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Intermezzo By Wine Cask

4.8
995 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Intermezzo by Wine Cask
New Menu by Executive Chef Josh Brown

Modern American cuisine with a Mediterranean twist

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
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
What 995 people are saying
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vipTraciR
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience overall was pleasant, very pretty on the back patio, everyone was spaced apart which I appreciated. My waitress & the staff were wonderful. Food, dessert & drink were overall spectacular. We will definitely be back.

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vipKevinW
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awwwwwwwwwsome! Great service and food!

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JohnO
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Intermezzo! Gambas, Oyster Rockefeller and Salmon were delicious. Courtyard seating is so beautiful! Russ our server was attentive and knowledgeable! We highly recommend! Go there if you can!!

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BonAppetit
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for family week day dinner, sat in the courtyard. Generally very good food, excellent service, and they filled our water glasses constantly, which was a huge plus!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local spot with delicious food. Pear pizza, meatballs, clams, little gems, mixed greens, veggie sides - all amazing. Solid wine list. The staff is wonderful. All restaurants are dealing with challenges right now, they have taken it in stride. I go every week with my hubby-we love it here.

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vipdrsean1
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chefs were grade and waiters were very in tune. Food was delicious highly recommend Dr Sean

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vipTrish
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, great food - will be back again without a doubt!

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vipJaneK
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice patio- so it is a very good choice for dining these days. The menu is fairly small and we were disappointed when they were out of the first two drinks we ordered. Appetizers were good- salad was a little string on the vinegar. The Gambos shrimp dish was excellent as was the lemon Creme brûlée. Overall very good. hoping they get the absent menu items taken care of

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vipJanetB
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. We had the skirt steak with fingerling potatoes. The wine recommendation was great. This was not the first time here and we will definitely be back. Highly recommend intermezzo as well as wine cask itself indoor dining.

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MikeM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and great service

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LizD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wine Cask patio has been a special spot for us for over 30 years.

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RichardW
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice courtyard with excellent service. Food was good but not exceptional.

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viprustyrazorblade
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my girlfriend out here last night and we couldn’t be happier with the decision. We had an incredible time. We got the beet salad, cheese plate, pizza, steak and oysters. We will definitely be coming back the next chance we get.

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JohnO
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! We had a great meal at Intermezzo. Steak Frites, beet salad, meatballs. All really delicious and prepared really well. Our server was super friendly and knowledgeable. The owner stopped by the table to say hello and check on our experience. The whole place has a really great vibe and energy. Ask to sit in the back courtyard... sooo beautiful and Covid safe. We definitely will be back!

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RacheleF
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the restaurant! The food was awesome, the service, great and loved the atmosphere. Plan on returning for our 29th Wedding Anniversary.

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LorieM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were lucky to get a table in the courtyard on a beautiful evening. Service was excellent. Cocktail menu was terrific. We had the parents and the pear pizza and both very good.

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ShareefF
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere and doc a great job accommodating two families with small children.

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DinaB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn’t been to Intermezzo before, but tried it to celebrate a birthday. It couldn’t have been better. The ambience is amazing, the food was delicious and the service was first rate. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hospitality PLUS!!! Warm welcome, knowledgeable/friendly staff, superb food quality and fabulous outdoor ambiance; highly recommend Intermezzo for any occasion!!! Bonus: the owner came by to make sure our dining experience was on point. Wow!!!

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Kera
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding from all of the staff, they were all very welcoming and attentive. Food was excellent. We sat out on their beautiful back patio.

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pauld
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully cooked steak. Will go again for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience from start to finish!! The hostess was sweet and our server Jaime was outstanding!! The ambiance was just perfect, warm and romantic. Yet the music added that fun flair that made it lively and upbeat. The food was phenomenal!! Our meat cooked perfectly as requested. Sauces, seasoning and flavors all amazing!! Do not pass up dessert, no matter how full you think you might be!! We will definitely be going back!!

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vipGregS
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great place for dinner and wine. Try to make it every time we get to Santa Barbara.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit! Loved the pizza, house salad and skirt stead.
We’ll be back!

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robertM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Beautiful setting esp for outdoor dining (sidewalk and interior patio. Tough and limited menu but very good. A little expensive, but then it is Santa Barbara.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing salmon dish that was cooked to perfection !
Also the lemon creme brûlée was to die for, paired with the house made limoncello. Everything was perfect

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vipDesigner
Central Coast
48 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Brough some new friends there and they too were very impressed. We enjoy our dinners, service and just being there every time. Very consistent, always great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love Intermezzo! The food was delicious. I had the gambos, so good. The service was top notch.

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vipeye9
Austin
33 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first dinner together in months! A foggy coctail to start, Cremant with fabulous oysters, delightful cab to go with pate...we capped the dinner w Meyer lemon crepe brûlée...can’t wait to return!

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viplarsand
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This restaurant has a much more casual menu than its predecessor, the Wine Cask. The food was very good, pretty straightforward. Service was very friendly. I was able to bring a birthday cake without a charge. The irony was that they had a very reasonable house red wine which at the price seemed too good to be true. It was. Despite the waiter's endorsement it was pretty poor. I checked on Vivino and it got a 3.3 (extremely low)!

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EricaG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and superb service! The mezzo meatballs were tender and delicious. Everything tasted so fresh and was executed well.

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vipbigeater
Central Coast
33 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Intermezzo is one of our favorites in Santa Barbara along with the Wine Cask which will be reopening before too long. It is so beautiful there!

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RonnieA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very pleased with the overall experience!

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vipAunnie
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could give more than 5 stars I would. This was the best meal I have ever had in SB. the grilled bread, steak and fries, are unbelievable oh and the banana split just topped off a perfect evening.
The owners Diane and John were beyond accommodating and lovely people. Jamie was our server, he never missed an opportunity to go the extra mile to make the evening perfect.
If you try one new restaurant it has to be Intermezzo by wine cask you will not be disappointed!!

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Kimw
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salmon was delicious!! Great ambiance and the heaters kept us warm. Hand sanitizer provided on each table was a nice touch.

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Smash
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The courtyard is beautiful!

Food was delicious!

Great vibe!

Service was awesome!

We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal! Drinks were fantastic :)

MB
MokeB
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service to go along with great service!

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vipsenzanome
San Francisco
99 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Intermezzo's interior courtyard is the perfect place to dine comfortably and really quite luxuriously -- as long as current restrictions remain in place. Lovely atmosphere, quiet, with great service, and a very interesting wine list. Plus, of course, a delicious menu of mostly small portions, brilliantly conceived by a talented chef. You can almost forget about Covid and imagine yourself in paradise when you dine here now....

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Easily made a reservation and we were seated immediately upon arrival. Felt comfortable with outdoor dining and even more so with effective heat lamps. As a party of 4 we ordered the Mezzo Meatballs, House Mixed Greens, Pear & Talegio Pizza and Brussel Sprouts. Overall great selection and service. I’d love to come back and sit in the courtyard next time.

FAQs

Intermezzo By Wine Cask is rated 4.8 stars by 995 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.