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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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“ravioli” (55 reviews)
“quail” (9 reviews)
“pollo” (5 reviews)
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
37 E Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2605
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Martha R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Ca'Dario's pasta bolognese isn't just spaghetti with red meat sauce. The noodles are wide and the meat sauce has cream in it so it's very rich and brownish in color. Absolutely divine. The other dish I've tried here is the skirt steak with green peppercorn...More

1  Thank Curlyque99
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Santa Barbara has emerged from the smoke, and is ready for visitors! We had a lovely evening of sage butter raviolis and white truffle risotto. The service was impeccable.

Thank cheshrgato
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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
USD 31 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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