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436 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-5317
+1 805-957-4177
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My risotto was succulent ! The sphere is really nice and people are so kind ! I really recommend this place !

Thank 464mathildel
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

State Street restaurants are not always the best. Locals don't eat here, just tourists. We were tourists looking for a fast bite after a movie. As stated in many reviews, the wait staff is friendly and welcoming. That's the good part. The part we paid for, the food, was very minus. Minestrone soup made with water and zucchini. Where is... More 

Thank Bird K
Edmonton, Canada
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fun casual evening out! Good location on State street, nice decor We sat outside (January) under heaters - the service was fantastic! Food was all great - but their calamari is the best ever!!!

Thank jay170
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84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I ate here. The food was good. Lasagna was really tasty. My daughter's pizza was really good as well. And I have to say that the Caesar salad was one of the best I have ever had. For the location right on State Street, the price was great as well. Very good service....fast and friendly.

Thank travelguy21776
San Diego CA
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54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Arrived in Santa Barbara on Christmas day and headed to State St. Didn't want anything to formal and was hungry early, and Bucatini had a nice menu and was busy, but no wait so decided to give it a try. Had a small table inside -- and for some reason we seemed to not have a designated waiter, so service... More 

Thank ready2go123
New York City, New York
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246 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Had some nice pasta here, and a quartino of red wine. Sitting outside is nice, and they have heat lamps for the cooler months.

Thank NYCJulieB
Camarillo, California
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

This has become my family's "Go To" restaurant whenever we are in Santa Barbara, or anywhere nearby. Especially when we are attending the Santa Barbara Film Festival. The food is always delicious and is prepared perfectly. There is a wide variety of items on the menu, and a very nice wine list too. Several great appetizers to chose from, my... More 

Thank Mar51
San Francisco, California
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87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

When in Santa Barbara don't miss Bucatini! The food is excellent and the pasta is perfect! I had the fusilli with truffle and mushroom and it was perfection: simple, balanced and so flavorlful, go there!!!

Thank dianamna
Perth, Australia
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Great home styled authentic flavoured Italian cuisine. We noticed a lot of guests order the pizzas but be more adventurous. Bucatini have scalloponi, salciccia and other meat dishes as well as large range home made pasta. Good friendly service. Wine list includes some Italian options.

Thank Gerri R
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55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This is an italian restaurant food and service was good, plenty of options available. Reasonably priced.

Thank Lesley P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 436 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-5317
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-957-4177

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