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Ca' Dario Ristorante Italiano

37 E Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2605
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Ranked #74 of 454 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Price range: $31 - $35
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Anacapa
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Santa Barbara, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This is the best italian restaurant in the Santa Barbara area for food and service. The only downside is the close (extremely close!!) seating and the noise level of too many people in too small a space. Having said that, if you are a foodie, then the seating will not be as important as the great quality of the food.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Highlight of our dining experience in Santa Barbara area. Service was prompt and friendly, the bolognese was as good as any I've ever had in New York or Chicago. Parking was not nearly as much trouble as I'd been led to believe. Very cozy, romantic dining.

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Rockford, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Every time I visit Santa Barbara, I alway try to visit Ca' Dario. It's a great local restaurant right down town SB. Because it's small and very popular, I found it always busy. The food and atmosphere are amazing. I will definitely will go there every time I'm in SB. Always a treat!

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Manchester, Vermont
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The staff was friendly and accommodating. The food was delicious and brought me back to Italy and the wonderful meals that we have had there. Wine was good too!

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We were welcomed by the hostess and sat at a table for two. The restaurant is small and can be loud if crowded. It appeared to be a local rather than tourist crowd, with many of the guests knowing each other. We received bread at our table on arrival. It was hot, fresh and served with olive oil. We both... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I don't know about you, but returning (again and again in this case) to a favorite eatery can put me into a skeptical frame of mind...enroute to the Ca' Dario NPR was broadcasting a story featuring a TED talk about the 'paradox of choices,' that too many choices can freak a person out. The secret, according to the TED dude,... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We were impressed with the Yelp reviews, so decided to try this restaurant. The tables were TINY. They crammed 3 people at tables that were barely large enough to seat 2. We were bumping chairs with the table behind us. It was 5:15 in the afternoon, and the restaurant was only half full, so not sure why they felt the... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We had a great dinner at Ca' Dario on Saturday evening. The restaurant consists of two very small rooms, with tables close together, and is quite lively (aka not quiet). Seems to be very popular with locals. The service was good, and, most important, the food was delicious. Would definitely dine here again!

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Redondo Beach, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

the food was of good quality. It was just swimming in oil. If you don't mind that, then you will like this place. Of course, it could be just the things we ordered. We ordered the antipasto della casa and it was very oily. It only had 2 pieces of cured meat in it. We spoke to the waiter, who... More 

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Ventura, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Food, (Risotto), was fantastic and would definitely recommend it. The service and staff were attentive and will definitely go again.

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Additional Information about Ca' Dario Ristorante Italiano

Address: 37 E Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2605
Phone Number: 805-884-9419
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 35
Cuisine: Italian

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