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Ca' Dario Ristorante Italiano

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37 E Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2605 (Anacapa)
+1 805-884-9419
Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

We were welcomed by the hostess and sat at a table for two. The restaurant is small and can be loud if crowded. It appeared to be a local rather than tourist crowd, with many of the guests knowing each other. We received bread at our table on arrival. It was hot, fresh and served with olive oil. We both... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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95 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

I don't know about you, but returning (again and again in this case) to a favorite eatery can put me into a skeptical frame of mind...enroute to the Ca' Dario NPR was broadcasting a story featuring a TED talk about the 'paradox of choices,' that too many choices can freak a person out. The secret, according to the TED dude,... More 

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zoomom76
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

We were impressed with the Yelp reviews, so decided to try this restaurant. The tables were TINY. They crammed 3 people at tables that were barely large enough to seat 2. We were bumping chairs with the table behind us. It was 5:15 in the afternoon, and the restaurant was only half full, so not sure why they felt the... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

We had a great dinner at Ca' Dario on Saturday evening. The restaurant consists of two very small rooms, with tables close together, and is quite lively (aka not quiet). Seems to be very popular with locals. The service was good, and, most important, the food was delicious. Would definitely dine here again!

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Redondo Beach, California
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143 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2014

the food was of good quality. It was just swimming in oil. If you don't mind that, then you will like this place. Of course, it could be just the things we ordered. We ordered the antipasto della casa and it was very oily. It only had 2 pieces of cured meat in it. We spoke to the waiter, who... More 

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Ventura, California
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106 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2014

Food, (Risotto), was fantastic and would definitely recommend it. The service and staff were attentive and will definitely go again.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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118 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2014 via mobile

I was so disappointed with this restaurant. Come on, it's in Santa Barbara, an Italian rastaurant yet the pasta dishes my wife had came with watery sauces. The ingredients were all their (garlic, tomatoes, parsley, etc.) but it didn't blend. We will not return. The restaurant is small and maybe cozy but load.

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Ojai, California
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2014 via mobile

This is one of my "go to" restaurants in SB. It is my main choice when going to either the Granada Theatre or Arlington Theatre for a show, as it is one block away from both. The food is dependably good, and the atmosphere is always lively. The place packs a lot of tables into two rooms, so if you... More 

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Santa Barbara
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119 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014

Traveling in Italy, its hard to miss reviews from Osterie d'Italia, a guide that shuns the fussiness of Michelin and its stars in favor of local chefs who serve the best local fare. Forest harvested mushrooms, salumi and vegetables inevitably trump fancy dishes and decor. Ca'Dario is the kind of restaurant that would shine in Italy. Reading its menu won't... More 

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Chicago, IL
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014

A delicious dinner in a comfy setting. I would eat here all the time if I was a local. Can't recommend it highly enough.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 35
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 E Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2605
    (Anacapa)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-884-9419

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