Arigato is the best sushi restaurant downtown. Try the ‘Arigato Five’ or the ‘Fiesta Roll.’ The restaurant has a fun atmosphere and anything on the menu is delicious.
Located right on the docks in the Santa Barbara Harbor, this restaurant offers amazing views. Brophy Bros has received the ‘Best Seafood’ and ‘Best Clam Chowder’ awards in Santa Barbara for many years.
Bucatini is an Italian Restaurant located in the heart of Downtown Santa Barbara, right on State Street making it the perfect place to rest for a bite to eat after shopping. They have lovely pizzas, fresh salads, and delicious pastas. Drink a glass of wine, relax, and enjoy the scenery while sitting outside on their patio.
Carlito’s Cafe y Cantina
If you are looking for upscale Mexican dining, you must try Carlito’s. They have great margaritas and mojitos, live music numerous nights of the week, and a large outdoor patio overlooking State Street.
D’Angelo’s is known for fresh baked breads and croissants, and they also have wonderful coffee and teas. Try the Eggs Rose with their olive bread, or the Special Omelet. D’Angelo’s is also great for lunch.
A sister restaurant of Pane E Vino, another Italian Restaurant in Montecito, Via Vai is Montecito’s best Italian food. Order Ensalada Cappucina, a pizza, and a carafe of wine!
Cava Restaurant & Bar
Similar to their sister restaurant, Carlito’s on State Street, Cava has a great upscale Mexican dining. Try the seafood enchiladas and sopes, and enjoy live music on most week nights! Cava also has wonderful mojitos and margaritas.
Jane offers lovely salads, pastas, and a nice variety of dishes. Try the Idaho Trout Salad and their Coconut Cake. Jane is a romantic gem in Downtown Santa Barbara.
Lucky’s is a Montecito favorite known for their delicious steaks! Have a drink at the bar, or enjoy a full dinner at this Montecito staple.
Opal Restaurant & Bar
Opal Restaurant is a perfect mix of casual and fine dining. The artistic food presence and legendary cocktails provide an experience you will not forget! This restaurant is perfect for a romantic date, or a night out with friends.
Recently opened, the Santa Barbara Public Market is part of the Alma del Pueblo development located in the heart of Downtown Santa Barbara. Some local vendors include Enjoy Cupcakes, Green Star Coffee, JuiceWell, The Pasta Shoppe, and Santa Monica Seafood.
Tre Lune has an amazing breakfast menu – sit outside and start the day off in a beautiful setting. It is wonderful for lunch or dinner. You cannot go wrong – order anything on the menu!