Toma Restaurant & Bar

4.8
3549 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 3549 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Janet
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious as always and service was superb.

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Janine
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away inside next to a window. The service was spot on. I had a Tuscan Pear cocktail and loved it! Hubby had an Italian red wine which was excellent! We started with the grilled Romain salad, it was very tasty. I had the scallops, so delicious, I cleaned the plate! The pea risotto and grilled asparagus were great accompaniments! Hubby had the rigatoni w sausage, it was very good! They brought out a strawberry mouse with a candle for my birthday and we got a creme brûlée too! What a fantastic way to celebrate my birthday. Can’t wait to go back! Thanks Toma!!

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Elizabeths
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The food was outstanding , the wine list was reasonable and the service was very good. Highly recommend this restaurant

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PeteD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service was exceptional, our server, Cullen, was incredible!

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JJMILLER
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous dinner at TOMA restaurant during our one night stay in Santa Barbara. Would recommend this Italian restaurant to anyone staying in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Foodjunkie
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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LesAndIb
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant dinner—even on busy Cabrillo Drive!!

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LisaT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 5 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
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Thank you!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 5 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 6 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
21 reviews
Dined 6 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
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipCalifgirl
Atlanta
37 reviews
Dined 6 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
4 reviews
Dined 6 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
8 reviews
Dined 7 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
22 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
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
22 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the outside space was super relaxing!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a stellar evening

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vipshare
Central Coast
75 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
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
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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stephaniec
San Francisco
44 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
10 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
2 reviews
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
38 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
6 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
5 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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Avedog
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for a birthday dinner with family. It's been a long time since I've had service this good. Friendly, but not overbearing. Timely, but not rushed. He made the evening better.
The food was very good. Really liked the charred Romaine salad. Pastas could have used a bit more flavor in my opinion, but home made and top notch. Great desert as well.
Wine list was complete without being over saturated. Also not too expensive as restaurants go.

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DeborahW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toma never disappoints. The food is excellent, wait staff friendly, and the setting is lovely.

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MrWonderful
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Santa Barbara, love the owners and their over the top taste in food

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
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
San Francisco
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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luvtoeat
New York Area
9 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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vipBebe
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Must commend the manager that evening for his warm welcome and attentiveness. Bravo!
Lamb chops were incredible.

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vipjoGee
Los Angeles
13 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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PatriciaT
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our meal. Wait staff was excellent. Was our first time at this restaurant but it will not be our last. Excellent meal, the best we had the whole weekend.

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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!!!

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 3549 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.