Toma Restaurant & Bar
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
First time back to Toma post COVID lock-downs. They are doing a fantastic job of serving the hoards of people who want to go out to wonderful eateries! The food was fantastic, as always. If I had any complaint at all it is that they have limited items to select from. They are blaming it on lack of supply of ingredients. This doesn't sound quite right, as no other restaurant I have been to is claiming a shortage of supplies. What they had was good, but many of their wonderful 'staples' like the lasagne were missing. A shame as some in our party were very disappointed.
I grew up in Santa Barbara and Toma is the best restaurant I’ve been to. The food and service is always excellent.
Tuna is sesame cones is A MUST! Delicious and photo worthy.
Excellent meal. Super ambience and service. The staff is experienced in the art of serving people and very helpful in ensuring both a nice meal and a nice evening. Highly recommended.
The scallops were delicious and the service was wonderful.
Always exceptional in every regard. Our consistent go to restaurant whenever we visit Santa Barbara.
Delicious and well-prepared fresh food, great service. A very memorable experience in a great location.
We had an amazing time. The service was excellent! We started off with Tuna Cones and Squash Blossom appetizers. Both were amazing and did not disappoint! At our table we were able to sample the Gnocchi, Seared Scallops, and Grilled Skuna Bay Salmon, all done to perfection. For dessert we all shared the Phyllo Crisp. We highly recommend it! All in all it was a fantastic meal. We will be repeat customers for sure.
Excellent in every way.
Service was excellent! Terrific wine list and the food was amazing from appetizers to desserts. Great experience aall around!
Excellent food and service! Would definitely come back again!
The food and drinks were excellent and the wait staff were very kind and attentive! We all got pasta dishes and all loved them and the desserts were also excellent!
Gabriel was an excellent waiter. He suggested the best of food including the squash blossoms and fish of the day. I enjoyed his company and our conversation. George was helpful and found f me a great seat outdoors.
Excellent food, great service, nice ambiance. A great place for that special dinner!
Excellent food and a few gluten free options. Service is less attentive everywhere nowadays. Our server was over stretched but handled it well. Lovely environment and fulfilled my expectations.
Incredible Italian food!
Lindo lugar. Muy agradable. Buena atención y la comida es muy buena. Recomiendo los ravioles.
Sat outside. Pretty setting. Food was amazing. Had tuna cones and calamari for appetizers and gnocchi and black spaghetti for mains. Service very attentive. No complaints. Highly recommend.
First time eating here and would say I wish the menu had a larger selection. The location is great because across the ocean but I would say this place is over-rated. Food was good but I think there should be more selections of Italian Food. Cocktails were tasty and a large selection of wine. The pizza was just OK for a nice restaurant.
Overall great restaurant. The hostess was snippy but the staff was pleasant
We enjoyed a romantic dinner. The only reason I didn’t give it five stars was that it took a while to get our food. I think the kitchen had fallen behind. I would definitely go again.
This was our first time at Toma!!! It was fantastic! The food was amazing, however to top the evening off, our server was an absolute delight. Colin is amazing and was personable, fun and a wealth of knowledge when it came to ordering. Everything Colin suggested was perfect. Thank you Colin for making the evening very memorable.
Loved the scallops! Rob was our server- super great guy & very attentive. We’ll definitely be back
Excellent food and Jay was the best
Food, for price, was middling. Raviolis under cooked and chewy. First glass of wine turned, with poor selection by glass for a California restaurant. Arugula salad average, with little fresh parm. Octopus was good.
Our reservation was ready on time, seated immediately. Service was perfect. Food was great. We have been here several times before and have never had a bad experience.
We will be back.
Unbelievably terrific. One of the best salads we ever had (the Mediterranean). The octopus was amazing. The salmon puttanesca with clams was scrumptious. The sauce was to die for. We asked for more bread for that reason. Fabulous service. Great atmosphere outside. No room for dessert.
We have eaten here several times over the past few years.
The service was excellent, the menu hasn’t changed in the years we have been coming though.
The stuffed zucchini flowers are just as delicious except they were on the cool side. My husband’s full rack of lamb was delicious. My Salmon Puttanesca was a fail the salmon was mushy swimming in a sauce that might have come out of a tin of tomatoes with no flavor considering the ingredients!
Dessert was delicious so all in all it wasn’t a fail, but we won’t go back they have lots of competition with new restaurants!
P.S. if you sit outside be prepared for the traffic noise and people walking by your table, using the side walk.
Black spaghetti came with clams, some with sand/rocks in them. Bleh, the worst.
We had a fabulous meal here! I had stuffed squash blossoms to start (deelish) and the scallops with roasted asparagus. Simply wonderful. The 3 others at the table had equally good dinners. Service was very good, the atmosphere (outside on the patio) was very pleasant. Love this place!
Delicious food to match the beautiful setting.
A great restaurant for any occasion. One of our favorites!
With great ambiance, gracious service and really terrific food Toma is one of my new Santa Barbara favorites. As a longtime local, I have seen my share of overpriced tourist traps and with a great beach location sometimes restaurants don't try as hard as they need to. Toma definitely tries harder and their food, atmosphere and service will please even discerning Santa Barbara locals. I also appreciated the full bar and a wide ranging wine list with accessible options.
Had an outstanding meal at Toma! Easily ranks in my top-5 favorite Santa Barbara restaurants.
Great service and enjoyed our kids 9th birthday .
We were in town for a wedding and had a couple extra nights. We heard good things about Toma, so I thought, why not? Well, so thrilled I made the reservation for the two of us and our friends. The four of us all said that one dish was better than the next. Probably some of the best dishes we have all had in a very long time. Toma exceeded our expectations in every way.
The icing on the cake was when we requested to meet the chef to let them know how amazing everything was, and he came to our table. He was very gracious and chatted with us for a few minutes.
We highly recommend Toma to anyone traveling to Santa Barbara and want a memorable dining experience.
Terrific appetizers and dinner. Wine recommendation was over the top. Highly recommend Toma!
excellent food and service
can't wait to return
ambience and presentation of meals excellent
New Zealand lamb delicious, ravioli out of this world.
Our server, Juan, was exceptional. The hostess is really good. The owner is friendly and responsive. Then you have the food! We found Toma last year and returned this year as we have constantly talked about their food. Although it is on Cabrillo which can be noisy, the staff and food make it worthwhile!
This is an absolute favorite restaurant for me and my family of gourmet eaters! Starting out with the warmed olives with blue cheese (OMG), to the Tuna Cones (delish), and our entrees of rack of lamb (soooo tender), rigatoni (cooked perfectly el dente with scrumptious handmade sausage), and roasted chicken with mushroom risotto (excellent), and then finishing off with some chocolate dessert that was devoured with joy, it is hard to find a better place to eat in Southern California!!!! I can't wait to have another special occasion to return! BTW, the service was excellent! Thank you TOMA for surviving the Pandemic!
Toma Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 3704 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.