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Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
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Ranked #49 of 570 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$48
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, 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 13 October 2016

Loved our lunch here at Bella Vista! Food was fresh and very tasty. Beautiful view of the ocean and lovely surrounding.

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Reviewed 8 October 2016

This restaurant at The Biltmore has the most incredible atmosphere. You're looking out at the ocean. You're on a patio with heaters. The food is fantastic. We started with goat cheese and orange chutney, and two champagne cocktails. My girlfriend had the Lamb Loin; I had the Salmon. Then I had a couple glasses of Foley chardonnay. My girlfriend is not a big drinker, but I knew she would like a champagne cocktail, and she did. For dessert, we shared the chocolate soufflé.

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Reviewed 2 October 2016

A refined, relaxed ambiance overall. The buffet appeared very popular. Ample space--a wedding party was being served in another part of the restaurant while the regular clientele enjoyed breakfast on the patio. Usual breakfast fare, everything delicious. Killer view of the ocean. One tip for the staff behind the scenes--be careful of your choice of words, even when speaking in another language. Some words are not appropriate for a family setting and can really ruin it for guests.

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Thank D S
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

I expected the meal to be expensive, this being the Four Seasons, but I was disappointed in quality. I had what I thought was going to be a salmon meal, but it turned out to be small piece of so so salmon on greens. Not impressed

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Thank j s
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Excellent dinner, perfect service, and on the most beautiful patio in Santa Barbara. I arranged an office retreat dinner for 13 people with the Assistant Manager, Celina, and she was above and beyond professional, friendly, and accommodating. I can't wait to go back. Thank you!

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