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Aldo's Italian Restaurant

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1031 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2710
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Montrose, Colorado
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped in late one evening to get a quick dinner. Some of the servers weren't very happy to see us show up. I ordered gluten free pasta with plain marinara - neither were good at all. My husband ordered the ravioli with chicken. It had a bit of a sour flavor to it. We were both very hungry and... More 

Thank montrosehorse
Annapolis, Maryland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like Italian you will enjoy Aldos. The ambiance is excellent especially if you can sit outdoors. Food was great. Service was slowere than desired but ok. Just took a long time for drinks and food to arrive after placing orders (slow kitchen) One minor thing to note is that the garlic bread serving is small and not worth... More 

Thank MikeB5098
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place had to be hands down, the worst Italian restaurant I have ever been to. The chicken parm was burnt. The lasagne was greasy, and mushy. The worst part of the meal was the tomato sauce. It had so many spices, we almost vomited right then and there. On the plus side, Timothy the waiter was great. He even... More 

Thank John J
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here as part of a work trip, and was looking for somewhere simple and delicious after a long day. This didn't disappoint - the food was classic but good, and they also offered GF options which was great for me. Very helpful and warm staff, and a lovely little court yard to dine in. A solid choice!

Thank Nina F
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Went here as a couple for an Italian meal. Food was good however the service was slightly lacking. Prices higher than average which we found was okay due to the location, we sat outside in a lovely terraced area.

Thank Grant S
Scottsdale, Arizona
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168 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in and decided the patio was irresistable. It is lovely. The weather was perfect. Nice servers, but a little on the inattentive side. The food was average with nice portions and good flavor, but way too much sauce. Our food was swimming in pesto and bolognese. Not a good thing. I think this is an old standby that's... More 

Thank johnvback
northern California
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

A rainy Friday night and we were starving--the menu looked go so in we went. Seated promptly but then NOTHING happened--no menu, no drink orders, no bread. One of us had the salmon with pesto and mashed potatoes---very tasty. My Pumpkin ravioli with shrimp was flavorful, but the shrimp didn't seem to go with the rest of the dish--just 4... More 

Thank travelindoc2007
Carmel Valley, California
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant after checking they could cater for our daughters peanut allergy. They were so professional and friendly. The food was fantastic and there was no problem catering to any food allergy. Being European I like my meat super rare, Blue actually but most restaurants in the USA don't know what I mean when I ask for... More 

Thank Tricia B
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Aldo's delivers standard Italian fare and all the usual items you'd expect on an Italian menu. We've been twice and their waitstaff is friendly and helpful. The atmosphere, whether you are indoors or outdoors on the patio, is so lovely and comfortable. Especially good is the lasagna and the gnocchi; the fish is good, too.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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185 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

Four of us stopped in not knowing anything about this place. Nicely decorated, a courtyard to eat outside and the food was very good. Not homemade but, still delicious and the service was good.

Thank Rod V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Italian, Vegetarian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 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 - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1031 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2710
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-963-6687

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