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Aldo's Italian Restaurant

1031 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2710
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Ranked #186 of 454 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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Melbourne, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a cute place and the service was fine. The food was average. I ordered the warm seafood salad which was nice but there was SO much salad and very little seafood. My husband ordered the linguini marinara with meatballs (this was after the waiter said that the marinara sauce is only a sauce). This was also nice but... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Succulent and served hot, the seared local halibut was an absolute treat, and perhaps the best restaurant halibut I have ever eaten. I've eaten at Aldo's several times and each time I was happy with my meal, but this time, it was truly delightful. This was our New Year's Eve meal and we ate on the patio. Although it was... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We stop here every trip to SB. Great for lunch or dinner. So far, not a bad dish from everything we ordered. If the weather permits, sit outside and people watch!

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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

If you're looking for a well made Raviolli at State Street and don't want to spend all your travel budget on a lunch/dinner, Aldo is the right choice. The Raviolli Rosa costs something around $12 and is delicious! My mom had the Fetuccini a Carbonara and she was amazed too. The service is excellent and the music in the house... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This used to be such a great spot, but Aldo's seems have started cutting corners. From the bread they served to the sauce on my pasta, nothing tasted fresh. A shame too because the location is pretty sweet. But, like other locals who wonder what happened, I won't be returning.

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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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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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Additional Information about Aldo's Italian Restaurant

Address: 1031 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2710
Phone Number: 805-963-6687
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Vegan, Vegetarian, Californian

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