Top 10 Restaurants in Santa Barbara and Montecito
One of the most common questions we get asked after helping a relocation client buy a home is… “Ann, what are some of your favorite restaurants?!” You never saw that one coming did you?
Santa Barbara is known for its amazing cuisine and unforgettable wines. As locals, we have a few favorites up our sleeve. Whether you have family in town or need a date night out, our list of ten restaurants is sure to have something you’ll LOVE.
1. The Lark
Upscale vegan food in a tranquil patio setting.
3. Ca’ Dario
Bustling eatery serving traditional Italian eats including osso buco, bolognese & risotto.
Trendy and upscale new American restaurant with an exquisite wooden bar in the center, surrounded by cozy booths.
Bustling go-to for authentic Sicilian fare & wine served in a white-tablecloth dining room.
Innovative sushi, nigiri & sake served in a lively brick-walled space with featured local art.
Classic Mexican eats & margaritas served indoors or on the patio with colorful umbrellas & fountain.
Pastas, pizzas, antipasti & other Italian classics in an beautiful old-school Italian setting.
Farm–fresh Spanish tapas & craft cocktails are served at this busy haunt with a cozy vibe & a patio.
10. Lure Fish House
A celebration of all things seafood, a fun and exciting experience full of healthy, environmentally sound, and delicious options.
Don’t forget to let us know what you think if you try any of our favorite places!
Ann, Claire & Lauren