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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
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 94
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 22
    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
Most recent review
Fabulous, Fabulous, Fabulous

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Aj2509
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London
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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182 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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calgary
Top Contributor
228 reviews 228 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Ca'Dario is not to be missed when you visit Santa Barbara. I am so glad friends recommended it to us. It is a very cozy intimate place with very good service and friendly knowledgeable waitstaff. Not being so familiar with Italian wines, our waiter recommended a lovely red wine. We started with a shared appetizer of the grilled white asparagus... More 

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Irvine, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Just off the busy State Street, in a small, busy, friendly, first-rate Italian restaurant, three of us enjoyed Rib Eye steak, OssoBucco, and Veal Chop. While tables are small and close together, the atmosphere is fun, the service great, and the food a delight. Not a lot of tourists, which always tells you it's a good choice as it's the... More 

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California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Drool. Just thinking about this place makes me drool. Atmosphere is perfect for a data spot- very cozy, intimate and with good lighting. But the food...holy moly! I had a spicy ziti dish and it was extremely delicious. My boyfriend had the ravioli which I tried and almost had an out of body experience. Not even joking. I thought it... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

I can always count on Cadario for a really good pasta and fun atmosphere. Seemingly always bustling, this place is a locals favorite. The service is always on point. Not necessarily the best Italian food ever but it is always consistently very good. My favorite pasta dish is the spaghetti with clams. Classic Italian pasta, fresh and simple.

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?