Top 3 Santa Barbara Italian Restaurants For Wine Tours

“Santa Barbara limousine company reviews 3 Italian restaurants…”

Sammy’s Limos and Tours is a Santa Barbara limo service that specializes in Santa Barbara wine tours, including wine tours in Santa Ynez and surrounding areas. Customers of Sammy’s have come to know them for their great tastes and excellent recommendations. They take pride in showing off the best of our community to residents and visitors alike.

Wine tours in Santa Barbara are often followed by extraordinary Italian dining. Since Sammy’s wants each limousine excursion to be a memorable one, they are pleased to offer these reviews of three exceptional Italian restaurants in Santa Barbara. The owners take remarkable pride in their restaurants and each creates a culinary experience diners won’t soon forget.


Ca’Dario is an authentic Italian restaurant on Victoria Street in Santa Barbara that consistently gets rave reviews from just about everyone. Owner Dario Furlati brings years of experience to the Ca’Dario that began in both of his grandmother’s kitchens in his native Italy.

It was there Dario first practiced the skills necessary in making authentic pasta, potato gnocchi, and sauces. It was there he began to understand and enjoy braising and roasting meat, fish and poultry. It was there he learned the screaming that would take place in an Italian family kitchen if something were to go wrong!

After serving in kitchens in Italy, Switzerland and England Furlati came to the United States, where he worked with and became partner in several prestigious Italian restaurants. Today, Ca’Dario is his alone and the love he has for it and his customers is evident.

Reservations for Ca’Dario can be made by calling 805-884-9419. You can view their menu on their website. There is a Ca’Dario Facebook page as well.

Emilio’s Ristorante

Located on the ocean front on Cabrillo Boulevard, Emilio’s Ristorante is known for its elegant and romantic Italian-Mediterranean dining experience.

It doesn’t seem that long ago (1990) that owners Kim Walker and Michael de Paolo opened Emilio’s in what some thought was an already over-crowded Italian eatery scene. Walker and Paolo had to feel fabulous when just 4 years later the L.A. Times wrote “…Emilio’s has become the best Italian Restaurant in town.”

Today, Emilio’s continues to be a favorite of many, particularly couples celebrating a special occasion. It is because of the vision of two restaurateurs that Santa Barbara hs this Italian dining landmark some 23 years later. You can friend them on their Facebook page or visit their website. The phone number at Emilio’s is 805-966-4426.


Located just yards from the the Paseo Nuevo mall entrance, Pascucci is a popular Santa Barbara eatery with a popular owner. It is obvious from the main page of their website that Pascucci owner Laura Knight loves the Santa Barbara area and she supports local businesses. Much of what is featured on the menu at Pascucci is of local origination or at least purchased from local vendors. This tends to keep things fresh.

The atmosphere is lively at Pascucci, the food is reasonably priced and it comes quickly. Because of the great food and great passion for everything Santa Barbara, Sammy’s would like to recognize Pascucci owner Laura Knight.

The telephone number at Pascucci is 805-963-8123, or you may visit their website. They also have a Facebook page.

Sammy’s is pleased to highlight and recommend these Santa Barbara Italian restaurants  to their wine tour customers.

About Sammy’s Limo Wine Tours:  Sammy’s provides airport transportationexecutive transfersSanta Barbara wine tours and much more. Should you require a limousine or transportation for taxi service, airport transfers or even a prom limo,  contact Sammy’s at 805-965-4800, or book a reservation on the website You may also follow Sammy’s on Facebook for special Santa Barbara wine tour offers.

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