Caruso's - Rosewood Miramar Beach
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. Menu highlights include starters such as Santa Barbara Farmer’s Market Salad, Hand-pulled Burrata and Baja Kampachi Crudo; homemade pastas range from the chef’s signature Carbonara to Uni Tagliolini; and main courses include Pan Roasted Petrale Sole and Grass-fed Watkins Ranch Filet.
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.
The service was impeccable and the beach ambiance soothing. We had a table outside overlooking the quiet beach. I had a fabulous made to order cosmopolitan before dinner. My husband had the beet salad and the duck which he said was exceptional. I had the delicious peach and tomato gazpacho and the pasta with bolognese. We would go back to Caruso’s in a heartbeat!
Hello Rock, Thank you very much for the kind words. I am glad that you enjoyed your time in the Restaurant. Please contact me directly next time so I can prepare something special for you. Best Regards, Chef Massimo
Anniversary dinner. Poor bar experience before dinner. Had to flag down waiter to get drinks. No pre dinner nuts etc. as we noticed other bar patrons receiving. Dinner was very mediocre - salad boring- chicken dish dry and not imaginative, salmon dinner good but not great. 200.00+ for marginal experience. Won’t be back soon.
Also- the menu has so many cryptic descriptions it’s difficult to know what the hell you are ordering.
Hello Zacker, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. Please accept my sincere apologies for the poor experience you had with us. Reading your review I can surely tell that your dishes were not prepared to standard and surely the service was not what we are delivering in Caruso'. I would love to invite you back and take personally care of you. Please reach out to me thru the Resort e-mail. I hope to hear from you soon. Best Regards, Chef Massimo
We celebrated my wife's birthday at Caruso's. We toured the gorgeous grounds, crossed the tracks, and sat for a half hour with drinks at the bar above the restaurant. Then we went down to our reservation. Because we hadn't specified inside or outside, we were seated outside where it was a bit too cool for our taste. The hostess asked us to sit at a temporary table while she investigated whether we could be seated indoors. We decided to accept outdoor seating at a table more centrally located with a heater nearby. Things turned out
well. The food was delicious. The pastas were different from what one mostly finds locally. The experience was worth the high cost, but not enough to eat there often.
Hello Ljsp, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso' s> I am glad that you found the food delicious and you mostly enjoyed the experience. I am disappointed that you did not find Caruso's as an everyday restaurant because that's what we are aiming to be. Please e mail me directly at the Resort e mail and I will be honored to invite you back and personally take care of you. Best Regards, Chef Massimo
Enjoyed the meal. Service was very good. A bit too noisy, with waiters brushing by our table fairly often.
Beautiful grounds and spectacular 5 star service
Unbelievable! Can’t wait to return
Hello Eric, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's I am glad that you enjoyed the experience. Please ask for the Chef next time i will be happy to take of you personally. Best Regards, Chef Massimo
The food was amazing! Our waiter and the entire team were excellent! Definitely highly recommend.this fabulous restaurant.
Hello, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso'. I am so happy that you found the food delicious. I look forward to see you again in the Restaurant Best Regards,, Chef Massimo
My wife complained her salmon was dry. I found the chapino broth too acid. Our two guests enjoyed their steaks. Noise level was so high conversation was difficult. We prefer the Stonehouse and Lucky's.
Hello Don, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. Please accept my sincere apologies for you poor experience. Certainly the dishes were not prepared to standard. Feedback like yours are very important to us. I would love to have you back if you give us the opportunity. Please email on the resort mail to contact me directly. Best regards, Chef Massimo
Excellent food and ambiance. Beautiful property through and through. Wonderful thrill to meet Mr. Caruso at the property along with Dodge.
We explained to the waiter that we would be ordering several things and that we wanted to share everything. The salad with grilled avocado was better than we were expecting. Next was risotto with crab. It was the best risotto that we have ever tasted! However, the main course was also brought to the table at the same time. It would have been nice to have the smaller, tasting plates warm like the serving plates. Cold plates go with salad but not with a hot risotto or halibut. Dessert was excellent and hard to decide which one to try. Caruso's is truly a wonderful place to dine.
Fabulous in every way except one major flaw not relevant to most diners. My husband had leg surgery and needed the golf cart shuttle to and from the restaurant from parking area. It was ordered promptly by considerate staff. 45 minute wait both ways. Staff were upset.
Spectacular view from outside terrace. Heaters did not work.
Otherwise total perfection!
We loved the restaurant
I took my husband to Caruso's for his birthday and we had a wonderful time.
My wife and I had a wonderful experience. The octopus was prepared perfectly as was the Halibut. Audrey our server was very friendly and accommodating. While we did see the chef the manager Aaron stopped by to make sure everything was perfect. Very lovely ambiance and overall a great night out. We will be back!
Hello NYC Foodie, Grazie mille for visiting Caruso's and for your kind words. Would love to see you back and take care of you again. Best Regards, Chef Massimo
This was our second time. In my first review I raved about everything except the dessert. I actually got a response from the Chef. I gave a different dessert a try this time (the baked Alaska) and it was excellent. When you combine the ambience, service and food it is hands down the best restaurant in the Montecito/Santa Barbara area.
Hello Nick, Thank you very much for visiting us again! I am glad that you enjoyed the dessert. Mille Grazie, Chef Massimo
Food and location (ocean view) were amazing. We had brunch there on a beautiful day by the beach. Brand new facilities and the hotel. Only thing that can be improved is the service.
Beautiful - the sun was a bit hot - but that was okay. Food was mostly very good - my lamb was perfect but there was way too much olive oil with the vegetables. Service was a bit slow - but very friendly and helpful.
Interesting that there are no paper covers for the ladies toilets? It would also be nice to have a sign for the restrooms so you don't have to ask where it is.
Overall - I would return again.
Hello Gale P, Thank you very much for joining us for Brunch. I sincerely apologize for your side dish, surely oil seasoning was little over. I would love to welcoming you again and personally take care of you. Best Regards, Chef Massimo
Fantastic views, beautiful cuisine and professional service!
Beautiful ocean setting. The food was fabulous. Great staff..........
Extraordinary dining experience, with the best-of-the-best in service. Truly. Rivals the Hotel du Cap Eden Roc in Antibes, France, which is something to say. We brought our 4 month old daughter with us, and the restaurant staff was notably helpful and accommodating. Great wine selection. Probably one of the best salads we have ever eaten with edible flowers in a beautiful arrangement. Black Cod dish was exceptional. We can't wait to return to the hotel. THOROUGHLY recommend this restaurant, and the hotel.
Grazie Mille Food4Thought. I sincerely humbled from your feedback. Best Regards, Chef Massimo
If ur going to have a dress code for the guests, the hostess should also be presentable; I don’t think dark “khaki” pants fit the bill...the waiter shd be versed in what the menu drinks are all about and the halibut was “dry”!!..
Dear Pulp P Thank you very much for visiting Caruso. Please accept my sincere apologies if the fish was not cooked properly and was perceived dry. I would love to invite you back if you allow me. Please contact me directly thru the Resort e mail. Best Regards, Chef Massimo
Love the ambience and the food at your lovely new restaurant and we brought friends who had not been there before who thoroughly enjoyed it too.
Your staff are outstanding and especially Josh who always welcomes us with incredible grace and warmth and ensures we always have an fabulous time. You have many more staff like Josh that are also absolutely on the ball and attentive to every need. BRAVO!!
The most wonderful brunch ever ! In Santa Monica for the first time, and a friend highly recommended Caruso"s… From our arrival, until the moment we left, we were truly impressed with everything. The view is spectacular, the menu was fabulous, the service impeccable, and the food to die for. A must for any foodie.
Hello Charles G. Grazie mille for visiting Caruso's for Brunch. I am glad to learn that you enjoyed the experience. Would love to see you personally next time. Best regards, Chef Massimo
Fantastic location but food was only ok. Service was good. Waiters professional and attentive.
Dear Friend, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's. I am disappointed that the food was not up to your expectation and I sincerely apologize because that. It will be great to have you back and cook personally for you. We proud ourselves to support local farmers, fishermen and ranchers. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly at the resort e mail. Best Regards, Chef Massimo
The service was stellar! Would enjoy a little more variety in terms of food chouces. Deserts left a bit to be desired. Too much chocolate, not enough variety. Nice choice of free flowing sparkling wine. Overall a nice experience just a bit disappointed in food chouces..
Hello Kathleen, Grazie mille for visiting Caruso's at brunch last Saturday. I am very happy that you enjoyed the experience and our service. Please accept my apologies if you found the sweets offering not per your liking. We are featuring a specialty "Bar Del Cioccolato" during brunch to enhance the decadence of the meal. This goes together with unlimited bubbles and soon to come Bloody Mary bar. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly thru the Resort e mail. Best Regards Chef Massimo
Best that Montecito has to offer!
Worst service I’ve ever had from any establishment ever. Apparently they are on their 3rd turn over in management but no excuses for this. Reservation at 8. Left at the bar till 9:30 while they prepared the table. They were basically empty with plenty of staff. Out of propane, my date was freezing. Food was not on table till 10:00. Sad considering the investment. This was my 3rd attempt.
Dear Friend, Please accept my sincere apologies for your continue bad service experience in Caruso's. I would love to take care of you personally if you will allow us to wait on you again. You can contact me directly at the Resort e mail or please call the business number 805.303.6150 Best Regards Chef Massimo
We enjoyed taking our kids here on a Thursday night - we mostly ordered the fish dishes, which were fantastic and well thought out. The kale Caesar salad is extraordinary and the ambiance almost unbeatable.
liked the food more on the previous nights apetizer great pasta fair dessert great
Hello Donald E. Grazie mille for visiting us again. I am disappointed that you did not enjoy the food like your first visit. Please accept my sincere apologies. Would love to know more about it. Please do not hesitate to contact me I would like to take of you personally your next visit. Best Regards, Chef Massimo
Great place, fantastic food, wonderful ambiance! Server was very knowledgeable and courteous.
Caruso's is the restaurant that exemplifies the MiraMar Beach resort. It is sophisticated, elegant and so well appointed. The staff is attentive, but not overwhelming. The food choices are over the top with an emphasis on local seafood.... And be sure and have Josh recommend the perfect wine to accompany the meal. In all a "to be remembered experience".
Hello Rew Jr Thank you very much for your kind words. We are so happy that you enjoyed Caruso's. Please do not hesitate to contact me any time you would like to come back. Best Regards, Chef Massimo
Everything was great except people at the valet who had dogs on leases. They were not allowing guests to pass freely and made remarks to passers by. Entitled attitudes. Dogs or pets should not be at a luxury resort especially after paying$500 for dinner.
Dear Andrem, Thank you very much for visiting Caruso's, Please accept my apologies if the Valet experience was not up to standard. We proud ourselves to be a pet friendly resort but certainly it is not our intention to disappoint guests. I will communicate the feedback accordingly. Please let me take care of you in your next visit. Best Regards, Chef Massimo
Outstanding friendly and non-intrusive service, something we expected. Placing of the tables makes it feel crowded and not easy to have a private conversation. Food was very good and well prepared, but nothing outstanding, perhaps we need to go back and try more dishes.
Dear Jorge Z, Grazie mille for visiting Caruso's. I am happy that you enjoyed the experience but I am disappointed that you found the food less than exceptional. Please contact me directly your next visit. I will make sure to personally cook for you. Best Regards, Chef Massimo
Absolutely the best restaurant in California. Love this place, love the atmosphere, love the food, love the service. You could not ever ask for a better place to eat. Thank you for such a wonderful evening.
Hello, Grazie mille for visiting Caruso's and for the kind words. Would love to see you next time you are back. Best Regards, Chef Massimo
Yes, amazing experience. One of the best dates I have ever been on!
Now I know what the inside of Rick's yacht must look like. Perhaps the most beautiful interior of a restaurant I have ever seen.
Hello Sharkman, Thank you very much for your kind words and for visiting us in Caruso'. Would love to greet you next time and personally take care of you. Please do not hesitate to contact me thru the Resort E mail. Best Regards, Chef Massimo
Caruso’s sits on one of the finest beaches in Santa Barbara and it’s beautifully on display to diners. We are locals and wanted to give it a try after having watched the years of attempts to redevelop the property. The service was excellent and the food was prepared and plated very nicely. We have absolutely no complaints with the restaurant, rather with many of the diners who were dressed like they had never experienced finer dining. When we commented on this, we were told that the restaurant is preparing to have jackets available for all of those slobs who show up. If the staff is dressed impeccably, diners should respect the beauty and ambiance of the establishment. Highly recommended!
This was our second dinner at the Miramar. This time at the Caruso's.
It's basically the same menu but in a beautiful setting by the sea.
The menu is excellent but kind of limited which makes it less interesting for locals.
The food and the cooking were excellent.
However the service is dismal. They need WAITER TRAINING !!!
The problem is with THE BAR. They don't understand that food and drinks go together.
A lot of potential for improvement !
Hello Jacquess, Thank you very much for visiting us in Caruso'. Please accept my sincere apologies if the service was not up to standard and effected your experience. I hope you will allow us to host you again at the restaurant and make it memorable for you. It is very important for us to receive feedback because it helps us to get better. Best Regards, Chef Massimo
Beautiful location but service poor and grumpy waiter. Food C+
Dear DebC, Grazie mille for visiting Caruso's. Please accept my sincere apologies if your experience was less than memorable in the restaurant. We are striving to produce the best possible meal while supporting local farmer, fisherman and ranchers. I will really appreciate if you could give us the chance to cook for you again. Please mail us at the Resort e mail and I will personally reach back out to you. Best regards, Chef Massimo
We loved our experience of sitting outside closer to the ocean. Our meals were perfect. The ambience was beyond wonderful and our service was great. Loved it!
Hello Cindy, Grazie mille for visiting us and for sharing your kind words. We just try to showcase the bounty of Santa Barbara County and the incredible Ocean in front of us. Hope to see you soon. Best Regards, Chef Massimo