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“OKAY.”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Ca'Dario Pizzeria

Ca'Dario Pizzeria
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Ranked #193 of 528 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Santa Barbara, California
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95 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“OKAY.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

This sister restaurant of Ca Dario was created, i am told, to accommodate the "overflow" of its popular parent. Unlike the noisy atmosphere at Ca Dario (my only criticism of an otherwise peerless place), the pizzeria was totally dead on the day we went for lunch. The waitstaff were detached and not particularly accommodating, the pizza was pretty good but lukewarm, and there were no other customers in the place. They need to liven it up, both as to decor and atmosphere, and as to attitude.

  • Visited May 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great pizza! Great place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Love the spicy Rosso Picante pizza with a bright red Fresno chile on it.
My wife loves the truffle pizza. It's a small, but lively place with a good wine list.
A perfect spot for a casual bite before a show at the nearby Granada, Arlington or New Victoria theatres.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Glenn L
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Fresh, fairly inexpensive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

Hidden behind their main Italian restaurant. Small, cozy atmosphere. Great Service, good wine list. Fresh ingredients, chewy crust. What you should expect from a CA wood-fired pizza place. Salad special was $10 and worth it.

Visited February 2014
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Thank Clark B
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Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Disappointing - not a good pizza”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2014

I love italian pizza and I was excited to try Ca Dario. Sadly, it was very disappointing. After a bland salad of the day and a forgettable octopus salad appetizer, I tried bufalina. Bufalina is the epitome of pizza: just tomato and buffalo mozzarella. The crust was poor, neither crunchy nor chewy (pizza should be both!), the tomato sauce had no flavor and no salt, and I doubt that that mozzarella has ever seen a buffalo. I had to add salt (asking for it several times - poor service) to try to impart it some flavor. My wife had napoletana, and it was the same sad story. Next time you are in Santa Barbara and crave pizza, do yourself a favor and go to Olio Pizzeria instead.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank tom t
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Solvang, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best Pizza in Santa Barbara”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Creative but not over-the-top combinations of pizza toppings. Fun atmosphere with great service. Restaurant is an off shoot of Ca'Dario, two doors away, which has long had the best Italian food in SB.

Visited August 2013
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Thank MNCalif
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