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Intermezzo By Wine Cask

4.8
1058 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 1058 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipulanig
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This review makes me sad. We love to eat out and have great food and experiences but this was neither. The meatballs were good but cold. The beet salad was great. The little gem was average. The pizza crust was good but the flavor overall was lacking. The raw oysters tasted briney and we couldn’t finish them. The prawn dish w

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Centralcoastguy
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters Rockefeller were amazing and the cheese board app had a nice selection of tastes. Outdoor dining was very relaxing and look forward to dining indoors soon.

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DebraS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a memorable evening! Just lovely in so many ways. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful experience and look forward
to your expansion into the rest of that beautiful space

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vipLauraR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Each dish was genuinely scrumptious and eating in the inner courtyard was delightful. All of the staff were very friendly and accommodating. They are short-staffed in the kitchen so our seating and main course were delayed but they attempted to make up for it with generous servings of champagne and wine.

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champagne
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was great and the food was very good. You sit right next to a road so it can be noisy.

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KimB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant patio dining, amazing prawns. We were celebrating and the servers made sure it was special. We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner at Intermezzo. The food was amazing and the owners and servers were so fun and provided fantastic service and lovely night!

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KarenJ
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've never had a bad experience here - it's truly a local's gem! Everyone is always so friendly, warm, and welcoming, and the food/wine/cocktails never disappoint!

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vipSiameserose
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and ambience! Will definitely return.

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Vincent
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I requested a flower at the table for prom and they gave it to me! It really made the night special. The service was fantastic and the food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a really great restaurant!

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vipNYtoLA
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Enjoying dinner in the Intermezzo courtyard was like a magical escape. From the hostess to our server, everyone was wonderful and elevated the experience that much more. The history of the building is beautifully honored in the atmosphere created here. The food was wonderful overall, but my steak was overcooked and the pizza has some unexpected undertones going on, but the crust was cooked perfectly, which is hard to find on the west coast! We will definitely be heading to Intermezzo on our next trip to Santa Barbara.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food and service in a top location. One of my favorite places!

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Scarlett
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my local go to’s. Great food, great service & great value!

KJ
KarenJ
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!

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tonyc
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service on a beautiful patio. The music was great and was just loud enought to hear it without being overwhelming. We enjoyed the Pizza and The Oysters Rockefeller. The Cocktails are top notch too. I would have no problem coming back to this place again. Thanks

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Vanessa
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liz was fantastic, with excellent recommendations which made our dinner special!

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vipJonW
Tahoe
18 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely good food. Excellent service from all staff.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, with amazing service.

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vipMunzeee123
Central Coast
33 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful evening with good food and service. We’ll be back.

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MikeM
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

God variety of food choices, excellent service, and good ambiance

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Casuallunch
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service , food was as expected, outdoor dining was great after a covid lockdown period

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place and amazing staff. Request the interior courtyard

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KarnaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn't been in since the remodel, looks great! Food was wonderful will be back!

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FroggyAuggie
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is just where I want to go out to dinner. Cool outdoor seating, delicious food (Caesar salad is the best in town, there are entrees if you’re with your mom who doesn’t want to share, and pizzas if you’re with friends who do). Professional grown-ups wait on you!!! Oh yeah, proper cocktails and/or wine.

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PeterN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, friendly staff and great food/drinks. Highly recommend!

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velvetwink
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was phenomenal!!!! And the food and wine were delicious. We had a reunion with friends and enjoyed our evening so much.

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vipDebbie
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very happy to be back dining at one of our favorite Santa Barbara restaurants. We were seated in the lovely courtyard of the Wine Cask, which was a nice surprise. Intermezzo's Angus beef Cask Burger is probably the best in town, and others in our party enjoyed the perfectly prepared Skirt Steak. The $8 house margarita was a must on Cinco de Mayo. We picked Intermezzo for its quiet ambience, away from the fray of State Street -- our personable and attentive server made our evening that much better, as did a fantastic wine list, and delicious desserts (chocolate mouse and lemon creme brulee).

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Scarlett
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in town! I recommend to locals and tourists alike!

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vipSmash
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Wine and the cheese platter were fabulous!
The server was attentive and nice. A beautiful experience!

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vipDesigner
Central Coast
50 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing evening. Excellent food, we'll presented, great value you notch ambiance. Staff outstanding service all the way through. Can't wait to return.

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vipPrHarry425
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently terrific!

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Shan
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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vipLizMck
San Francisco
88 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We sat outside near the street and it was pleasant. The restaurant played loud music that didn't fit the ambiance ie disco 80s that was disruptive. Very impressed with how management handled two very intoxicated woman who sat near us. Appreciated that they took care of the situation for the other guests. They put them in an Uber and sent them home, which was a wonderful solution for all. The food was a bit of a let down. My salmon was over sauced with root vegetables which felt more like a winter dish. My husbands burger was burned on the outside. I think restaurants are struggling to get back into their groove after COVID so we will try this restaurant again in a few months.

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MissM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We are from out of town and we were looking for a nice place to celebrate a birthday dinner. We took a chance and we were incredibly happy with our decision.

The staff was wonderful, the food was amazing, and overall we were extremely happy with our experience.

They did they best they could with outdoor seating due to COVID restrictions. I would suggest to request the courtyard area to avoid sidewalk foot traffic and noise of the cars.

Wonderful place and we would definitely return!

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AmandaT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, friendly staff, lovely location. I highly recommend Intermezzo.

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katef
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nephew’s birthday was fantastic every way!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So good to be back at Intermezzo! Everything was great. Will definitely go back soon!

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david
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were met a the front by the owner who was also serving as hostess. She was lovely and immediately worked to get us a complimentary glass of champagne while working to get our favorite seating area in the back patio. They have refinished the entire place and it's a huge improvement with much more open space and a great feeling overall. Our favorite area is the interior courtyard complete with gorgeous flowering vines and open air seating. Our waiter was a blast and had custom designed all the drinks... and named them quite cleverly. He listened to our preferences and designed some custom cocktails for us which were balanced but extraordinary. The food was stellar with rich flavors and inventive flair although I would say, if I had to form a criticism for each main entree, that the salmon was a a bit salty for my taste and that the chimichurri skirt steak was, though delicious, more medium than medium rare. Having said that we absolutely loved the experience and will certainly be back. the owner even sat with us and was really delightful. We certainly want to keep supporting her business and hope to see the crew again soon.

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Intermezzo By Wine Cask is rated 4.8 stars by 1058 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.