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.
Atmosphere on the patio is really outstanding, even on an unusually cold evening. Food is innovative and consistently good. Sometimes have to remind Server of earlier requests. Wine menu is good w/plenty of options at "reasonable" price points.
Outstanding and Great wait staff!! Thank you for your patient understanding with a toddler family !!
lovely outdoor room with wonderful views of ocean; inventive, tasty food and friendly service.
House made pasta was good, with a very food tomato sauce. The whole fish was expensive ($65) for two, and poorly deboned and cut. The fish seemed frozen! Poorly prepared. Salads were good. Service was excellent. Very good wine list.
Several dishes were amazing! Brussels sprouts, grilled avocado, beet and burrata salad. It was a late lunch on a Tuesday and was wonderfully quiet.
Food and service were both outstanding; we especially loved the appetizers
We really enjoyed our dinner at Convivo. The staff was awesome and made spot-on recommendations. We will absolutely be back, and bring friends with us.
Everything was perfect, as it always is !
Best of the Best in Santa Barbara==service, ambiance, and view.
The food is beautifully prepared and always extraordinary.
Excellent food, interesting and refreshing menu. The prawn appetizer was outstanding. Wish they would give bread out without having to pay for it.
Great service, beautiful restaurant and the food was delicious!!
The food was over seasoned, very noisy and my wife actually sent hers back which she never does. But the service was outstanding.
The food was very good. The waitress was efficient, but clearly upset that we did not order drinks or dessert.
We went for Christmas dinner, which was a fixed price of $80/person.
The food was delicious (with some quite different flavors) and Stefan, our server, was superb. He had the eye of a hawk when he passed all his tables and made sure the tiniest elements of the meal were just right. It was much more than we normally spend, even for a special dinner, but we were very happy to have been there that night.
It was Christmas dinner so service was hurried and badly paced. Food was good not incredible.
Christmas Dinner: Nothing short of sumptuous, wonderful, and interesting.
Went with two others for dinner on Christmas day. Food was exceptional and service was attentive, friendly and efficient. Ambience was excellent - even in the middle of a hug rainstorm. Pricey, but worth it.
Cucina Italo/ California di qualità,locale molto bello , curato il servizio.
Wonderful setting. Happy hour consists of very innovative food and nice wine selections.
Excellent service, excellent food, nice space and view of the ocean
Exceptionally good food. Every dish was complex and made with the freshest ingredients. I am OBSESSED with the pork belly in the octopus dish. It’s absolutely phenomenal!
Service was perfect. Attentive but not in your face. The lemon tart is scrumptious! The whole experience is 10/10! We will be back!
Nice selection of farm to table type food. Shared raps style. Very enjoyable!
My favorite italian place in town! I love everything on the menu!
Fabulous restaurant. This time our waitress was not good, thus less than perfect score. Alas!
Billy, our server, was terrific. Super nice and enthusiastic. Helpful and patient with our table which had a whole bunch of food allergies and preferences and questions and just general nonsense. As for the food, the potato app:side was amazing. The pasta Bolognese was terrific. We had one of the big share dishes, a whole fish, that was not very exciting but it was a mild white fish so what can you expect. Overall because the service was so good, we all felt pretty good about the meal, but we weren’t that blown away by any dishes. A for effort.
Pleasant ambiance and the waiter was a professional. The pizza had a good crust and the pasta with ground veal was good. It struck me odd that there was no hot sauce, Tabasco or something to spice the food a little more. Overall recommended.
I've been to Convivo many times but not recently. Then I took a friend from out of town there and we had a great meal. The menu changes often, which is great! My halibut was cooked perfectly and my friend enjoyed the half chicken. We share brussel sprouts, and they were delicious! I think there's something for everyone on the menu. I will return!
Fabulous food, service, and atmosphere (both outside and in)
We were staying at the hotel and decided to eat there the first night. We loved every minute and every bite. The service is top notch and the food delicious. We ended up eating most of our meals there. Don't miss Convivo!
Beautiful restaurant and loved the spritzer drink I got. I wish I got the name of my server but she made the night as great as it was.
Wonderful place for a dinner or lunch to impress with good food, good views, and good service.
Great food, great location by the waterfront, great service, wonderful ambience and decor. just a little pricey.
Quiet Monday night dinner sitting outside. Nice evening, good food and service.
Excellent as always.
Our waiter was combative and resentful. The ribs were burned. Otherwise a nice dinner.
Visiting Santa Barbara and we found this lovely spot that also allowed our pups. The food was amazing and the service was so good they even were thoughtful of our pups.
It was a beautiful evening to sit on the patio and enjoy the delicious food and cocktails they served! Lauren was our server and she's is really great!!!
I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a nice evening out.
Excellent and unique dining experience. The food, service and ambiance was all fantastic. Would absolutely recommend! Try the grilled avocado!
Terrific food; thoughtful wine list; attractive setting; attentive service.
Well worth a visit! Food was so good and so was the service! We had the heirloom tomato salad, margarite pizza and shrimp with squid ink pasta, plus a delicious chocolate dessert. The bread with smoked gouda cheese was simply amazing. We will definitely be back!