Toma Restaurant & Bar
Nice evening. Great service.
My wife and I were staying in Santa Barbara. The food and service was great. The fried artichokes were amazing and like nothing I’ve had. The black spaghetti and short rib were also delicious.
Absolutely phenomenal food & service! Went here for my boyfriend's 30th birthday and SO glad we did. I'm pretty picky about food, and every single thing we got was off the charts amazing.
I ate at the bar. As always fabulous food. Bartender was very attentive and helpful with recommendations. Relaxing quiet atmosphere. Exactly what I was looking for. Many thanks.
Food is consistently delicious. From the blue cheese stuffed fried olives as a complimentary start to the meal to the homemade gnocchi with rock shrimp gnocchi in a decadent tomato cream sauce to delicious desserts, we had a fantastic meal and wonderful service. Highly recommend!!
I don't really eat much lamb because it can be gamey but their rack of lamb was superb. Absolutely no gamey taste at all. The meat is tender and juicy but the outside was seared to perfection. Highly recommended. Love to come back next time we visit Santa Barbara.
We were unfortunately sat next to the door that was left open many times for long periods of time.
Food was okay at the time but I ended up on the loo several times in the night! I’m off Cioppino for life!!
Terrific meal. Great personal service and the food was terrific. Overall great dining experience.
Romantic and wonderful, especially with the right person
Anniversary. Every single thing was perfect. Great service and incredible food. We will definitely be Ackerley when we return to Santa Barbara.
One of the best dining experiences I have had in SB in a while. Incredible service, great ambiance, 10/10 food (get the Tuna cones!) and our server Rob is the absolute man. Tom took great care of us from the second we walked in. Highly recommend for traditional and creative Italian dishes!
Toma serves traditional italian food. It is solid. Very plesant environment, exellent service. If you don't like experimentations, you will love Toma. They are polished and are probably always good and even.
We were six girlfriends out for dinner. The food was excellent. I had the best chicken dinner I’ve had in a long time and everyone was pleased with their meal. Our waiter was friendly, funny without intruding too much. The atmosphere in the restaurant is warm and friendly. I would highly recommend.
A wonderful restaurant! Delicious food and wine, great ambiance, and excellent service.
Great experience. Good food and service but parking was difficult
We are regular at Toma. We enjoy dining at Toma. This time, every thing is great except the wine we had. Just taste a bit different. It might be us, not sure. Overall is great as always.
Everybody enjoyed their food!
Piers was the best server! Excellent meal.
We had such a wonderful experience at Toma on the first night of our vacation that we cancelled other plans and went back the next night! The ravioli! The lasagne! The scallops! The lamb! Perfect wine suggestion from our waiter. Everything just lovely- we will be back!
The best Italian food in Santa Barbara, CA, if not, in the entire country. Second only to some restaurants in Italy!
A cozy little gem in Santa Barbara. Great service and great food.
My husband and I went for his 40th birthday with hopes of a celebratory dinner. Despite a nice ambience, the food was mediocre - octopus was over cooked and capriccio was bland, but the squash blossom appetizer was delicious. The waiter was aloof and didn’t make the experience special for my husband’s birthday. Disappointed in our dinner and seemingly overrated.
I have been to Toma numerous times and we brought our friends over this visit. We had an excellent experience and highly recommend Toma.
First the location is great nearby the harbor and walking distance to many great accommodations.
Toma has an excellent wine list especially from local wineries. I highly recommend Foxen Pinot Noirs on the menu. There are three and they are all excellent.
I had one of my favorite dishes, the lasagna, which was excellent.
Toma gets busy so reservations are highly recommended.
Octopus was tough, rack of lamb was gamey but the scallops were delicious.
The main courses were good...most had pasta. The calamari was overcooked and hence, too chewy. Service was efficient, but not friendly.
Best lasagna on the planet! Excellent service, remember to make a reservation...very popular
Wow! The most perfect restaurant. From the host to the service and the yummy food we throughly enjoyed our evening. We can’t recommend It enough. Kudos to all the wonderful staff. Thank you for an amazing evening!
Great service in the restaurant. Bartender seemed overwhelmed. And very happy about it !!
The tuna cones were fantastic, the scallops were delicious and the service was great- highly recommend!
We dined on a weeknight recently, arriving at least 15 minutes early. The staff received us warmly and led us to our table immediately. The flow of service was so seamless that we enjoyed the most relaxing evening out! Everyone was so unobtrusive but attentive. We split the romaine salad, ordered the ravioli and the gnocchi. All three dishes were excellent. The ravioli were maybe the best, lightest I have ever had. Very tender pasta, with the perfect proportion of spinach and cheese inside. The gnocchi were lovely in a complex, delicious sauce. Wine selections were good as well. Go for the food, but really luxuriate in the service.
When in Santa Barbara we always make sure to dine at Toma. The food, service and location are superb. The scallops are my go-to entree and this visit they were even better than usual. The tomato and burrata salad to start was delicious as was the wine and dessert. Highly recommend. Reservations are a must.
Across the street from the beach. Great atmosphere. Excellent service. Wine list filled with wonderful Italian wines (available by the glass). Black spaghetti terrific. Dinner special that night was roasted pork belly which was fantastic.
The meal and service was excellent, will definitely be back!
Such friendly & professional service from the hostess, water boy, food runner to our waiter! Every dish was extra delicious, we really enjoyed the rare squash blossoms, perfectly seasoned lamb meatballs, flavorful lasagna, fresh clams black spaghetti & heavenly strawberry phyllo dessert. We also scored a cute table right by the window w/the beachfront view. Couldn't love Toma more!
The service was excellent. Asked to change tables because we were sitting under and AC register and they accommodated us immediately. The servers and bussers were very attentive and pleasant.
Consistently excellent food and service. Love Tom, the owner, too.
Small dining room with tables snugly placed, Food not bad for Santa Barbara. Wait staff impatient and forgetful. A little pricey. Conversations from nearby tables and the bar area very distracting.
Outstanding quality of good, service and ambiance. Definitely recommend!!
We had such a nice dinner here, beginning with the friendly welcome from the maitre d' and ending with amazing food prepared with care and beautifully presented. Great experience all around, will be back.
Good food and great service.