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Chase Restaurant, Santa Barbara, CA

Chase Restaurant

4.6
4.6
759 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Chase Restaurant, a Santa Barbara institution since 1979, is conveniently located at 1012 State Street in the Theater district and showcases a classic elegant Italian décor with an intimate interior bar and an outside patio with high top seating overlooking State Street. Chase Restaurant features the finest meat, seafood and pasta dishes, as well as traditional Italian desserts. Signature dishes include Chicken Piccata served with Fettuccini Alfredo, Eggplant Parmigiana, Veal Valle de Ostra, Penne Carbonara and many more. This warm, romantic Italian restaurant offers a global wine list boasting many Santa Barbara wines which are curated to pair with the bold, rich flavors of classic Italian fare. Custom cocktails featuring spirits blended with seasonal ingredients as well as Italian and craft beer are offered as well. There is free parking in the rear of the restaurant off Anacapa Street.


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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (805) 965-4351
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Private party facilities
    Up to 70 people.
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Barbara
  • Cross street
    Carrillo St.
  • Parking details
    We have a public parking lot located directly behind our building just off Anacapa St. 75min complimentary parking.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 759 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Santa Barbara

    Great for brunch

  • Santa Barbara

    Good for groups

  • Santa Barbara

    Lively

  • Santa Barbara

    Italian

759 Reviews
  1. GHansen

    Seattle

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was superb. We were on the road so not easy to take leftovers. I definately would have if I was at home. I don't normally do that. Gina went above and beyond to get my drink correct. Bottom line, she got worked very hard to make me happy....she did. Thanks Gina

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  2. Angie

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Its been a long time since I have been back to dine here. Never fails, food was delish ! Brought my grand-daughter, she's never been and loved it, can't stop talking about her dish, Chicken Marsela - sauce and chicken perfectly cooked. I had the Capelini Pasta - very flavorable. Definitely will be back when in town again. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience. 🫰

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    An established restaurant in SB with a great atmosphere, food and place to gather with people you like. Carly our server was terrific though out our entire evening

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  4. JamesT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Italian food. Good service. Nice place.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and the food was yummy! Would definitely visit again

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  6. Marsha

    Central Coast

    213 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    213 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoy this place, but have had sometimes great food, sometimes not so great! We now go there for the Fettucine Alfredo, which is the best we've ever had. Also the bruschetta is wonderful. The Caesar salad is very good and the chicken marsala as well. Never the flatbread!

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  7. JohnP

    Tahoe

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and ambience were good. The lacking was in the service. Once seated with menus we promptly were delivered waters. After that we sat patiently conversing for at least 25 minutes until a neighboring table asked if we had seen our server. We were told that they had also been seated and forgotten and had to alert the host before they were assigned a server. After getting a server the service was good (with the exception of never being offered refills of ice tea or water or asked if we might like to order another glass of wine). It was not especially busy. When trying to pay our tab there was a “computer glitch” and they were unable to process our credit card payment for over 15 minutes. We were seated timely at 6:45 and left a little after 9:00. Good thing we had great company and nowhere in particular to go!

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  8. Alan

    Philadelphia

    64 reviews

    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite Italian place in the area. Great food. Great service. Great location!

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  9. DAnn

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was very good! Food was good but for the price of the entrees, I feel there could at least be bread served. Very basic. Cannolis were good!

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  10. Jackson

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, service exceptional, and the ambiance perfect. We would highly recommend Chase Restaurant.

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  11. LoriH

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cocktails were a bit pricey (and I’m from Napa where nothing is cheap), and the food was good. My husband had the lasagna, and I had the pumpkin ravioli. Both were very tasty, but not the best. But the hostess, waitstaff, even the diners around us were most enjoyable and the service was excellent! Definitely good enough that we would certainly go back next time we are in Santa Barbara!

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  12. Delicious

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu, great food, great price. A+. Loved it.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place revived and now thriving under new owner George Bitar. Highly recommended

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  14. Marsha

    Central Coast

    213 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    213 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were four people and of the four, only two were happy with their entrees. The appetizers of bruschetta and deep fried ravioli were excellent, but the flatbread was burned and the chicken parmesan was not great. My veal Milanese was good and the fettucine Alfredo was excellent. For Italian ambiance and feel, the place is great.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food with even better service!! Sat outside with heaters and had a nice dining experience.

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  16. FoodLover

    San Francisco

    80 reviews

    2.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was just ok. We shared calamari steak and had a pasta side with marinara. Just average flavor. There weren’t a lot of diners in the restaurant while other Italian restaurants we looked at were much busier. Service was curt. She didn’t do anything wrong, she just seemed to want to move on as quickly as possible, not taking time to engage.

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  17. AnnetteD

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and the service was great! Was nice to see how the kitchen was running smoothly as we left though the back exit! Will go back!💛💛

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  18. Pastalover

    San Francisco

    216 reviews

    4.0

    216 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good menu with nice variety. Wines by the glass are pretty skimpy, and not very well described (Barbera from "Italy," for example). The restaurant charges 3% to use a credit card; who does that anymore?

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  19. Carrie

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service, and ambiance. We loved this place.

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  20. Bmonk

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a very good meal, great waiter Nick. Love this restaurant!

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  21. Jean

    Central Coast

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m a long time happy Chase customer. That’s why I’m sad/mad about what happened last night. We made reservations for an early dinner at six o’clock, arrived on time, and we two elderly women were seated after about five minutes. Fine. Enjoyed our dinner and wine. Our table for two was at the rear of the restaurant between two large booths each containing many diners. We finished our main course but were still drinking our wine and having our dessert when the waiter brought our check. We signed it, giving a 20% tip. Shortly thereafter, while we were still enjoying the last of our wine, the waiter approached us saying he hoped we would vacate our table as there were persons “with reservations” who needed our table! He was kicking us out! Of course, nothing was said to or about the neighboring tables full of people. I plan to call management and discuss the situation.

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  22. ScotD

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, food, experience. Parking is a pain unless you know your way around SB

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    No soup although on the menu. Server failed to respond to 2 request ( heater/ brand of beer)

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  24. clorud

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent dinner party and enjoyed our evening. We will definitely be back!.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been coming to this restaurant since I was a child. The best eggplant Parmesan ever.

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  26. MotoBella

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    1) Love how easy it is to make reservations with Open Table, so thanks for the option! 2) It was a Tues eve and kind of early, so the place only had a couple people, but more rolled in as the eve went on. Music was great, not too loud, so our party of 5 could hear while talking to each other over the table. 3) Luis was our server and he was fabulous! Prompt and friendly with our drink orders, appetizers and main dishes. 4) The food is fresh and delicious - hands down (up?) they serve my very favorite chicken piccata & fettuccine alfredo - it is così buono!!! The others all loved their meals as well, and if it's your thing, absolutely don't miss the brussel sprout appetizer! The new owners have done a great job bringing the place up to date w/out losing an ounce of it's historic charm. Staff is friendly and accommodating from the front door all the way to the kitchen. Kudos all around and we'll definitely be back soon.

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  27. Charliem

    Greater Boston

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visiting the area and this place came highly recommended. Food and service was excellent. Steak was cooked perfectly. Really enjoy the location

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  28. ChrisJ

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best fettuccini alfredo ever!! Excellent food and service.

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  29. hammertime

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A bustling and friendly restaurant with gorgeous Italian food. Bring a hearty appetite!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great time!! Thank you for always being consistent😊

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  31. DocB

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A traditional Italian themed restaurant. As an infrequent alcohol consumer I found speciality drinks a bit pricy but there was no skimping on the alcohol content. We four guests all enjoyed our meals. Server was attentive. We finished with spumoni ice cream. We have added this to our list of restaurant choices.

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  32. LynneH

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food & attentive service. Chase is our favorite restaurant on State Street!

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  33. Melly

    Palm Springs

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the vibe, food and service Will definitely be back

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  34. PattiW

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful evening at the Chase. The service was fantastic . Food was delicious !

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  35. RonY

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the first time we have visited your restaurant and was referred to you by a friend who raved about your food. You did not disappoint. Service was beyond good. Food was fresh and delicious. We will definitely be back.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and a lovely authentic Italian restaurant.

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  37. KARENP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and atmosphere. Drinks were good too.

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  38. Bmarch

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great festive atmosphere food was really good, as was service. Prices seem a bit higher than I remember, but that’s everywhere . Really enjoyed it.

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  39. RickC

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I'm not a longtime diner at Chase and I note many reviews compare current to prior food, drinks, service, many of those things not measuring up to history. I find the ambiance festive and the staff service good. I like the food but have no yardstick to measure against olden times. Prices are what prices are. It's a fun place to share a meal.

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  40. TerryQ

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service... Outside dining was great

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FAQs

Chase Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 965-4351.

Chase Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 759 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Chase Restaurant

1012 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Carrillo St.
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Barbara
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We have a public parking lot located directly behind our building just off Anacapa St. 75min complimentary parking.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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