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Via Maestra 42

3343 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
+1 805-569-6522
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gelato” (35 reviews)
“pumpkin ravioli” (11 reviews)
“vongole” (2 reviews)
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8:30 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
Italian, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3343 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
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Reviewed 25 February 2015

The restaurant is small but inviting and the staff is friendly, The food is fresh and everything I have tried there has been quite good, The service was a little off on my last visit but overall it was still a very good dining experience,

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 25 January 2015

This little place is a delight. You will feel like you just stepped into a family run restaurant in Italy. Everything is fresh and really delicious. The pasta is never overcooked. My husband loves their squid ink pasta, but I am more traditional. Don't miss...More

1  Thank Nancy55690
Reviewed 30 November 2014

We dine here once in a while and this time only one meal out of five was acceptable. It was a weeknight, they were short staffed and needed more help. But that's not all. My son loves their lasagna bolognese and what they served tasted...More

Thank Balzac51
Reviewed 31 August 2014

My wife and I had lunch at Via Maestra yesterday and it was a total success. The restaurant is located on upper State Street just past where Las Positas crosses over it. Not a very big place but has patio seating which is shaded and...More

Thank DrBud_12
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Kind of weird eating next to the local post office but if you can get past the exterior the food was awesome. Derek our waiter was super helpful. Let us taste the white wines to ensure we got the one we wanted to pair with...More

Thank Saraprohandler
Reviewed 21 August 2014

We actually visited in May 2013. We had to queue for a seat (always a good sign) which gave us an opportunity to see the food being passed out from the kitchen. Not only do they have seating but the deli was mouth watering. Having...More

Thank kflbell
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

I have been here several times with family and friends and have never had a bad experience/meal! Our favorite is the mushroom ravioli...not always on the menu. I have been to Italy a few times and their food takes me back to the real deal....More

Thank radiosb
Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

This place was fantastic. We had the Bucatini and Gnocchi. It's the real deal, perfectly seasoned and cooked to perfection.

1  Thank Suzy D
Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

Visiting Santa Barbara and wary of the many tourist traps, I took a risk and asked Suri where the best lunch place in Samta Barbara was. She told me Via Maestra. Well off the beaten path up State street. In a lovely neighborhood. I pull...More

1  Thank Wisebon
Reviewed 4 June 2014

A cafe within a deli. Loved the authentic Italian food, the relaxed service and the cosy atmosphere.

Thank Jim S
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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
Good for
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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