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Ca' Dario Ristorante Italiano

37 E Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2605
+1 805-884-9419
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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11:30 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
37 E Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2605
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Santa Barbara is fortunate to have 4 very good Italian restaurants. The food and service at the downtown C'Dario has always been superb. Every meal that I have had here has been very good. The seating is close and very noisy in the evening. Fortunately,...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

After spending a month in Florence, Venice and Milan last year, this has come the closest to the food that we enjoyed there. Our server, Claudia, is a jewel. After listening to our preferences, she was spot on with her recommendation of the halibut and...More

Thank JeanneA121
Reviewed 13 March 2018

We gave the Goleta iteration of Ca Dario a month or two to sort itself out before trying and I'm very glad we did. Our party of 3 arrived on a Friday night with a reservation. The place was already packed yet we were seated...More

Thank digitaleye3
Reviewed 3 March 2018

I know I review this before but I'm still so impressed ... Whenever we have friends from out of town visiting we know if we take them here they will simply love their dinner . I'm from New York and I have been in Santa...More

Thank katheemiller
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Very good food, Italian style. A good selection. Very nice atmosphere. A little pricey as most downtown SB restaurants are.

Thank Martha R
Reviewed 23 February 2018

We visit Santa Barbara several times a year and usually try to make Ca' Dario one of our evening meals. When it first opened it was incredibly special and reminded us of the food we eat when we go to Italy each year. However, for...More

Thank lucyandethel
Reviewed 19 February 2018

There may be fancier Italian restaurants in town, but Ca'Dario is my favorite. Locally owned and managed, this is a faithful place that executes good food well at a reasonable price. Good specials, a lively pair of dining rooms that seem to attract loyal diners....More

Thank expectquality1942
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Ca Dario is always bustling and has an authentic European vibe. The food is consistently good, the service is prompt and efficient, and we always leave happy. The wine list, while lengthy, isn't our cup of tea, as whoever picks the wines apparently eschews fruit-forward...More

Thank SantaBarbaraDude
Reviewed 16 January 2018

We ordered the Pollo alla Milanese and was surprised at the amount of bones. The dish had a great flavor but a boneless chicken breast would have been preferred. You couldn't take a bite without stopping to pull chicken bones from your mouth. For the...More

Thank Diana D
Reviewed 15 January 2018

We have been to Ca’Dario several times and this was the last. Two out of three dishes were disappointing. The eggplant appetizer was very good, with a light, fresh tomato sauce. The ravioli were somewhat rubbery and the marinara sauce solid and pasty. Heavy. The...More

Thank Penny1968
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9 December 2017|
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Response from Barbara L | Reviewed this property |
I was there for lunch twice. I don't remember the exact prices, but they seemed fair for the quality of the food and service. Depending on what you order this restaurant is very doable!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 E Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2605
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-884-9419
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