Inspired by the bounty of the sea, the lush farms and abundant vineyards nearby and the cooking methods of Italy, Convivo is a festive gathering place for locals and visitors alike inside the newly-restored Santa Barbara Inn.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
chickpea, pickled rhubarb, tapenade
crostone, cherries, celery, pickled red Fresno, hazelnuts
herbed tehina, chicken skin scratchings, Aleppo chile
Really good food. Enjoyed the outdoor area for dinner.
Great food and excellent service!!
The setting is truly beautiful. The food was not as good as I would have expected. Fig plate appetizer was good. Focaccia was not typical- very tall fluffy white bread with a pesto mushroom. Topping was tasty but the bread (most of the dish) was pretty tasteless. We shared the pesce misto
Which was indeed a mixed bag. Octopus, ahi tuna, and shrimp were tasty. The mussels and clams were over cooked. The highly recommended Santa Barbara halibut had the texture of library paste - disappointing. The service was great and the staff friendly.
Superbly fresh and tasty food and a wonderful location on the terrace outside. So glad we found this place. Staff were also very nice and helpful. Highly recommended.
The food over all was good, not great, but good. I think some of it was a little over the top
A favorite when I want a lovely outdoor spot with friends with a great atmosphere. I can even bring my dog which is a big bonus.
The beef carpaccio and ahi
Fig salad and roasted carrots were delicious. Fantastic wood fired pizza,
Delicious and well balanced flavors. Unique and wonderful.
The place is close to the beach so it’s a nice view, but would not call food exceptional. My pasta was barely warm and that was dissapointing.
An excellent choice, allowing a beautiful view of the harbor, delicious appetizers, cocktails, and entrees.
This was an amazing experience at the outdoor dining area! If you go, make sure to sit outside if the weather is nice. Food was great, service was amazing, and the wine was the BEST!!
The food was very overpriced. My steak was over cooked, under flavored and of cheap meat quality for a $50 steak. My wife got a pasta dish that tasted like craft Mac and cheese. Our waiter was rude and inattentive. Don’t waste your time and money. There are much better options in SB, like McDonalds. Yuck.
Excellent food and ambiance
Creative dishes using fresh, high quality ingredients.
The staff at Convivo is stellar and the food is top notch. We’ve introduced several people to this place because we continue coming back.
This was a lovely outdoor dining experience! When we arrived we sat at the bar to have a drink since we were early! The bartender is so warm and friendly, and made a helpful gin recommendation for my Negroni. The wine pours are very generous and the bar atmosphere is light and airy. We dined outside on the patio and the service continued to be great. The food was delicious especially the ahi tuna appetizer, the corn/avocado salad, and the Margherita pizza! We booked a lunch for our return trip a week later (doing a coast trip to San Diego for a wedding!) We are coming back! Delish!
Nice restaurant with good food. One con, is that each time we ordered drinks the drinks took a bit too long to arrive, however I think this was due to only one bartender for the whole restaurant. I recommend the cosmic cocktail with tequila and mezcal DELICIOUS! Aside from this, our waiter Jessie did everything to make our visit amazing! Next time I am in town I will be sure to stop by again. :) Thanks Jessie!
Dishes are delicious and unique. We had a fig and burrata salad with crispy Brussels sprouts leaves followed by a fresh peach crispy prosciutto pizza. Both were outstanding. Wine pours were generous, something not always true in the Santa Barbara/ Montecito area. We ate outdoors with a distant ocean view, heaters....
Wonderful experience, as always.
Have been going to this restaurant quite often. Food and service never disappoint. Great atmosphere and views of the ocean
Really nice, surprisingly affordable, menu is a bit intimidating but things r better then expected.
Outstanding dining experience with the perfect combination of great food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend.
The ahi tuna appetizer and charred avocado salad were fresh and had great flavors. Our entrees and the pesce platter and ribs did not disappoint. The seafood was fresh and was cooked perfectly with a delicious green sauce and the dry rubbed ribs were flavorful.
this was our third visit. The food is wonderful. Our waiter was grumpy. It took three requests to get our wine open. He moved our heater and when we asked to get another one he did not comply. Another waiter helped us.
It was disappointing
Loved it! Great location, great food. Will return!
Barely passable. Way overpriced for what they delivered.
we had a wonderful experience last night. From the food to the service everything was great
Great food. Fresh, inventive and very tasty. Fun for sharing. The outdoor terrace is lovely.
Excellent service, ambience and FOOD. Can be a little loud by the road if you eat outside but not that bad really. Food is on the pricier end but you get what you pay for and that is EXCELLENT food.
Food was really fresh
Food was good. Service was horrible!
This was my first time here since the pandemic changed so much. Overall it was fine, just a few hiccups in terms of the waitperson taking our orders and then remembering to check on refills, whether we needed anything else, that sort of stuff.
Fantastic experience - the ambiance was great and the service and food was even better. Original, inventive dishes. Unique combinations we’ve never tried before - everything exceeded expectations. Highly recommend!
Ask for max - he’s a great server and also makes an amazing cappuccino!
Dinner with a friend before a concert.
The service was terrible. We didn’t get seated for over an hour AFTER our reservation. We also arrived early. I could tell they were short staffed. Training was in progress as well. We ALL know it’s because of “covid” but what a disappointment. Hopefully one day we will go back to people wanting to work and fully staffed. Just sad to see such a great place suffer so much from a clearly avoidable issue.
Food quality and plating was EXCELLENT. Prompt and attentive service. Thank you
Excellent and imaginative food combined with first rate service made our dinner a delight.
It is right across from the beach. Staff was friendly.
You can order delivery directly from Convivo using the Order Online button. Convivo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 845-6789.
Convivo is rated 4.6 stars by 1294 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.