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Via Maestra 42

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3343 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
805-569-6522
Today
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cozy Dinner

We had a very enjoyable dinner at this restaurant in early March. Nice soups, good bread, two excellent lasagna entrees. His meat, mine veg. We shared a dessert which was also very good. Nice attentive service and a comfortable atmosphere. All added up to a nice meal.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Goleta
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had a very enjoyable dinner at this restaurant in early March. Nice soups, good bread, two excellent lasagna entrees. His meat, mine veg. We shared a dessert which was also very good. Nice attentive service and a comfortable atmosphere. All added up to a nice meal.

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Vista, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We ate here for Sunday lunch - it is a busy, busy little restaurant, not pretentious but the service and the food were fantastic; basically we all ate far more than was good for us because it was so good! The location in a strip mall (which might put you off) but get over it because the food is awesome!!

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181 reviews 181 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a great little Italian restaurant. Did I say terrific staff? Yes, I did, terrific! We felt like we were appreciated and never ignored. Great food too, but I couldn't quite give it a gourmet quality 5-star. HIghly recommended!

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Atascadero, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The restaurant is small but inviting and the staff is friendly, The food is fresh and everything I have tried there has been quite good, The service was a little off on my last visit but overall it was still a very good dining experience,

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Crockett, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This little place is a delight. You will feel like you just stepped into a family run restaurant in Italy. Everything is fresh and really delicious. The pasta is never overcooked. My husband loves their squid ink pasta, but I am more traditional. Don't miss this place.

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Santa Barbara, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We dine here once in a while and this time only one meal out of five was acceptable. It was a weeknight, they were short staffed and needed more help. But that's not all. My son loves their lasagna bolognese and what they served tasted like they just microwaved/heated it. It was hot on top and warm in the middle,... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My wife and I had lunch at Via Maestra yesterday and it was a total success. The restaurant is located on upper State Street just past where Las Positas crosses over it. Not a very big place but has patio seating which is shaded and very cute. We went in to give our order and I saw something I had... More 

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Joshua Tree, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Kind of weird eating next to the local post office but if you can get past the exterior the food was awesome. Derek our waiter was super helpful. Let us taste the white wines to ensure we got the one we wanted to pair with our meals. The Salmon was cooked perfect. We will be back!

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Totnes
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We actually visited in May 2013. We had to queue for a seat (always a good sign) which gave us an opportunity to see the food being passed out from the kitchen. Not only do they have seating but the deli was mouth watering. Having only had airplane food we were desperate for food that would welcome us to the... More 

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Goleta, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

I have been here several times with family and friends and have never had a bad experience/meal! Our favorite is the mushroom ravioli...not always on the menu. I have been to Italy a few times and their food takes me back to the real deal. It is a small place, so if you go at peak times, be prepared to... More 

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Additional Information about Via Maestra 42

Address: 3343 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
Phone Number: 805-569-6522
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian, Delicatessen

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3343 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-569-6522

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm

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