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Via Maestra 42

3343 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
+1 805-569-6522
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3343 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing meal and even more amazing dining experience - we had one of the most entertaining waiters we have ever had - Andrew. Thank you for a most entertaining experience!! The food was also a star too - the Bruschettas were the most amazing we...More

Thank SusannaW799
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was truly a special hidden gem . The bow tie salmon pasta special was delicious. The bolognese and meat lasagna was perfect . Salad was very fresh . Loved the warm bread . Dessert were amazing . We definitely will return again .

Thank kd1314
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Margarita who lived in the area took us to this amazingly oasis. It is her local and as we were later in the evening managed to get a table. Instantly every member of the family/staff greeted her like a long lost friend. Travelling for 2...More

Thank Petrena M
Reviewed 30 July 2017

My husband says he does not like parking lot restaurants so I have not been able to coerce him to go with me as often as I like-- but I have some friends I regularly meet here for a cup of coffee and chat ,...More

Thank katheemiller
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This authentic Italian eatery serves great Italian fare, but don't expect to get in and out fast. The bistro-style dining area is tight, with tables set close together, but that's part of the charm. Fresh pastas are the highlight here. Dessert fans have plenty of...More

Thank Wendy v
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Whether you go for breakfast, lunch, gelato or a cappuccino you'll love it. Everything made fresh. Very small with a few inside and outside tables. Cannolis are super!! Check out daily specials as well. Enjoy.

Thank EDD1967_83
Reviewed 11 July 2017

went there for dinner when we stayed in Santa Barbara and enjoyed the food so well (& had a great waiter who helped make the evening more enjoyable) that we went back there for brunch the next morning.

Thank Terry L
Reviewed 11 July 2017

this was a gem of a find. probably only locals know of this and probably should be kept as a secret :) excellent food and a must for all foodies

Thank SuhasGujarathi
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Showed up here without a reservation after reading lots of good reviews. We were not disappointed. After a 5 minute wait, we got a table. The food here is absolutely delicious. I had the mushroom ravioli (special) and it was mounth watering! Hubs had penne...More

Thank Nathalie C
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This is one of my favorite spots in Santa Barbara. The dining room is a little cramped and the outside is in a strip mall, but it is charming. Clearly locally owned and the staff is always the same and they are lovely. Because it...More

Thank expectquality1942
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3343 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-569-6522
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