Toma Restaurant & Bar

4.8
3845 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 3845 people are saying
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vipJasmine
Portland
24 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening for outdoor dining. Very attractive interior. Excellent calamari large enough to share and creative, delicious preparation of rack of lamb. Very good service generally; as visitors to Santa Barbara especially appreciated Juan, who was not only very professional but also very helpful.

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vipDennisP
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Gabriel is a great server. Food outstanding as usual. Recommend the squash blossom appetizer.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous. The tuna cones are a must!!

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PatB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely evening on the patio with wonderful food!

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CapeCodDiner
New England
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the evening was great…service, ambiance and amazing food!

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Suki
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each of us ordered different entrees and were very pleased with our choices. Excellent food, service, and ambiance. Toma is one of the best restaurant in Santa Barbara.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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RichB
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toma is our go-to for fine dining in Santa Barbara! The setting wonderful - across the street from the ocean! Attention from Every Staff Member is excellent - not invasive but attentive to your needs, friendly, and a willingness to impart recommendations and to provide outstanding service. The menu selection provides ample range for different tastes (my wife is Vegetarian), and the preparation and presentation of all dining options are exceptional. Bon Appetit!

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StephenK
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely terrific! Service, staff, food— all excellent. Loved the ahi tuna cones!!! Sword fish special was sensational and flat bread sausage pizza was delicious. Owner is very attentive and on top of everything. It lives up to all of the great reviews already submitted. A must go to in SB.

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SallyS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I eat at Toma every time we are in Santa Barbara. In fact, it is the major reason we visit Santa Barbara! The food is beyond exceptional, delicious and beautifully presented. Be sure to leave room for one of their wonderful desserts. Service is top notch and very friendly.

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AshleighB
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must try the tuna cones! Everything was impeccable!

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vipKiki
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I ate dinner there last night and had a wonderful time. We had 2 apps and split 1 pasta dish - perfect amount of food and no grief given from the waiter. Speaking of the waiter ours was charming, attentive and knowledgeable. Great wine and beer list. 140 for the food and 5 drinks which we thought was super fair. Great location right on the water. And there was a steady stream of guests all night so others love it as much! Thanks again for a great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holy moly it’s amazing!!! The gnocchi and the ravioli were both fantastic!! Our waiter was SO kind and the staff overall were friendly!!

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KAKM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The flavors were bland, many dishes needed salt. It feels like this restaurant is serving the same food to the same clientele for years. Boring overall. The octopus was the best part of the meal.

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vipDave
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent

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SouthFloridaRealtyPros
West Palm Beach
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service!

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vipAnapaulavg
Mexico City
45 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place and service, really good food!

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vipToni
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside, although on the street and during a thunder rain it was lovely. The manager and server were very attentive the food was so delicious.

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robynS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant...food was so delicious. The service was outstanding. The location was perfect... walking distance from our hotel. I would definitely go back and have dinner here again.

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vipJules
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious - the ravioli are so good! And be sure to start with an order of the calamari-served hot and crispy-perfect! Make reservations - it gets very busy because Toma is great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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JaneG
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lasagna was very good indeed and the ahi tuna cones are always amazing.

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ColleenJ
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. We have dined at Toma several times over the past six years. The food has remained consistently good. We would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant.

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vipSueB
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toma is a favorite of ours! Food is always amazing (braized short ribs & seared scallops)
You can't go wrong with this restaurant!

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vipConnieB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calamari was amazing.. best salmon ever! Waiter was great!

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vipsbsally
Central Coast
51 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delight. Service professional and helpful, ambience warm and welcoming, quiet enough for easy conversation with still plenty of energy in the room. Very good cocktails were accompanied with dish of tasty fried olives. Nice wines available by the glass. My lasagna had delicate sheets of pasta with layers of flavorful meat and spinach filling. others enjoyed the sea bass special. This is definitely a Santa Barbara gem.

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vipCablovers
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Management and our server were very friendly, our meal was superb and our wine was luscious. All in all a fantastic evening. Would go back often if we lived there!

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Dave
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. A good ambiance. It is everything I expected but not more.

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DeanA
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service, and a bit expensive

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AlfioC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been back in 4 years . You are getting even better!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service and delicious food. The new patio was nice. We will be back again and again.

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JudyS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toma is our go-to favorite restaurant every time we come to SB for medical appts at Sansum. Everything is perfect from ambiance to cuisine and service. Intimate dining right on the harbor and within walking from our favorite stay CDMI.

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vipVictoria
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Santa Barbara! Amazing food, great service, five stars * !!!!

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ElyseA
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner at Toma. The ambience was very nice, beautiful greenery and candles on the tables. We dined outdoors and it was perfect weather. The food was very good. It wasn’t the most amazing food ever, but was good. Good portions for the price and we enjoyed our cocktails.

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MaxwellM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites in SB. Always amazing food and really great wait staff. Never misses.

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MRose3
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great ambiance and the very best service! Our waiter, David was absolutely amazing making my nieces birthday one we will never forget! Thank you

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SergioR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, our food was delicious! The scallops were amazing as well as the rigatoni. They had an excellent selection of wines and cocktails available. Our server I believe his name was Pierro, was very attentive and made excellent recommendations. Would highly recommend and will definitely be coming back my next trip to Santa Barbara.

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TrishB
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! Portion sizes were just right, the food tasted delicious, the service was stellar, and the lightning, ambience, and noise level was just right giving the feeling of an upscale but still quaint homely Italian restaurant.

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DanaA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommended for a special occasion or upscale meal.

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Margaret
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good local, weeknight choice. Welcoming service. Good value.

FAQs

Toma Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 3845 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.