2019 Best Romantic Restaurants in Santa Barbara Area

Most Romantic Restaurants in Santa Barbara

Sometimes we all need a little help when it comes time to finding a romantic restaurant. The selections we have gathered here have that certain something—perhaps a light-speckled patio, candelit ambience, or lovely garden—that can really impress a date.

Presented in alphabetical order, here are the top romantic restaurants in Santa Barbara.

> You can also view GAYOT's Romantic Restaurants in Other Cities.

> Find more romantic ideas, follow GAYOT's Guide to Romance.
 
Italian, California, Breakfast
Bella Vista
14/20
Italian-inspired Californian coastal cuisine in one of Santa Barbara’s best settings. See More

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bouchon
15/20
Santa Barbara and Central Coast cuisine complemented by local wines. See More

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Ca' Dario
14/20
Authentic northern Italian food in downtown Santa Barbara. See More

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Cold Spring Tavern
12/20
A rustic setting and weekly game dishes, steaks, burgers and barbecue. See More
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Holdren's Steaks & Seafood
14/20
A classic locally owned steakhouse in downtown Santa Barbara. See More

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The Lark
14/20
Seasonally inspired fare in Santa Barbara's trendy Funk Zone. See More
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Olio e Limone Ristorante
14/20
Friendly neighborhood trattoria in downtown Santa Barbara. See More
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Petit Valentien
14/20
A delightful downtown setting and French cuisine draw an eclectic crowd. See More
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Stella Mare's
14/20
Stella Mare's offers satisfying French-inspired food and a lengthy list of local wines in a comfortably elegant country setting. See More

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Toma Restaurant & Bar
14/20
Fine Italian and Mediterranean fare on the Santa Barbara waterfront. See More

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