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California Pasta

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811 State St, Ste B, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3246
+1 805-899-0031
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a good selection of pasta dishes at a great price. I love eating here when I am in the downtown area. So many choices and if they don;t have what you want on the menu, they will try to make something you are craving.

Thank meanmachine439
Beverly Hills
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Very small restaurant with pasta that has BIG flavor. The seating is limited and somewhat uncomfortable yet the pasta is amazing and the portions were generous. I really enjoyed Cajun Shrimp Pasta accompanied by tasty garlic bread. The price is really good also. My next visit will most definitely be take out especially since you have to place your own... More 

Thank lusciouslee
Santa Clarita, California
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

I just started a new job in Santa Barbara so I have been searching for new lunch spots. I stopped here and had chicken fettuccine . Service was quick, staff was friendly . The fettuccine was not as garlicky as I like, maybe next time I will ask for more. The food portion was decent, cost was med. The atmosphere... More 

Thank Dave K
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

This was our first night in Santa Barbara, wanted something quick but somewhat healthy. Had the Cajun Shrimp Pasta.....so good! There were plenty of shrimp. ..definitely a plus. Just the right amount of spices. Service was quick, friendly staff not too pricey.

Thank Brassil B
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Happened upon this while walking round Santa Barbara and fancied a late lunch. Just an honest eat in or takeaway place but the Santa Barbara Spicy Shrimp Linguine I had was delicious! Good quality ingredients and lots of flavour in a generous portion for $11.50. Can't fault it for what it was and would definitely recommend if you want a... More 

Thank Nick L
Olivier D, Owner at California Pasta, responded to this review

Thanks Nick. We really appreciate your comments. More 

Santa Barbara, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 28, 2016

I have been coming to CP about once a week for the past 2 years that I have been living in Santa Barbara. I've tried pretty much everything on the menu and have never been disappointed. Staff are friendly, service is quick, food is great tasting and the meal portions are perfect - I don't ever leave hungry. It's also... More 

1 Thank Zena76
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Popped in here with a friend on a whim and we split a Cajun chicken avocado sandwich and the Santa Barbara shrimp pasta. Both were super rich and had a nice Cajun kick. Definitely will come back when I'm driving through town.

Thank Winchel Y
Isla Vista, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2016

One of my favorite spots to eat in Santa Barbara! The service is fast, the employees are the nicest, and the food is delicious. If you are looking for quality food at an affordable price, this is definitely the spot. Their garlic breads and pastas are to die for. You will not be disappointed!

1 Thank Brianna L
Versailles, France
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

We stopped for a quick lunch, whilst visiting SB. The service at the counter was quick and efficient, the food was excellent and as is normal for America, enormous portions. We had a Classic tuna sandwich, a Greek salad, a kids Alfredo and a Cajun chicken linguine, add 3x bottles of San P and 1x normal water, the total bill... More 

Thank drewbbb
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Came down from NorCal because my sisters wanted to do some shopping on SB (dragged along, a different story). SB is great, but as a foodie I haven't had the best experience in SB. Enter California Pasta. All I can say is wow. This is one of the few destinations I dictated on this trip and it did no disappoint.... More 

1 Thank Sam R
Olivier D, Owner at California Pasta, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Means a lot to all of us ! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 811 State St, Ste B, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3246
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-899-0031

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?