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Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
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Ranked #49 of 575 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $48
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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 November 12, 2017

The views are directly of the ocean. Service is impeccable. Food is delicious. Had several meals there, in different areas. Couldn't ask for more.

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Reviewed November 7, 2017

We had dinner and two breakfasts at this restaurant. For dinner we sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful seaside at sunset. The food at dinner was very good as was the service. For breakfast we had the buffet on both mornings. The selection was large and very good.

Thank Howard H
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Reviewed October 30, 2017

wonderful setting - how could you not love this restaurant?
Their Italian themed food is fabulous - I was in heaven!

Thank Chestertripper
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Reviewed October 29, 2017

Bella Vista is theBiltmore's in-house restaurant. We have been there a few times over the years just for the excellent brunch, which itself is an experience -- the view, the elegant setting and service. The food is exceptional, and the coffee (for breakfast or brubnch fans) is exceptional. I heartily recommend Bella Vista.

Thank Sam M
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Reviewed October 27, 2017

Great location and great view but the food was almost inedible. For the prices paid, this was not acceptable.

Both the salmon burger and the fries that came with it were so salty, you had to gulp down water to wash it down. Also, the water glass had a green substance stuck on the inside of the glass.

The waiter seemed uninterested.

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Thank gycleong
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AaronI1927, General Manager at Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2017

Dear Gycleong,
Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Bella Vista Restaurant.
I am greatly disappointed to hear that your meal was less than satisfactory and we were unable to make your experience exceptional.

If you would be so kind to provide us with a direct contact number or email via (sm.sab@fourseasons.com), we would like to speak with you further about resolving this situation.

I do hope that this experience has not permanently tarnished your impression of Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara as we greatly appreciate your patronage and hope we have the opportunity to welcome you to the Resort and provide you with the experience you deserve and should have received.

Warm regards,
Aaron Ide
Resort Manager

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