Toma Restaurant & Bar

4.8
3353 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 3353 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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maryh
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious dinner - we started with the ahi tuna cones - yum! And then my husband
and I split an arugula salad and lasagne. Everything was delicious.

The best part of the evening besides the company was our waiter who
did an amazing job. Not sure of his name but I think it was Peter.

DB
vipDebB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We commend all these restaurants for creating a lovely ambience outside....they are making it work during Covid restrictions. Dinner was delicious, wait staff was friendly, and enough heaters around us to keep us comfortable in the November nighttime temperature !

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vipBarbaraS
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was great. Heaters worked well and kept you warm! We will be back.

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vipTRANCEPORTER
Central Coast
42 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, constant and delicious! Piero enhanced the experience complimenting the high quality of the food.by delivering professional service.

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PennyC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grilled octopus is awesome and so is gnocchi and desserts are fabulous too. Everything and everyone was just wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!! My favorite place. The best

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vipGoldie
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My favorite 'go to' restaurant in Santa Barbara. The food is just excellent. Perfectly prepared and lovely presentations and the staff is happy to serve. Prices on mains and specials are a bit on the high side, but the quality is there. This was my 2nd time in three weeks eating here and will definitely go or round three in a few weeks. The beef short ribs melt in your mouth and the pasta is al dente. The warm romaine salad is a really nice take on a cassaer but with more flair. Excellent wine list as well.

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vipjohnalex
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is great as always. Serfas slipping.

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MitziF
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it. Great food, wonderful service. Would definitely go back.

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ReneeS
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent. I had the scallops and my husband had the short ribs. The service was so-so unfortunately. It felt very safe with hand sanitizer at every table and outdoor dining. I would recommend this restaurant.

JD
vipJenniferD
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, wine, & service! The hamachi crudo special was delicious and beautifully plated. The grilled romaine salad was a great choice if you want to get some “greens”in. The lasagne was delicious and a big portion for 2 to share. It was my first experience dining there and I would definitely return. Cheers!

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LindaE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Delicious food and well presented. Service at all levels was terrific. Dined during COVID and they were very aware and sensitive to the situation. Would definitely eat here again. Have already recommended to several friends who live and/or travel in Santa Barbara.

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DaveS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a very enjoyable experience celebrated her birthday and our wedding anniversary all in one night. Had a great time food was fantastic people were great look forward to coming back and enjoying another meal.

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vipFoody
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just all around outstanding!

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Newf
Key West
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In this insane times, Toma was a wonderful sanctuary! Food, as usual, was excellent, the service staff wonderful and the ambience delightful!

Thanks!!!

DK
DouglasK
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My family from the East Coast was in town and everyone loved it!

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AdamK
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and service. Very nice for a date and I will surely come again.

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WilliamF
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magical experience. The outside tables and lighting have transformed the area into a beautiful dining experience.

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CathyR
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toma continues to serve good portions and the flavor of the entree(s) are always delicious. The butternut squash soup is so yummy! We can't wait to go back again.

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Klynn
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were top notch! We had the calamari, braised short rib and black spaghetti and the warm chocolate torte. All amazing! Better than Bouchon and Lucky’s by far!

DC
DavidC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the circumstances the ambience was charming, service was great and we thoroughly enjoyed the food and wine.

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Boulderado
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
67 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience on our 30th Anniversary! Staff was wonderful in accommodating us and the food is fantastic!

Shout out to George who went out of his way to take care of us!

JC
JimC
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal. The scallops, lasagna and desert put us over the top. One of SB's gems.

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vipLauraL88
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner here on our honeymoon and it ended up bring our favorite meal! The menu is incredible. We got the swordfish and the gnocchi with rock shrimp.

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MichelleA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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food4wine
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Good attention by personal. Wine list very good. Clean not crowded. Good distance. Everybody was wearing masks

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal out in a long time. Best salmon I’ve ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Never been treated worse. The GM was horrible to our party- rude to the point of hatred. I found out the next day she told one of my employee “go somewhere where they accept your kind”. Five of my employees left after hearing the GM say this (proud of them). Not knowing that, I complained to the staff about her on a separate issue and they responded “we get that complaint a lot”. Advice: If you don’t like what you do, go find something you enjoy. I’m ashamed to have eaten here.

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LaurenJ
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing! I’ve been waiting for years to make it in here to eat and the worst was totally worth it! My mouth is watering from just thinking about it.

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vipDavidMcK
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must try is the Tuna Cones appetizer! We have tried most everything on the menu and loved it all. Save room for an awesome dessert!

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vipParkers
Central Coast
32 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the roasted chicken dish. Very moist and cooked to perfection. Typically I never order chicken out because its either under or overcooked. No so here.

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DinerInSantaBarbara
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just lovely! Fantastic food, wonderful wine selection. Great service... wonderful time with special friends. Thank you!

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AlineR
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant it self was cute and very quaint. Coming from LA I was a little surprised that they were serving inside, but all tables were spaced out and service seemed very on point.
Our server Piero was very sweet and knowledgeable.
Both me and my friend got the Swordfish that was on special. It was cooked to perfection!!!!!
The Tuna come was delicious, very well balanced in flavor!!!
The olive cake we had for dessert was warm and tasteful.
I loved our experience and I would totally go back whenever I'm back in town!!
Great job!!

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winelover
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food has been consistently well prepared the past couple years now.
Great ambience inside, however outside seating is adjacent to a busy street.
Service always good.

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CherryC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant was excellent! Every dish we got was just phenomenal! I was like, how good can a sushi cone be? Wow, mind blown! Octopus dish and scallops were cooked to perfection. Rigatoni, we almost licked the plate because it was THAT good. Ambience was very nice. We were seated by the windows. To be able to see the outdoor dining area and the inside lighting made it even more romantic. Our server, Collin was superb! I can't wait to go back and try the lasagna and the squid ink pasta.

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lindsayP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toma is always very consistent in all areas that make a restaurant great!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner here to celebrate a birthday with a group of 5. Everything we ordered was delicious and the service was great. We were seated outside along a main road, but it wasn’t too loud or disruptive to our meal. They also have lots of heaters outside so it was comfortable. Would come back here in a heartbeat!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and creative food

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 3353 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.