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Via Maestra 42

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

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 34
    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
authentic Italian food in a cafe atmosphere

Loved this place. Seats inside and out, call for availability, reminds me of a place where locals who know their stuff would go. Unpretentious location, wonderful pastas. The salmon with vodka sauce was really wonderful. Very friendly and entertaining server, nice wine list leaning toward... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
KenSanFrancisco
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Los Angeles, California
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Loved this place. Seats inside and out, call for availability, reminds me of a place where locals who know their stuff would go. Unpretentious location, wonderful pastas. The salmon with vodka sauce was really wonderful. Very friendly and entertaining server, nice wine list leaning toward Italian.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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107 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I had a delightful breakfast here and even got to meet the owner. Yes as you can imagine he is Italian, the food is Italian, the deco is Italian and the vibe is Italian too. I had eggs for breakfast with egg plant and bread on the side, the cornetto were also very good and the cappuccino well done. There... More 

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Morristown NJ USA
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Was in a strip mall asking for dinner recommendations. Told to go to a "small Italian restaurant around corner."Thank you!! Great seafood salad, pasta with sausage in red sauce, flat noodles with scallops in white wine sauce. The equal to New York / New Jersey Italian. The only drawback? Limited outside seating. Go there!

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This restaurant was brought to our attention by our son-in-law. He loves it because the staff is amazingly friendly and the Italian food is absolutely excellent. We always go there for breakfast on Saturday mornings when we are in town. The Cappuccino is perfect. Our favorite breakfast dish is Bongiorno Adrianna! Please try it if you go to Via!

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Santa Ynez, California
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This charming & friendly little deli/restaurant has really really fresh pasta and ingredients. There is not much room to move around, the tables & chairs are diminutive, but the food is YUMMY! I've had several pasta dishes here and you can never go wrong with these. For lunch once I had their Modena sandwich with sopressata, goat cheese & smoked... More 

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Goleta
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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USA
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181 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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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