff were warm and engaging; they were helpful but not intrusive. Our primary server provided us with a delicious wine recommendation to suit our tastes, which we enjoyed throughout our meal. We were expecting phenomenal food, and the chef delivered! From the first to second and third courses, each dish we had introduced a new and different set of delicately balanced, complimentary and often pleasantly surprising flavors which entertained our tastebuds from start to finish. Standouts (to me) were the roasted beet salad, Cavil e Pepe pasta (probably the best I’ve had), and the black cod. Overall our experience at Caruso’s was sumptuously decadent, and we can’t wait for the opportunity to go back.

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on February 3, 2020Hello Patty, Grazie mille for visiting Caruso's The team is honestly humbled from your feedback. The Chefs are taking lots of pride for what they put on the plate and your experience shows it. We are proud to support local farmers, fishermen and ranchers. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly for your next visit thru the Resort E Mail. I look forward to hearing from you. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  38. I

    Italian

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant, a true experience from the food, wait staff to the chef to the whole presentation. We will definitely be back!

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on January 21, 2020Hello Italian, Grazie Mille for visiting Caruso's. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience and humbled from your feedback. We will certainly share with the team and cannot wait to welcome you back at the Restaurant. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  39. DF

    DavidF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great. Awesome location. Food was great, especially the crab Benedict . Alejandro, the waiter was really on top of it. The concierge up front at the hotel was extremely helpful .

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on January 14, 2020Hello David, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. We are so happy that you enjoyed the experience, surely we will share your feedback with Alejandro. Can't wait to welcome you back again. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

  40. MR

    MaureenR

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall3food2service1ambience5
    Having visited Caruso's for brunch 4 times since Nov 15, I have had very different experiences: Most were excellent and I raved about the beauty, atmosphere and service. Small issues (like the food not being hot) were always outweighed by the excellence of the staff creating a special experience. We shifted from brunch at Geoffry's in Malibu to Caruso's as our favorite place. Among things I liked was the fabulous service, the BEST coffee, the complimentary glass of bubbly and how Caruso's made special occasions SPECIAL! However, the last experience, on Jan 12, 2020, the service was unforgivable! There were 6 of us there for a birthday and post holiday girls' day. The waiter was arrogant, dismissive, and argumentative. He was clearly irritated with our menu questions, insisting we were mistaken about past menu items and experiences. Although he plopped down some cold pastries, half or our party didn't even get coffee until well after the meals arrived, with refills provided only after several requests. Drink orders were never taken (and later dessert was not offered) . A party member was corrected by him for using the "wrong fork", (which was the only fork she had been given prior to the serving of the food). To argue with customers in front of others is so unacceptable. At the end (no mention of our special birthday) we put our credit cards out, and the receipts had a line to add the tip even though it had been included. CARUSO's, YOU ARE BETTER THAN THAT! I actually like when the tip is included and think it's fair for large parties, but it needs to be clear on the receipts. The automatic 20% tip could explain why the service was so subpar? We will go again because throughout the hotel the service is so lovely.

    Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar BeachResponded on January 24, 2020Hello Maureen, Grazie Mille for being a loyal guest and for supporting us. I am deeply disappointed that we delivered such a poor experience and your feedback is disconcerting. We will certainly follow up within the team. I would love to invite you back if allow us. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly thru the Resort E mail. I look forward to hearing from you. Warm Regards, Chef Massimo

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • 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

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Montecito

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Enjoy complimentary valet parking nightly.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Massimo Falsini

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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