For most people, a long day at work makes it hard to come home and tend to at-home activities and prepare a nice home cooked meal for the family. Fortunately, living in Santa Barbara, California means that there are plenty of restaurants that will serve your needs well, any night of the week. Whether you have a taste for American food, prefer something with French influence or Italy inspired dishes, there is a restaurant to please your stomach. Ian Filippini Santa Barbara, president of Filippini Wealth Management Inc., enjoys dining out as much as the next person. Take a look at 10 of the best restaurants in the city that he recommends for your visit.
- Los Agaves
This Mexican restaurant is one of the best in the city, and a personal favorite of Ian Filippini Santa Barbara. Food is fresh, authentic and made in-restaurant daily. There’s a delicious salsa bar, and all of the traditional Mexican favorites including enchiladas, tacos and fajitas. Prices are average, and the restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner.
- The lark
Not only is this one of the best restaurants in the city, it is one of the best in all of Southern California! The Lark serves American fare in an upscale dining environment, with both lunch and dinner menus available. Expect to spend $30 plus for your entree, with menu items such as Duck Liver Mousse, Heirloom Tomato Panzanella, Grilled Spanish Octopus, and many others.
If you like Indian food, Tamira will soon become a favorite on your list. This is yet another restaurant that Ian Filippini Santa Barbara and his team at Filippini Wealth Management Inc. enjoy dining at. Tamira offers a relaxing environment, and a great, affordably priced lunch buffet.
- Olio E Limone
Another fine Italian Santa Barbara restaurant, Olio E Limone has menu items which include Carpaccio Di Blue, Fettuccine Con Spugnole E Asparagi, and many other authentic dishes. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner.
- Sakani Sushi Bar & Japanese Restaurant
Another expensive, but worthwhile, restaurant that you will want to visit. Sakani serves only the freshest fish, flavored to perfection, and in well-proportioned sizes so leaving hungry is never an option. Lunch and dinner served daily at this restaurant.
Zaytoon serves Middle Eastern food at great prices and inside of an upbeat, casual dining environment. This is a great place for a romantic dinner with the one that you love. Items on the menu include Lamb & Chicken Kabob, fresh hummus, and more.
- Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach
The Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach is located in a serene spot that enables you to enjoy the great beach views along with delicious seafood entrees. A full bar is available, as well as patio seating. Lunch and dinner are both served, and reservations are highly recommended.
- Dutch Garden Restaurant
Dutch Garden is a German restaurant offers cold and grilled sandwiches, lunch plates and side items. Smoked Liverwurst sandwiches are one of the more popular items served at this restaurant.
- The Black Sheep
Despite the fact that The Black Sheep is one of the newest restaurants in the city, it is one that is certain to be around for a long time to come. The restaurant has already gained rave reviews from those who have had the chance to dine on the fare offered here. The Black Sheep serves American cuisine in an upscale environment. Dinner is available, and reservations are recommended.
Ca’Dario is an Italian restaurant open for lunch and dinner. They offer a wide variety of Italian favorites , cooked fresh daily inside of the restaurant. Ravioli is one of the more popular menu items available.