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Toma Restaurant & Bar

4.8
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3104 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Toma Restaurant and Bar a waterfront bistro, located along Santa Barbara's picturesque Cabrillo Blvd. Experience Santa Barbara waterfront's most romantic restaurant. Savor exquisite Italian and Mediterranean inspired dishes from Santa Barbara's seasonal bounty, supporting our local fisherman, farmers, foragers and food artisans. Pour over local and Italian wines along with a full bar of handcrafted cocktails and spirits. Enjoy warm and attentive service while dining window side with a view of the enchanting Santa Barbara harbor.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3104 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AngelaA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, fantastic service.

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Chuck
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went there for anniversary. The food quality and service was not as good as our previous experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough about this fabulous restaurant.
Wonderful ambiance, terrific top notch service, a menu that entices you to order and share multiple things...
So glad we came here after hearing wonderful things and staying right down the street as a bonus!
Signature cocktails are fabulous!
We chose 2 that they say are always on the menu, they’re so popular-
Tuscan Pear & The Local
Warm bread came first with butter accented with pink Himalayan sea salt. Incredible! Also with it, fried green olives stuffed with blue cheese !
Omg, just bring me a big plate of those please!

We couldn’t agree on a salad to share so we each got our own and that was fine, not huge.
You can never go wrong with burrata & heirloom tomato. Pine nuts and olive oil, balsamic drizzle ... Mmmmm
The main dishes were hard to choose as the entire menu was tempting.
Short Rib & Scallops were the winners.
Dessert was the same story as salads, can’t choose. Got 2!
Delectable!
Warm chocolate torte and citrus olive oil cake.
Mmmmm
They still brought us our small complimentary dessert for our anniversary, raspberry mousse. Super tasty as well !
We told our waiter we were very inpresssed and thankful we are from out of town ... we’d be in big trouble living nearby !
Next time (every time) in town, we WILL be back !

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williamg
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always whenever we visit Santa Barbara we plan a dinner at Toma our favorite restaurant in town, the food, friendly, professional staff are always wonderful, once again
we were not disappointed, see you again...scott & vicki

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JulieNichols
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! So happy that Toma is back open. They adhere to the social distancing guidelines. The food and service is outstanding. One of our favorite places to dine!

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Vogue
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great drinks—as always! We have always loved dining at Toma and they did not disappoint!!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought the food and service was excellent! It was my husbands birthday and they brought out a lava cake at no charge. Toma is my husband and I favorite restaurant in SB!

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vipluvtodine
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t get enough of the flare, food and ambiance at Toma..
love love the olive oil cake !!! Wish the pieces were bigger .

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JoellynR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!! Definitely will come back!

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LarryL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This establishment is hands-down the finest restaurant in Santa Barbara ...the food was scrumptious, service top notch and overall experience is just short of breath taking. I made the trip especially to dine two consecutive evenings —coming from LA to celebrate the reopening.
Bon appétit,
Larry Le Blanc

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RyanH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and ambiance with safe environment and attention to COVID protocols. As goo as always!

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JohnR
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toma is one of our favorite restaurants in Santa Barbara. The restaurant is 1st class on all levels. Of course, the food is the main star and is worth waiting any amount of time needed to secure a reservation. One additional point I have to add is that this restaurant has taken the COVID-19 concern very seriously and has done all that I could see to protect its customers. If you are going to be in Santa Barbara don’t miss a chance to dine at this restaurant!

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Patrick
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy they are back open, everything on the menu is great, you cannot go wrong. The wine list is well curated, and I always spring for a Brunello, but they keep it interesting with a monthly by the glass menu as well.

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vipBetsyS
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening! This was Toma’s first night open since March. They didn’t miss a beat! Scallops with lobster risotto and other goodies was fabulous. My husband had the black linguini and clams which also was terrific. So glad we found you!

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vipBobS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food is great along with the service. Sat outside with a very enjoyable atmosphere. Toma’s has a well deserved rating and Will Not Disappoint.

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vipAliciaD
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place. Beautiful location, excellent service and amazing food.

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JimF
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tom does a great job. We were so happy to be able to celebrate his reopening! We felt so relaxed and comfortable within the new Covid restrictions.
His restaurant is top notch and our favorite in town!

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EricD
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, excellent service, and refined atmosphere.

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JudyS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the two years we have visited Santa Barbara 8-10 times for medical appointments at Sansum. First we discovered Casa del Mar Inn...great place to reside near the HarborWalk and then Toma Restaurant, which is now our go-to place for great food, service, a short walk near the water. Thanks for being there. Bring back the olives, please!!!!!

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vipJuliaB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a spec dinner with our kids on Friday night at Toma. We loved the Tuna Cones, a family favorite. All of the food was excellent and the service outstanding.

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Jacki
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the drinks and romantic ambience- nice service too! Would go back for any date or special occasion. Would be even better with live music.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service!

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vipSEB123
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem in Santa Barbara Loved the food and the atmosphere Will be back for sure

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GrahamM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent

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IleneM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the cocktails and food are innovative and tasty. We've never been disappointed at Toma.

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NatalieB
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant! They have it all. Good food, great service, beautiful ambiance!

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DKDK
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Collen was our server and he was great! Super friendly and helpful. Food and wine was delish. A little loud and crowded but we had a great evening!

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vipCounterbander
Central Coast
89 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hard to fault. Service was outstanding - constantly attentive but not intrusive. Food, delicious. Ambience - a full room but you could still hear conversation comfortably.

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vipcedinesout
Central Coast
34 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend and I went for restuarant week and were very impressed. I had been reluctant to try it due to the cost but after going, it is well worth it and we would both go back! The Ahi cones were very creative and amazing tasting! The Shortrib was melt in your mouth good. The wait staff was quite pleasant, and knew just went to check in and were not overbearing. Highly recommend Toma!

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FayB
New England
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service with a smile plus beautiful surroundings.
You can't do better. The restaurant was full and not too noisy to talk.
We had a perfect meal.

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LesleyH
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delicious, intimate dinner we had at Toma! Our service was wonderful and we loved every bite pf our meals.

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vipkolea
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fantastic experience. Food was amazing—-scallops, salmon, tuna cones.

Swedish Maria is all about customer experience.

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cherylb
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails to impress. The food is over the top delicious and you end up eating way more than you intend to.

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JoyceR
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever we drive down to Santa Barbara we eat at Toma’s. It never disappoints. Great food and lovely service. Always go away happy and full.❤️

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vipemilyseattle
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal with excellent service. Our expectations were high and Juan and his colleagues did not disappoint. Can't wait to return.

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Bam1992
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food and good vibe. Restaurant is very warm inside, but the scallops were cooked perfectly! Would recommend for nice date night.

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lcgirl
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best- everything is stellar every time!

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SarahL
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for an anniversary dinner, always a fun experience with delicious food and drinks and outstanding service. Toma never disappoints!

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AmandaP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wonderful service! We have no complaints, it was hands down the best meal we had while in Santa Barbara!

FAQs

Toma Restaurant & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 962-0777.

Toma Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 3104 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.