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Ca' Dario Ristorante Italiano

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37 E Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2605 (Anacapa)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A restaurant used mainly by locals but very welcoming to tourists . Great ambience, very friendly & helpful staff,wonderful & varied menu & most importantly marvellous tasty food .

1 Thank peterc2752
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent reviews caused us to walk the few blocks to this small but lovely restaurant. Their signature dish-innovative ravioli ias not to be missed. The manager urged us to share as an appetizer their signature ravioli dish so we could sample other dishes as well. How right she was. Everything we had was perfectly proportioned and delicious. Also an excellent... More 

1 Thank andrew r
Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Cold non-fresh bread. So-so and slow service. Very, very salty food. Overall both my husband and I were really disappointed in this restaurant, and we will not be returning. Santa Barbara has better Italian restaurants to offer.

Thank sharonleann
Laguna Beach, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This is a lovely little Italian restaurant with beautiful ambiance. We were extended a warm and welcome greeting upon entering. Our food was fresh and delicious! The service is excellent and everyone in our party was impressed! I can't wait to drive back up the coast and come again.

1 Thank J S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

I drove up from San Diego and knew I was getting in late, so I looked for a restaurant that might be open until at least 10:00 pm, which they were. I called to see if I could get a reservation around 9:30. The woman was very pleasant and told me that no reservation was needed and to just come... More 

1 Thank Drillysunk
Santa Barbara, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is, and always has been a restaurant of very good Italian food. The bread has a cheese flavor and the entries are excellent. The one demerit is the seating. Too close together, limited tables for two. Feels a little like eating in New York. Service tends to be too industrial: get them in and out. Understand this based upon... More 

1 Thank Joel A
San Diego
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

was in SB for graduation yesterday - dinner at 7:30 for 3 - excellent reception, service and food like the 10 times before - the swordfish app was so so but the mussels, clam and shrimp tiny cioppino app was fantastic - can't get enough of that tomato soup - my terra cotta baked chicken was heaven - fantastic -... More 

1 Thank Chergesheimer
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We went to this restaurant to celebrate graduation at UCSB. We had such a good time here. We had made reservations, so there was no wait. Our group had spinach ravioli in butter sage sauce, halibut, quail, and penne alla boscaiola. Everyone loved their meal. One mother stood up and toasted her graduated daughter. Everyone clapped and cheered for them.... More 

1 Thank mkj123
Austin, Texas
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Ca'Dario was recommended to us by friends who visit SB frequently. This is their favorite spot in SB, and now it is ours. I had the ravioli which had a cream sauce containing sage. It was to die for! I apologize for not writing this review sooner, and now I have forgotten what the names of the dishes were. Bottom... More 

1 Thank Lisa B
Santa Barbara, California
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

What can you say when it's all good? We were four with early reservations and left very satisfied with the service, food and wine. Give the Zitti a go if you enjoy a nice spicy after glow. Very enjoyable evening.

1 Thank happyone111

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 E Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2605
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-884-9419

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