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“Great Italian Restaurant in Santa Barbara”

Ca' Dario Ristorante Italiano
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Ranked #61 of 536 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Anacapa
Reviewed June 22, 2013

At Ca Dario you will enjoy truly delicious authentic Italian food.The menu is very extensive with a large number of daily specials. They serve authentic gelato for dessert. The wine list is large and varied. The owner and wait staff are very friendly and helpful. They use real napkins and tablecloths. The walls are decorated with historic photos of Italians and Italian locations. The rooms feel very warm and comfortable. However, some diners might find it too noisy for quiet conversation, but that is due to the fact that the space is very full and the patrons are really enjoying themselves. Don't miss this experience.

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Reviewed June 21, 2013

the food was plentiful and the service was great but the flavor and presentation was only OK. The risotto with shrimp, scallops and lobster tasted good, but was beige in a bowl. No garnishing at all. :(

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

I love this place. It's busy with a lively atmosphere, filled with people who are enjoying their meals a lot. The pastas are excellent. The one with truffle and mushrooms is addictive -- I've had it a couple of time and I can't wait to have it again. Salads and bread are good, wines are nice. The central downtown location is perfect. The sign of a very special restaurant: the faces of people leaving are all happy.

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Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

Decided to stop in Santa Barbara for a quick lunch. I had been here before. The salads were dressed with a light hand and delicious. The ravioli with brown butter sage sauce were as light as a cloud. Would return. The room as half full, so noise was not a problem. The tables are close together.

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Thank KAS57
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

or even better! We were a party of 5, each ordered a different dish - yet all pleasantly surprise by how each and one of them offered an unique taste, and simply - yummy! The lobster risotto had sea urchin to adorn the rich flavor, and the appetizer calamari is a MUST. Thick, grilled, non-oil or flour, but just straight up squid in the most savory way. will def go back!

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