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Aldo's Italian Restaurant

1031 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2710
805-963-6687
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Ranked #176 of 439 restaurants in Santa Barbara
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Vegan, Vegetarian, Californian
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My husband and I stumbled upon this restaurant while strolling State Street, and were very impressed. Service was impeccable, food delicious. I had the Japanese Pumpkin Ravioli with Shrimp and it was to die for! Crab cakes, Caesar salad, bread, and my husband's entree were all delicious as well. Atmosphere was quaint and relaxing, we enjoyed it very much!

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Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

With so many great restaurants to chose from in Santa Barbara, don't waste your time here. Pasta was mushy and salmon was "swimming" in its sauce.

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Mill Valley, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We happened on Aldo's while strolling State Street. So many restaurants to choose from, it was our good fortune to find this one. Three of us in the family - each enjoyed our different entrées. We especially appreciated such an extensive menu available late afternoon - not technically lunch time or dinner time. A special treat is the BLT pizza... More

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West Sussex
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We were walking to the beach and realised it was just too far so stopped here and ate on the terrace - what a find! The food was absolutely delicious and very reasonably priced. The waiting staff were brilliant too, would highly recommend.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

It was okay. Nothing great at all. The linguini & meatballs was unimpressive. The ravioli rosa was meh. The bread was stale, just as I read in another review here. Definitely won't be going back.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

My wife and I had lunch here on Easter sunday. Hummus with pita was the best appotizer I had in a long time. Outstanding! Lunch was just as impressive. Service was great and prices are reasonable for SB.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Hubby and I had dinner and it was so good! He had spaghetti and meatballs. He said these were the best meatballs he's ever had. I had Ravioli Chicken Smoked Cheese Ravioli in Cilantro Pesto Sauce with Pine Nuts & Tomatoes. Omg so good!

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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I would not have fed the Caprese salad or their pizza to my dog. Total crap. No atmosphere and terrible wait staff. How do places like this stay in business? Waste of time and MONEY! Don't go.

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London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Good Italian cuisine. Reasonably priced with good service. Not much atmosphere and food presentation lacked a little.

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5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We were very much impressed by the many vegetarian choices we had. Our entrees were served beautifully and the originality really shows. They could make a few tweaks to make it better though! Complementary bread & olive oil dip: The dip is delicious! The bread was average, soft but hard to pull apart. Our picks: Whole Roasted Garlic: This appetizer... More

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