Toma Restaurant & Bar

4.7
3801 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Toma Restaurant and Bar a waterfront bistro, located along Santa Barbara's picturesque Cabrillo Blvd. Experience Santa Barbara waterfront's most romantic restaurant. Savor exquisite Italian and Mediterranean inspired dishes from Santa Barbara's seasonal bounty, supporting our local fisherman, farmers, foragers and food artisans. Pour over local and Italian wines along with a full bar of handcrafted cocktails and spirits. Enjoy warm and attentive service while dining window side with a view of the enchanting Santa Barbara harbor.

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 3801 people are saying
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malcolm
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My reservation was honored on time period period the white staff was very helpful and courteous. And the best part is the food was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived about 30 minutes before our reservation. We were seated immediately. The food was delicious and plentiful. The service was great. Highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

JC
JulieC
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant is beautiful, service was excellent. Heirloom tomatoes, calamari, rigatoni, black pasta and flatbread all exceeded our expectations. We enjoyed our dining experience at Toma!

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SteveMv
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent presentation.All dining selections were very good as was the service.We would highly recommend this Restaurant.

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MarkG
Northern MI
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Ambiance is nice. Food is good. Service issues were hopefully because of staffing problems because it was pretty poor for a restaurant that is supposed to be high caliber. Disappointed to say the least. Oh well.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re from San Francisco and came here during our honeymoon. My husband runs an Italian restaurant so we have high expectations. This place was fabulous, the black spaghetti was the most incredible dish. Wine selection was great. Do not miss this place.

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KerryR
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toma is definitely a favorite of ours in Santa Barbara!! The food is outstanding and the ambiance is wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed our waiter Harold and the entire wait staff.

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vipHemWagner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely evening here for dinner with friends. Food was all delicious... we had the tuna cone, arugula salad, scallops, lasagna and chicken. Everyone was thrilled with their meal. Loved the atmosphere and location across from beach. Staff was all great. Will add this to our list for go-to restaurants.

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Kazi
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance. The squash blossom really bloomed with flavors. Tuna cone had the perfect balance of sweetness and saltiness. Gnocchi left me speechless. It was cooked to perfection and the sauce had the right notes to complement the whole experience. Lasagna was one of the best ones that I have ever tried. From the recommendation of the very friendly host, we got citrus olive oil cake and couldn't any better that we ended the night with this!

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vipLori
Naples
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Dined at Toma two days ago during an overnight stay in Santa Barbara. We throughly enjoyed our dining experience. Food and service were excellent. From the hostess to the server we were well taken care of. We would definitely dine there again when in the area and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Santa Barbara!

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EricaH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place for many years. Every meal is exceptional. We are already looking forward to our next visit.

JC
JohnC
Yosemite
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our experience at Toma! Service was great as was the food….and drink, of course!

JB
JudyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, just like the last time! We will always come here when we are in Santa Barbara. A perfect place to celebrate or have a fabulous dinner!

KB
KenB
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here many times and Toma never disappoints.Excellent food and service,outstanding ambiance and located right around the corner from where we stay when in Santa Barbara.It could not be any better!

JL
JoeandLaurie
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Thank you waiter for spilling a tall glass of ice water in my lap and NOT offering to comp any of our dinner or drinks!!!

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bsfirebird
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!! Service..food.. everything perfect!!

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BrandonE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great upper scale dining next to the Santa Barbara harbor. Tuna cones appetitizer is a winner.

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IowaTraveller
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Toma is our favorite place to eat in Santa Barbara!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner… excellent food & good service!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit was about a year ago and we’ve been there 3 times after that. Yesterday, wax our first time dining inside which was nice. We have the amazing octopus as an appetizer. My husband had the black pasta which he couldn’t stop talking about, while I had the scallops which were amazing. We had 2 desserts, yes 2 different ones. We had the chocolate tart snd the olive cake both delicious and perfect ending to our dinner.

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sbsailor
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoors and well maintained with cover and heaters, though not really necessary on the night we dined. Service was excellent. Food and wine tops. They comped us an anniversary creme brulle. Couldn’t ask for more.

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Wendy
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was yummy, and the service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the service was very good! We are here for a wedding and it was close to the hotel.
Found it on open table and we were extremely satisfied.

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vipCindyU
Cleveland
23 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect romantic restaurant to celebrate our anniversary! Food was fabulous!

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Spurgeon
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect evening at Toma. Every bite was exquisite. If I lived near Santa Barbara I would be a weekly guest at Toma

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vipTracyB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual. Attentive, easy going and friendly service. The food was delicious!

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RobertP
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Thank you

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ArzuH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was Excellent!

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vipFunkyFred
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal. Salmon Puttanesca with Clams with their amazing sauce and my Son had Black Ink Spaghetti and Clams. Clams melted in your mouth, so tender.

Thanks to George for his great Hospitality.

Toma is a must go Restaurant in Santa Barbara!

Fred Greenspan

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

the restaurant was very busy. But atmosphere is nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!
We always enjoy this restaurant.
Karen

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Fern
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Best ravioli and lamb of rack that we’ve ever had. The food was perfect, with robust yet simple flavors.

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vipAnnie
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived a little early but still got seated. Beautiful ambiance and an energetic, knowledgeable hostess! Our server was attentive, helpful and funny. Then the food…amazing!

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JoyceS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we visit Santa Barbara we love to eat at Toma and this time even exceeded our expectations- which is a lot! Every course was incredible and their new outdoor eating area had plenty of social distancing and was quite lovely. Can’t rave high enough.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere we enjoyed spending our honeymoon dinner there immensely

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always!

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AntoinetteA
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and unbelievably fantastic service!

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Jeannie
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Toma's and would definitely go back again if I return to Santa Barbara. The service was excellent and the Ravioli dish I ordered was delicious! My friend ordered the Gnocchi but wished she had ordered the Ravioli after tasting a bite of mine.

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JenniferL
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The best two things about this restaurant - great location and excellent, very friendly and funny staff. All of them - from the moment you walk in to the moment you leave.
Food was great - I gave a 4 only because selection is somewhat limited. But what is on menu is tasty!
Great experience and definitely recommended restaurant spot!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat .Everything was delicious. Bread , fried olives bone marrow. pasta, scallops kudos to the chefz.

FAQs

Toma Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 3801 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.