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.
So good, starting with the deep fried, stuffed with blue cheese,olives
Pasta all homemade.
Olive oil cake is to die from pleasure.
Excellent across the board. Probably the best rack of lamb I’ve ever enjoyed! 🍷
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!
Always great food! Love the good service, and walking distance from the Marina and Hotels.
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.
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!
One of the best restaurants in California. We drive to Santa Barbara from Los Angeles to have dinner there! Never disappointing!
Always constant, always good, never lets down!
Just a great experience!
Wonderful experience— excellent service and outstanding food. Highly recommend!
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!
Excellent as always.
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!
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.
My birthday was made extra special because everything was perfect. The service, food and atmosphere were great.
The black spaghetti was amazing!!! Our service was amazing. Reservations is a must for this place....as it gets pretty busy really quick.
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.
I love Toma we eat here every time we visit Santa Barbara, always great food and service.
Excellent - Have had dinner at Toma many times and the food and service are always wonderful
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!!
We've been wanting to go to Toma for several years. We finally were able to work out a time. LOVED it!!!
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!
Great place far special date or hanging out with good friends. You can't beat the food.
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.
Waited too long to get service to start with. Also throughout the whole meal service was slow.
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..
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!
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.
Traditional Italian- large plates. Plating could be better to make more visually appealing. Sauce for rigatoni was soupy. Nice server and romantic.
All good, as always.
One of our favorites
We had a superior dining experience. Appetizers, soup, entrées, desserts were all perfectly prepared. Service was outstanding. We will be back.
Always great at Tomas
Food, ambience and service were great! Loved it! It was a special birthday for my husband and we were all very pleased!
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.
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!
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.
Just simply, great!
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.