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Date
Wed, 4/25
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7:00 PM
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Toma Restaurant & Bar

4.7
2072 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Toma Restaurant and Bar is the new 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Dinner

Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(805) 962-0777
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nat Ely
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Castillo Street
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, View, Wine
What 2072 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

My husband and I enjoy dining at Toma whenever we are in Santa Barbara. The ambience is lovely, the service is superb and the food is especially delicious. I would highly recommend it for any occasion.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

So good, starting with the deep fried, stuffed with blue cheese,olives
Pasta all homemade.
Olive oil cake is to die from pleasure.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent across the board. Probably the best rack of lamb I’ve ever enjoyed! 🍷

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Great restaurant, one of our favorites in SB. Food is to die for. My only disappointment was that we were celebrating our anniversary and although other tables got a little pastry with a candle on it for their celebration, we did not. Not a big deal. Everything else was fabulous. Highly recommend Toma!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Always great food! Love the good service, and walking distance from the Marina and Hotels.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

We have been to this restaurant a few times. Every visit was very good until the last. Food quality had dropped considerably especially given the prices. Service and wait staff were still excellent.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We were visiting from Austin, TX and after 4 days in the area, voted Toma hands down our favorite! The foods was creative and divine, squash blossoms were outstanding and btw...rare to find! Scallops, Rack of Lamb and fish of the day were all epicurean delights.
Wish we lived closer to return often. YUM!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

One of the best restaurants in California. We drive to Santa Barbara from Los Angeles to have dinner there! Never disappointing!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Always constant, always good, never lets down!
Just a great experience!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful experience— excellent service and outstanding food. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Toma is always our "go to" place for a special occasion. Wonderful food, great service and a nice ambiance - one of our favorite restaurants in Santa Barbara! Try the grilled Romaine salad for a starter - so good that you'll want to use the bread to "sop up" every last bit of the tasty dressing! And, the olives they serve before the meal are delicious! We always enjoy our dinner here - a special treat! We've had Cullen as our waiter the last couple of times we've been to Toma - always awesome service!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Excellent as always.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

The service and food are so very good every time we go to Toma. The owner is on site greeting and overseeing everything. The chicken is fabulous and so are the ahi taco starters!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Delightful restaurant serving a menu of tried and tested high quality dishes accompanied by a wide choice of wines. Extremely busy and very popular. Advance booking recommended. The service standards, from an excellent staff and the sophisticated ambience would not be out of place in any upscale location, despite which there is very reasonable pricing.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

My birthday was made extra special because everything was perfect. The service, food and atmosphere were great.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

The black spaghetti was amazing!!! Our service was amazing. Reservations is a must for this place....as it gets pretty busy really quick.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

I always love my dinners at Toma, and happily have referred my friends to go there. I am extremely hard of hearing and am always happy when I can join in with conversations with my friends and family. I have in the past requested to be seated at either tables 40 or 41 (along side of the wall) near the end of the bar. This seems to work best for me. This time this request was not honored and we were seated at the other side of the restaurant against the wall, and, although we could hear well at first, it became increasingly more difficult once the tables near us were filled. As always everyone was most gracious and we enjoyed our meal----although we were unable to engage in any kind of a conversation. A pity because my sister lives in New York and we rarely get these opportunities to have fun dinners together.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

I love Toma we eat here every time we visit Santa Barbara, always great food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Excellent - Have had dinner at Toma many times and the food and service are always wonderful

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We were in Santa Barbara for the weekend to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary. It was a very lovely, intimate setting across from the beach. Our drink recommendations were great (golden gate and a play on an old fashion). We ordered the sashimi cones that everyone recommends. And it was good... silly kinda presentation but delicious nonetheless!! (so it doesn’t matter how it comes!)
I ordered the gnocchi with shrimp and husband ordered the scallops and lobster mash. Everything was so delicious and tasty and rich!! We really wanted to try the oil cake but I couldn’t stop eating our main course, so I was a little too full to enjoy. Next time!

*I guess the only advice I could give to those looking to really feel like they are celebrating a special event, do not expect anything (even if you might have made notes in your invitation) I had made reservations noting our 10 yr anniversary at toma and bouchon and it wasn’t recognized at all at toma, but the hostess at bouchon greeted us warmly mentioning our anniversary and made us feel really welcomed with a perfectly placed table romantically decorated and they had a personal note congratulating us on our special evening signed by the owners, chef etc.

We would most definitely come back to Toma though! The food was excellent!!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We've been wanting to go to Toma for several years. We finally were able to work out a time. LOVED it!!!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We discovered Toma's a few years ago after staying next door in a motel. What a surprise! We eat here every time we head north to N. Cal to visit family and make this a mandatory stop for great food and wonderful service!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great place far special date or hanging out with good friends. You can't beat the food.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

This is my second time at this restaurant and overall it was a good experience. My disappointment was I felt that, even though I had indicated the special occasion I was celebrating (an anniversary), the restaurant did little to acknowledge it; my wife and I were given a seat right adjacent to another couple, back next to the bar. When I asked about an open table in a nicer location, I was told it was for someone else (who did not show up for at least 15 minutes later). Also, at the end of the meal, no complimentary desert was offered (the desert I ordered did come with a candle). I recognize that restaurants are not obligated to provide this type of service but it would have been a nice touch to make the evening special. The food was terrific and those serving were very good. However, I think next time I may take my special event elsewhere.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Waited too long to get service to start with. Also throughout the whole meal service was slow.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

this is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. we always feel so welcome
and we love that we know most of the staff as they are so friendly and knowledgable on the wine and the menu
you won't be disappointed..

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Wonderful food, service and atmosphere! The perfect place to celebrate our anniversary! Our waiter went above and beyond! His recommendations for both wine and food were in spot! Can’t wait to return!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We love this place. The food and staff was outstanding. The ambiance was lovely. We went for our 34 year wedding anniversary...so glad we did.
Thank you Tomas for outstanding service.
Highly recommend!

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Traditional Italian- large plates. Plating could be better to make more visually appealing. Sauce for rigatoni was soupy. Nice server and romantic.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

All good, as always.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

One of our favorites

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We had a superior dining experience. Appetizers, soup, entrées, desserts were all perfectly prepared. Service was outstanding. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Always great at Tomas

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Food, ambience and service were great! Loved it! It was a special birthday for my husband and we were all very pleased!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Went with my two adult daughters to celebrate their birthdays. We had a lovely meal and two bottles of wine from their extensive list. The waiter was friendly and just the right combo of attentive but not annoying. They were nice enough to let us linger without rushing us out the door when we finished our meal, even tho the restaurant was pretty busy.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We come to Toma every time we visit town with our daughter at UCSB. This is a very special restaurant for us as it was our first Santa Barbara restaurant and also our favorite!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We invited friends to come and have a nice dinner with us. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Tuna Cone appetizer is always a great way to start the evening. We have always had great service and outstanding meals here.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Just simply, great!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food and wine were delicious, prepared perfectly.
Our table was ready upon arrival.
The ambiance is elegant, cozy, and welcoming.
The staff were polite, attentive and kind.
A tasty dessert was offered in honor of our anniversary- a sweet and appreciated touch.

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