We were renting a house in Montecito and only discovered this place towards the end of our 11 night stay. Suffice to say that after our first visit, we went back 2 nights later on our last night. We were a family group of 8,...More
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I've come here for many years -- as I live in Santa Barbara. My husband and I meet after I have work at Pacifica graduate Institute in Summerland on a Sunday at five. This is before it gets crowded ! So we are always given...More
Outdoor and indoor dining in Montecito. A hidden treasure w/ a mellow vibe. My family and I eat here frequently. Pasta and pizza are amazing!
I've eaten here several times after coming off the beach in Montecito and the food has always been very good, especially the pizza. Thin crust, delicious cheese and a tangy sauce. The pizza is highly recommended and their red wine is lovely too. Celebrities come...More
This was a great way for us to end our trip to Santa Barbara, Headed back to 101 from the botanical gardens. We stopped for a late lunch. Via Vai was the perfect place. Sitting outside with views of the mountains, The server was attentive,...More
We live in Los Angeles but weekend in Montecito several times per month. This is one of our top regular picks for superb thin pizza, delicious pastas & classic Italian fare. In the calm quiet of Montecito's Upper Village, this unassuming little trattoria is tucked...More
Dont know how we've missed this in the past, but glad we finally discovered this small, casually elegant and friendly trattoria in a Monticito neighborhood retail center. Authentic and solid menu, fresh ingredients and a nicely curated wine list, coupled with an away-from-the-bedlam downtown crowd...More
Really felt Italian to me...the smells, the olive oil on the table! It was green, fresh and tasty...made me miss Italy. Ate here twice in three days and was not disappointed. Highly recommend the salads and their chicken panino for lunch was great! Can't wait...More
We visit Montecito, California at least 5x per year. We dine at Via Via every single time. The food is delicious, the staff so helpful.... It is a highlight of our family's trip.
I simply enjoy a good bowl of soup and Via Vai never disappoints with their zuppa del giorno ... wonderful vegetable soups like lentil potato, garbanzo bean, potato split pea, minestrone and a hearty vegetable. Their warm oven-baked bread dipped in olive oil (ask your...More