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Via Maestra 42

3343 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
+1 805-569-6522
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • 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 9 October 2013

A small restaurant on a busy street, but set back enough from the traffic to enable outside eating. Excellent pasta dishes, fairly priced, although house wine at $10 a glass is a little overpriced.

1  Thank KGfromLondon
Reviewed 3 October 2013

When we travel to Santa Barbara Via Maestra 42 gives us that taste of Italy. We usually split a piatti principali after sharing some sort of antipasti. We enjoyed the farfalle al Pesto, just perfect flavor and portion for the two of us. Could not...More

Thank sisterbythesea
Reviewed 8 July 2013 via mobile

My family and I dined here on a short overnight trip to SB. I found the resto on Yelp and tried it out. It was as close to our dining experience in Italy. The portions were such that you could enjoy an antipasti, main entree...More

1  Thank donjoysan
Reviewed 5 July 2013

2-4 years ago this was one of our favorite places for a small Italian meal - the lemony spinach ravioli used to be great consistently; last tine I ordered they served the wrong ravioli. Also got rancid tasting "truffle" with filet once; most pasta dishes...More

Thank 2retiredinSB
Reviewed 2 July 2013

Quick dinner of salad and spinach ravioli. This was the best freshest ravioli I eaten in a long time. The sauce was delicious kind of like a light lemony alfredo.

1  Thank Rebekah C
Reviewed 8 May 2013

Went for dinner and had a grilled salmon dish that was excellent. There were 6 of us. Everybody really enjoyed their food. We also enjoyed the restaurant setting and large windows with beautiful scenes, no wonder the place is crowded. Great service too.

1  Thank ligaya2657
Reviewed 26 April 2013

This is about as quaint and authentic an Italian restaurant there is in Santa Barbara. This is what I would call a neighborhood gem. I love their pasta and risotto entrees with a variety of Italian wines to choose from. They also have delicious Italian...More

1  Thank Yugapartseh
Reviewed 21 April 2013

My wife and I enjoyed our dinner her along with the great vibe created by our waiter and the local clientele. My vegetable lasanga was one of the best I have ever had, and my wife really enjoyed her lemon ricotta ravioli. Don't be fooled...More

1  Thank Mike B
Reviewed 2 April 2013

The food is consistently good and authentic so it's easy to recommend with confidence. We go early for lunch and avoid most of the crowds. They are open for breakfast and for dinner.

Thank jljsb
Reviewed 18 March 2013

Great local neighborhood special place. Small and cozy with wonderful menu full of Italian specialties. I had the evening special that included salmon on risotto that was extremely tasteful. Full Italian wine list including a full bodied Chianti by the glass. Very attentive staff inspired...More

Thank HEH352
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, 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, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
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08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
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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