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Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
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Ranked #42 of 567 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $48
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Bella Vista Restaurant is Santa Barbara's most beautiful premier al fresco oceanfront dining experience. With panoramic ocean and island views across Montecito's Butterfly Beach, guests will enjoy a contemporary Italian menu showcasing fresh California ingredients inspired by Executive Chef Marco Fossati. The expansive terrace features Italian marble, indoor fireplaces, an outdoor fire pit and a retractable glass roof further create the indoor-outdoor dining experience. Bella Vista has the distinction of being one of only 12 restaurants in California (the only one in Santa Barbara) licensed to cure its own meats and the shared charcuterie plate is the most popular appetizer on the menu. Thursday nights a crudo bar offers shucked oysters, shrimp and scallops at sunset and the restaurant is home to one of the most celebrated Sunday brunches in the United States.
Reviewed March 23, 2013

Dress up and indulge. Especially the amazing brunch offering. Or dance and people watch in the lounge at night. This property is spectacular.

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

The food, view and service were excellent. However, this is one of the more expensive restaurants in Santa Barbara, as is the Biltmore Hotel. I had the Ahi and my wife had the beef tenderloin. We both had the meatballs as an apetitizer plus I also had the fruta del mar. We both had the chocolate creme desert. All were excellent.

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Thank George R
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

The ambiance is beautiful, the staff very friendly, but food was not up to 5-star standards. Presentation was good, but food was not very tasty.

Thank sharedexperiences
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

We stayed at the hotel for dinner our first night after arriving. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and found the food very fresh, simply prepared and had wonderful staff.

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Thank yellow1NewJersey
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Not a huge menu selection.Easy to get in and good service.Equally nice with kids or without.THe outdoor terrace is especially nice for breckfast.

Thank trevormom
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