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Toma Restaurant and Bar

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324 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3855
+1 805-962-0777
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17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Wed 17:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the restaurant at 9 p.m. but e8very seat was full. Recommend you to make reservation before visiting. The waiter was very friendly and professional!! We ordered Lamb, Rigatoni, Crab salad and all three of them were just perfect! If you visit Santa Barbara, truely recommend you to visit this place!

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Thank Yerim C
California
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76 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wasn't sure what to expect from the restaurant. Took a chance on this one. And was impressed. The restaurant is small and reservations are necessary. Even on a Sunday night, the restaurant was packed. The service from arrival to departure was great. The waiter was friendly, helped, gave recommendations and each one of them was perfect. Had an assortment of... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with a group of 8 - our table was a little snug and service left a lot to be desired. The only item on the menu we were blown away by was the tuna tartar cones - very unique and flavorful. Given the price point, and our experience here wouldn't place it in my top list for SB.

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Thank Ria411
Santa Barbara, California
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95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had been to Toma before where I wasn't that impressed with the food. However, I believe it was my choice of entree that time rather than their overall quality. This time they hit it out of the park! My scallops with lobster mashed potatoes were fantastic - perfectly cooked and seasoned. (The addition of bacon and asparagus didn't hurt either.)... More 

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Thank SusanMFlorida
lafayette, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit SB once a year and Toma is ALWAYS on our list. Incredible service and impeccable food. We shared the baby artichokes in semolina with an Aoli lemon sauce as a starter. my wife had perfectly grilled diver scallops and I ate huge rich lasagna. No we didn't need it but we finished the meal with a wonderful slice... More 

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Thank James C
Kent, England
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a reservation well in advance and glad we did as it's such a popular place. We both ordered pasta and both were excellent.I had the Black Spaghetti and my wife had the Rigatoni. I cannot fault the flavour or the presentation of both dishes. Cooked perfectly and good portion sizes. Service was excellent too. No problem in recommending... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We read that Toma was a top rated restaurant and since it was right around the corner from our hotel we decided to try it. Excellent service and good Italian style food, no complaints there.....but we had expected at least some innovation and interesting and perhaps unusual dishes. So, not quite the "woe" factor we thought we might get in... More 

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Thank Garey C
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went to Toma during our honeymoon and it was everything we could have hoped for. Great food, great service I highly recommend. It does get busy!

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Thank Stefan W
Santa Barbara, California
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88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Toma has become so popular that I haven't been able to get a reservation for over 2 years. I'm not one to make a reservation months in advance but I've tried 1 week in advance, 2 weeks in advance and the answer is always the same; nothing available. So I've given up. If you can get in their food is... More 

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Thank Jim S
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Toma is by far my favorite place in Santa Barbara for a special event dinner, The location, right across from the beach, is perfect for setting a relaxed atmosphere for an unhurried elegantly served dinner. The wait staff is polite and accomodating - even when one of our guest was only 2 years old. I will always return when in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 324 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3855
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-962-0777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?