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Via Maestra 42

3343 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
+1 805-569-6522
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“gelato” (34 reviews)
“pumpkin ravioli” (11 reviews)
“vongole” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3343 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

I'd been wanting to eat here for years, but the location in a strip mall had put me off. I was finally invited to meet my daughter here for lunch and was mad at myself for not trying it sooner. If I ignored the ugly...More

Thank ruhskis
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

We went to this restaurant based upon all the great reviews. We were extremely disappointed. We have had great Italian all over the world: Italy, France, Spain, New Zealand, Australia, Austria, Germany as well as many places all over the US. To be kind, this...More

1  Thank USNA70
Reviewed March 21, 2018

One of the best meals ever. Good service, fair prices. The indoor & outdoor spaces are very limited, so you need reservations for dinner.

Thank joe D
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

Excellent meal. Good server. Great wine choice. Pasta done to perfection. Penne bolognaise. Ravioli with cream sauce. Outdoor seating comfortable

Thank Nlenigma
Reviewed March 6, 2018

One of Santa Barbara's treasures, this small Italian trattoria and grocery is a gem. It can fill up fast and you may expect a wait, but the wait staff try hard and know what they are doing. The food is authentic, wonderful and a very...More

1  Thank expectquality1942
Reviewed February 24, 2018

I cam here with my elderly mom and her husband on a Friday for lunch. What a pleasant surprise! Biggest negative: parking. I got lucky. Your experience may vary. Very limited spaces in front, nothing in back or on the ally. Nothing on street. Good...More

1  Thank GLennox
Reviewed January 26, 2018

We were staying in Santa Barbara and chose this restaurant based on the reviews. We dined at Via Maestra 42 on December 29, nearly a month ago, and I am still thinking about the meal we had. I had the ravioli spinaci as my main...More

Thank Melissa L
Reviewed December 22, 2017

Via Maestra 42 is a wonderful hole-in-the-wall that serves authentic Italian food in a friendly, often crowded atmosphere. The pumpkin ravioli are to die for, as is the bruschetta, and many other dishes and specials. Desserts are traditional and fabulous, including the gelato, cannoli, tiramisu,...More

Thank coastliveoak
Reviewed December 4, 2017

Via Maestra 42 was recommended to us by the staff at the Santa Barbara Wine Collective. The pumpkin ravioli was highly recommended so we each got a plate of it. HANDS DOWN the best pasta we've ever had!! We sat on the cozy little patio...More

1  Thank Janita M
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

I finally tried this place with a friend who’s been raving about it. It was absolutely delish with lively flavors. The only downside for me was that it’s super tiny and cramped with very small tables. I felt like I was in little Italy in...More

Thank DanielleRenee805
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June 4, 2018|
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Response from joe D | Reviewed this property |
Call in advance on raviolis.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3343 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-569-6522
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