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“Marvelous trattoria experience”
Review of Via Maestra 42

Via Maestra 42
Ranked #34 of 549 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed January 9, 2013

It's like a little New York City restaurant tucked away in the anononimity of the San Roque commercial zone. Virtually every dish is outstanding, rely on your servers for guidance. Save room for the desserts, especially the imported gelato. Charming decor. It is small, but with everyone having such a good time the ambiance is wonderful.

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Renato, from northwest Italy, recreates a bit of Italy here. Sure, there aren't multiple plates (antipasto, primo, secondo, etc.) like in REAL Italy but he really tries in other ways with authentic dishes like for New Year's....cotechino with lentils...something you won't find in many places in the USA. Excellent wine list with much more than the usual Super Tuscans. Desserts are good too, all served up by nice folks, some of them may have been living in Italy just months before. We try to eat here at least once every time we visit Santa Barbara.

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

You can't go wrong with anything at this place!!! It is all AMAZING!!!! They take such care with their ingredients and prep!! Don't let the fact that this place is in a strip mall throw you off....it is well worth the stop!!!

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Reviewed December 8, 2012

I shared it with a friend to be calory-conscious. i could easily have eaten the whole thing--and now i wish I had. Great gelato for dessert, too.

Thank Cynthia S
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Via Meistra is one of the most amazing restaurants in Santa Barbara.
It is authentic Italian food and the service is wonderful.
Go there it is great!

Thank Mgn711
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