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Via Maestra 42

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3343 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ran in for some Gelato on a warm day, and saw all of the good food; plus the staff seemed pleasant. We ordered five dinners to go the next night. Excellent. Had some outside tables too. I will try it again.

1 Thank Wil D
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious Italian food in cozy setting. I had the pumpkin ravioli with brown butter sauce, yum. Lasagna was good too. Strip mall setting but somehow manages to be romantic and intimate. Service was very good.

1 Thank MsBittersweet1
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant little restaurant, very warm and friendly staff, great food and beer and a fantastic atmosphere for a Tuesday evening- felt like it had real spirit!

Thank Inga D
Atlanta, GA
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227 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was very pleasantly surprised by this place. you order at the counter and they deliver the food to your table. Very well made flavorful Italian food at a good price.

Napa, California
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I know, a lot of exclamation marks, but this little gem is worth a visit. The menu is incredible and amongst the many choices I went for the 'cozze', the very delicious clams. Cooked northern style, the dish is a whole meal. Friends had sandwiches and they were all impressed. Wine was served in real wine glasses. Very friendly staff... More 

1 Thank CristianoDadamo
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Via Maestra is a wonderful, casual neighborhood restaurant. The food tastes like Italy. There's an emphasis on seafood and the linguini con vongole is just delicious as is the insalata di mare. You order at the counter during the day and the table service is prompt and attentive. We recommend it highly.

1 Thank Laura D
Santa Barbara, California
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Everything here is both delicious and well-presented. It's also expensive, but with no pretentiousness. You order food at the counter, it's prepared and brought to you. It's small place, the sort a cosmopolitan dowager would frequent because of the food quality and service, not to suggest that it's geriatric; it isn't. Besides full meals, they also make cannoli, fancy desserts... More 

1 Thank IdeasAndOpinions
Santa Barbara, California
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374 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful breath of Italia. From espresso and Italian pastries to full meals, you can't go wrong. Don't forget to try the Gelatos as well. Always friendly service. Don't forget to check out the special of the day. Enjoy. Mangia.

Thank EDD1967_83
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Great food! Excellent service! Highly recommend! We split a lasagna and salad and had plenty to eat. The prices were reasonable and quality was top notch! We will definitely visit again!

Thank marycarol3
Charleston, South Carolina
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

Renato and his staff instantly transport you to Italy on a daily basis. This is the perfect spot to grab a quick coffee or linger over lunch or dinner. Frequented by locals, for the visitor it can be a Goldmine of hints for experiencing Santa Barbara. The paninis are delightful and your life is just better with a scoop of... More 

1 Thank Joe C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Kids
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
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 18055696522

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