Toma Restaurant & Bar

4.8
3537 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 3537 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Cannot wait to return....❤️

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Foodjunkie
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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LesAndIb
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant dinner—even on busy Cabrillo Drive!!

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LisaT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. We drive from
Los Angeles to come here! Octopus and olives are fire!!! Everything is really tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Thank you!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was perfect except the road noise was a little noisy being sat on the sidewalk, some outdoor music or something would’ve been nice!

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DanielleN
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fabulous. The food was amazing. Even the wine recommendation was spot on. We will definitely go again next time we’re in town.

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Alwayshungry2
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always look forward to a meal at Toma and usually all super delicious.
Risotto was not up to par this time but will give it another shot for sure.

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RT12
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Service and food were excellent!

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vipCalifgirl
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted to eat here for awhile & finally made it on our last trip. Ahi cones & Squash blossoms were outstanding starters...we all loved our entrees including rigatoni, scallops, and ravioli.

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vipAMPH
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was fantastic. Thanks to George for being able to accommodate our needs and being responsive and available. Food is excellent. Great cocktails Location is lovely. I haven't been here for over a year and I was once again reminded why I like it here so much.

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Rick
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience2

It was...ok...Red sauce really sweet not elegant. Bread was probably the best thing. Pretty moderate food tbh.

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vipHighStandards
Palm Springs
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our anniversary dinner at Toma and the food and service were incredible. We had the tuna cones for a starter and the swordfish and rigatoni as entrees and everything was great. Definitely will return when we are back in SB!

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Solomonkey
Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the outside space was super relaxing!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Our server was incredible too, I wish I could remember his name, but he gave us amazing drink and food recommendations that made that night incredible. Highly recommend the gnocchi.

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OpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a stellar evening

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vipshare
Central Coast
74 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal! had reservations and requested a window table, and since it was the first seating upon opening at 5pm- we got lucky!!!!! Then Cullen is th ebest server, makes the evening sooo perfect! have had him serve us in the past, but since 2020 and all the chaos, happy to be back OUT! this was our date night and our food choices were outstnading, did take cullens chix suggestion!!!!
thank you for making the start to our weekend GREAT!
see you again soon!

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Debbie
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. The lasagna is consistently good.

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stephaniec
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time Tuesday evening. The service was incredible. Everyone was so attentive and we appreciated the attention given to our 2 year old granddaughter! The food on all levels was superb! We’ve come many times over the years and found our experience Tuesday to have been one of our best nights out! Thanks for making it a great dining experience.

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vipJpneus
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Prices were too high for the quality or quantity (or both) of the mediocre food. I expected better from word of mouth and online reviews. I was seriously disappointed. The small salad was priced as if it would be huge. The side of risotto was priced fine given the good portion but it was bland and almost inedible. Not recommended.

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SueKilgore
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was wonderful!! Food was amazing and our waiter was wonderful. We sat outside and even though it was cool out the heaters were very warming.

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JimC
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal. We visit everytime we are in SB. Diver Scallops were cooked perfectly and the lasagna is to die for. Good cocktails and wine list. Love the Olive appetizers and bread.

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MarshaD
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our favorite restaurant bar none. We visit Santa Barbara just to fine there

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vipLynp
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have always enjoyed Toma but the menu has been the same for years. It’s too predictable and the dessert menu is boring.

Please change the menu in addition to your nightly special.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First full service dinner since covid! It was wonderful... with a small child outside! Thank you!

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CherylH
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants to go to in Santa Barbara. Consistent and excellent food and service each time.

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vipluvtoeat
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious dinner! We had the ravioli and the Wild Halibut coconut milk special and cannot stop talking about both dishes!
A Stanley Tucci experience!🙂

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vipjoGee
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their tuna cones appetizer is out of this world. Had a great waiter - Colin.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always awesome dinner and great service!

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vipLingLing
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good cocktails and excellent food. Raul is an intelligent bartender, I don’t drink but he made me two mocktails it was tasty!!!

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LynnR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was a wonderful evening celebrating our anniversary. We sat outside which isn’t great on Cabrillo Blvd - but we’re glad to have the option for that since we felt more comfortable there with our family group.

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JeffC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toma is one of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. Excellent food for reasonable prices, considering the caliber of restaurant. Menu is not overly expansive but offers the right selection of wonderful dishes at a great value. Service was great, as expected. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

We travel 200+ days/year, so it’s comforting to have consistency in your favorite menu selections, service and ambiance at your go-to places. Toma is one of our favs in Santa Barbara. Usually outstanding dining experience but we booked last minute, last service (8:30pm) yet as usual they accommodated us. But service was just a bit off plus out of their delicious fried olives 😮 again we were a late reservation. Of course, every place isn’t always perfect so they get a pass...but we will be back as always next tine we’re in town for their delicious ravioli, penne pasta and unusual wine selections!

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Atrebor1
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toma has always been outstanding in the quality of the food, service, etc. I made a reservation for 5 of my friends for a post quarantine celebration this week and we were not disappointed. Very enjoyable evening.

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DianeR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service-very attentive service. Had the short ribs and halibut special, both great. And the desert was to die for. Our second time here-will dine here every time we come to Santa Barbara!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual.

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vipHelenS
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food, upscale but laidback vibe. Will definitely be back. I definitely recommend the lasagna!

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Betsy
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service on a special occasion. Delicious food.

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viplovetoeat
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely anniversary dinner. Food was delicious and setting gorgeous. Would definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant while in Santa Barbara

FAQs

Toma Restaurant & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 962-0777.

Toma Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 3537 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.