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Toma Restaurant & Bar, Santa Barbara, CA

Toma Restaurant & Bar

4.7
4.7
4200 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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Booked 62 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 962-0777

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Gregorio Bonilla

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Barbara

  • Cross street

    Castillo Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 4,200 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Italian

  • California Central Coast

    Most Booked

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Overall

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Food

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Value

  • Santa Barbara

    Romantic

  • Santa Barbara

    Scenic View

  • Santa Barbara

    Special Occasion

  • Santa Barbara

    Italian

  • Santa Barbara

    Most Booked

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  1. DZ

    DZim

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, great food!

  2. 1

    1313

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the best meal we have ever had and we are from Long Island NY and tend to eat out alot but the dinner and the server were extra special .I had the best tuna tartar in these incredibly delicious sesame cones ,the entree I ordered was disappointing after the tuna, my server (sorry I don't remember her name )she was great , noticed that I wasn't thrilled with my dish she insisted on changing it and boy was I happy she did , I ended up with the most amazing salmon dish with a sauce that was to die for. My husband had his favorite Octopus and lamb chops that he loved but he couldn't stop eating my salmon dish. It was that yummy! If you are in Santa Barbara you must run not walk to this amazing delicious restaurant"Toma " you will not be disappointed ...

  3. N

    Natalie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was sensational and our waiter Eli was great. 10/10 recommend

  4. MK

    MarkK

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Service was attentive but not overbearing. Spanish Octopus appetizer was wonderful. Slightly smoky and spicy. Ravioli was very good with ricotta, kale and sun dried tomato. Lasagna was great with sausage, spinach and a momma must have made it red sauce. Great wine list. Very enjoyable dining experience

  5. CE

    CambridgE

    New England

    26 reviews

    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    The ambience makes you feel like you are on vacation. That said, mediocre food at best.

  6. EW

    EllenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Took my parents here when they came to visit. My mother said she had the 'best meal of her life' and mine was fabulous as well! My mom wants to fly back to SB just to go to this restaurant :)

  7. R

    Ronaldo

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Good quality food. Very popular. Call early for a reservation

  8. LF

    LaFoodie

    Los Angeles

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Foodie heaven with excellent service and romantic, beachfront ambiance, must try! We sat outside but indoor seating looked inviting too. Timely seating and felt private from other tables. Attentive and friendly yet nonintrusive service. The sesame tuna tartare cones to die for, I'd place two orders next time. Also enjoyed the risotto and calamari. Nice wine selection, would definitely recommend!

  9. F

    Foodgloriousfood

    Central Coast

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Looked forward to trying Toma but was sorely disappointed. Service was erratic, fish over cooked and drenched in unnecessary sauces. Was disappointed to get our starter with salads especially after a long wait to place our order. On a positive note, the flowers and candle on the white tablecloth was nice.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent!

  11. LA

    LoriA

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience5

    The soup was awful. We told them to take it off their menu. The fried olives were amazing! Good bread. Pasta just ok

  12. SM

    SilviaM

    Denver

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was great. The tuna cones were absolutely great. Their special was very good also. I would recommend this place for sure. Whenever I’m in SB I will make an attempt to go there.

  13. EL

    EllenL

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We made a last mi the reservation on a trip to Santa Barbara, remembering a nice meal there at the start of the pandemic. The outdoor table offered was warm with heat lamps and there is a lovely attempt to have a tent, flowers and greenery surrounding the sidewalk outdoor area, making it quite lovely. Of course , the street is close and cars do zoom last, but the music from the interior room was also very audible and still contributed to a lovely ambience. The interior looks beautiful, but twice seated outdoors during and post pandemic made us fans. But come here first and foremost for the exquisite food and so not miss the Ahi Cones for appetizer!

  14. MB

    MarciB

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Ravioli too firm. Waiter too rigid. It was my birthday which I listed in Open Table as well as my husband told the hostess. By the 3rd mention to the waiter he made it seem like he was doing a big favor by bringing out a scoop of strawberry mousse with a candle.

  15. PM

    PeggyM

    Tampa

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The rigatoni was outstanding and our server was terrific.. we will be back

  16. J

    Jolly

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant was sublime on every count! Plan ahead and don't miss it!

  17. k

    kakf

    Kansas City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Magnificent dinner!! Beautiful setting, incredible food!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ambiance was lovely. Delicious appetizers, main dishes and desserts. Courteous, helpful and prompt service.

  19. LH

    LindaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful time celebrating our anniversary at Toma and will definitely be back.

  20. GL

    GinaL

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    We dined at Toma last night for the first time after many people said to try it. The calamari was very good. I had the short ribs which was also tasty. I didn’t give it 5 stars because for how expensive it was, I would expert higher quality food and dishes. At this price point, the must be exquisite to earn 5 stars, hence, I will not be visiting this restaurant again.

  21. SH

    SallyH

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Menu, waitress and young bus boys. An overall happy experience.

  22. S

    Sarah

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Eli was an amazing server, the food was fantastic and the overall experience was outstanding!

  23. J

    Janine

    Palm Springs

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The tuna cones are the best!! I tried the grilled octopus this time and it was cooked perfectly. The special tagliatelle was just ok. I couldn’t taste the scallops, it looked like they were chopped into pieces. It was a little disappointing to tell you the truth. The service was good. It was a beautiful night and I enjoyed the ambiance and the company!

  24. KG

    KathrynG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This was my third visit to Toma. I wanted to treat my friend who had never been and we both really enjoyed it. Starting with the 50/50 martini with olives stuffed with blue cheese. Both of our entrées were delicious as well as the salads. Our waitperson Rob was kind and courteous. A stellar experience all the way around!

  25. MM

    MikeMc

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Seriously, this is an upscale restaurant not a beach drop in. The food, service and attention is top shelf and worth the experience. Meat, pasta, salad or seafood is outstanding and service will exceed your expectations.

  26. CR

    CarolineR

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Not what we expected after reading great reviews. Ordered Cioppino and fish of the day, 2 apps. The starters were quite good. The mains were both found lacking. Servers were polite as was the front of house.

  27. LR

    LaurenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We always enjoy our dinner at Toma! Enjoyed the larger outdoor seating & accommodating our dogs to join us! We will be back!

  28. BS

    BarbaraS

    Central Coast

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everyone who works at Toma is a pro. The food is excellent and we love dining there.

  29. GO

    GeorginaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our servers were beyond wonderful. We will return and recommend this restaurant, not only because the food is great but the stave went above and beyond. KUDOS!!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place outside and ridiculously delicious food!

  31. C

    Calred

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first time at this restaurant and it was a spedial occasion. The establishment did not disappoint. The food and presentation were excellent, drinks and wine were great, the view to the beach and marina were great and even the playlist was wonderful. We will definitely come back.

  32. KR

    KathleenR

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Italian lasagna was really wonderful! My salad & husband’s tomato soup was great also. My phyllo strawberry dessert was delicious!

  33. ED

    EduardoD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and atmosphere.

  34. SB

    SophieB

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I love this Resturant!! ♥️ Everything and I mean everything that I had tried was amazing!! Tasty & yummy!!!

  35. n

    newportlocal2

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, ambiance and service. We were visiting from out of town and our waitress made us feel like we were regulars!!! We will be back to Toma on our next trip to Santa Barbara,

  36. JW

    JillW

    Seattle

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were impressed with our hostess who was friendly, personable and thoroughly delightful. Our server as well was excellent. This led to a special experience over a delicious meal.

  37. RA

    RamonA

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sharon, the GM, was one of the most helpful GM I have ever dealt with. I had a situation where we needed 3 more of my guest to be seated in addition to out party of 8 coming from Mexico for my sons graduation, and she made it happen. BTW, they were full at the time. This is way business like TOMA are successful, because of SHARON. Great job Sharon.

  38. SB

    SharonB

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary

  39. B

    Beee

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Highly recommend

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great food and drinks My favorite

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

FAQs

Toma Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 4200 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 62 times today
Google Map for Toma Restaurant & Bar

324 West Cabrillo Boulevard Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Castillo Street

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Barbara

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gregorio Bonilla

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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