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“Perfect Restaurant”

Toma Restaurant and Bar
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Ranked #2 of 529 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Surrey, UK
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Perfect Restaurant”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Found this restaurant on Tripadvisor and the recommendation was confirmed by our nearby hotel, Brisas del Mar. Couldn't get in our first night so booked for following evening. The service was great. The food delicious especially the black spaghetti dish. The whole evening was very pleasant. I would love to go to this restaurant again.

  • Visited October 2013
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Santa Ana
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231 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“True Italian experience and atmosphere!”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

We had an opportunity to visit my daughter on her family weekend at UCSB and found Toma restaurant. It is a little on the pricey side, but every dish we had was outstanding. My son tried the black spaghetti which had calamari, clams, Calabrese in a white wine sauce. The lasagne was outstanding, but thought it might be a bit much if I cleaned the plate with the bread. They do offer a Caesar chicken salad off of the menu. We had the chocolate torte as a family which was perfect since we were all stuffed. We met Gary who greeted us at the door and met a new friend Trey. Make sure you seek both of them out as they made our dinner a great experience. What I will also say about Toma's is that it had a great atmosphere with people laughing, having fun which made it feel like we were at mamas having a family dinner at home. Enjoy.

  • Visited November 2013
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Spokane, Washington
1 review
“Great food, wine & service”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

Traveling from out of town, Toma's was recommended to us from several people we met and our hotel. Had to make reservations early but still extremely easy. The food, wine and service was terrific. We even had the owner come to our table to introduce himself and ask how we were enjoying the meal...nice touch! We sat down at 6:30 and finished up at 9:30 with some excellent deserts. Definitely heading back when back in town!

  • Visited October 2013
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Carmel Valley, California
2 reviews
“Simply Outstanding Restaurant”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

I sincerely can say the entire experience was Terrific. Excellent food, service, ambience, cleanliness and most welcomed feel. Bartender was so knowledgeable and friendly!! I love this place and look forward to dining again. Stayed next door at the wonderful Best western Beachside Inn.

Visited October 2013
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Canada
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147 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

Our hotel suggested this restaurant and since it was within walking distance we decided to give it a try. Upon arrival in our summer attire, it appeared most other patrons were dressed for an evening out and I felt as though the hostess was hesitant to seat us. We weren't in beach attire but not as dressy for an evening out as we would have been at home. She reluctantly found us a table and our waiter although pleasant enough was rather short with us as he made small talk.
The food was very good and promptly served. The restaurant was very busy so I assume it is a popular location among locals as well.
The best part (other than the delicious food) about dining here was meeting a couple of nice young ladies who were seated next to us - or practically WITH us as the tables are so very close, and they suggested some areas of Santa Barbara to visit!

  • Visited October 2013
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