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Ca' Dario Ristorante Italiano

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37 E Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2605 (Anacapa)
805-884-9419
Today
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful food and atmosphere

We really enjoyed this little Italian place for dinner. Authentic food, and super great about splitting the bill for a large party. Well priced and well located.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
ambercoart
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Brooklyn, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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664 reviews 664 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
481 helpful votes 481 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Truly authentic Italian meal. The clam and mussel in white wine and garlic is magnificent with a hint of garlic that is not overpowering. The right amount of chilli to spice it up but not too spicy. The pasta was cooked aldente. The bolognaise sauce was superb. The pillows with spinach and ricotta were amazing. Prices are competitive but won't... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Food was Amazing!!! Excellent Wine Selection and the Service was Superb!!! Highly highly recommend getting a reservation-but definitely worth it!

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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We really enjoyed this little Italian place for dinner. Authentic food, and super great about splitting the bill for a large party. Well priced and well located.

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Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

After a long day of winery touring we were looking for a nice dinner, our hotel recommended Ca'Dario. It was a easy walk from the Spanish Garden Inn and we were lucky to be seated without reservations. The food was wonderful and my husband's steak was one of the largest cuts of meat we have ever seen, there wasn't a... More 

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Nara, Japan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Santa Barbara has as many four or five Italian restaurants on every block in places, and the level of many of them is high. But this is the favorite of those in the know, I think, for the originality of its dishes, superb desserts you'll find nowhere else, and even ravioli made as you will find it nowhere else. The... More 

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Aliso Viejo, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Our family of four stumbled on to this authentic, small neighborhood restaurant purely by accident. While in Samta Barbara, we vowed to only eat at non-chain cafe/restaurants. We strayed off of State streets amd found this little jewel. The place is small. There is no bar although you can get cocktails, wine, and beerr.We were lucky to get an open... More 

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Calabasas, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

By far the BEST spinach/cheese ravioi with sage butter sauce. Can't leave Santa Barbara with a visit here. It is consistently delicious! Wish I downloaded my photos already - have a great photo of this ravioi. It is superb - Italy comes to Santa Barbara! Don't hesitate! YUM! Love that the restaurant is open all day so lunch or dinner... More 

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Oakland, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We enjoyed our dinner at Ca'Dario. Husband, son, and I ordered and shared the Florentine steak, grilled salmon, and ravioli in brown butter. All were good though a bit salty in my view. However, husband and son felt that the seasoning was correct so it may have been a matter of taste. We also liked the white asparagus wrapped in... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Been here so many times and each time the service is the extreme opposite; from extraordinary to pathetic. This last time horrible! Never even got a server albeit I did order from the hostess as I always get the same thing; their steak and a glass of wine, which are amazing by the way! But was completely ignored. Where's the... More 

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London
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77 reviews 77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We were lucky enough to eat here on Friday evening. The restaurant was very busy with customers spilling out onto the pavement waiting to be seated. It is a very cosy restaurant and the tables are quite close together creating a bustling atmosphere. The food is fresh and super tasty. My husband had the rack of lamb which was mouth... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37 E Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2605
    (Anacapa)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-884-9419

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?