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All 442 Santa Barbara Restaurants

Aldo's Italian Restaurant

1031 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2710
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Ranked #187 of 442 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Price range: $10 - $30
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Vegan, Vegetarian, Californian
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

With a large number of restaurants on State Street, we decided to eat in Aldos, because the open air seating. The atmosphere was relaxed, the staff pleasant and welcoming, the food of a high standard. I would eat here again without hesitation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Nice atmosphere, nice food. We liked the crab cakes and the iron steak very much. Good service too! A great non-mexican option here in San Barbara!

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Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The gentleman playing the harp in the outdoor seating area was what drew us to this restaurant. I wish we had kept walking. The music was very nice, but he took a break for half an hour. Honestly, he was the only redeeming part of this place. First, the bathroom is in the kitchen, literally. You have to walk through... More

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Manchester, England
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We were in Santa Barbara for just one night and needed somewhere close to the hotel for an evening meal for 2 adults and 2 kids aged 14 and 10. This was a great choice, all meals were very good, service was excellent and atmosphere pleasant. We would recommend.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We stopped for a light lunch. DH had a shrimp and scallop appetizer with puttanesca sauce - he said it was wonderful. He even mopped the sauce with bread. I had a chicken Caesar salad, Very good nice dressing and freshly cooked chicken breast. There was a sign that water is served only on request. It was a hot day... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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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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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