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SANTA BARBARA

 

A Santa Barbara favorite for twenty years,

Ca'Dario's Ristorante serves authentic, gourmet Italian cuisine alongside an extensive wine list, all in a cozy, convivial atmosphere.

DINNER MENU

Antipasti — Appetizers

ZUPPA DEL GIORNO

Homemade fresh daily soup. M.P.

 

LATTUGHINE DI CAMPO

Farm lettuces and tomatoes with vinaigrette dressing and Parmigiano cheese. 12

 

INSALATA ROMANA

Romaine lettuce, garlic croutons, Parmigiano, Caesar dressing. 14

 

INSALATA CA’DARIO

House salad of radicchio, arugula, shaved parmigiano, and balsamic dressing. 15

 

BRUSCHETTA AL POMODORO

Toasted rustic bread with fresh chopped tomatoes, garlic, basil, artichokes, evoo. 15

 

PARMIGIANA DI MELANZANE

Roasted eggplant with savory tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmigiano, and basil. 18

 

CARCIOFO RIPIENO

Cold steamed artichoke stuffed with bread, artichoke hearts, fresh tomatoes, garlic, basil. 18

MOZZARELLA CAPRESE

Bufala mozzarella, sliced organic tomatoes, basil, oregano, and evoo. 17

GRIGLIATA D’ASPARAGI

Grilled white asparagus wrapped with pancetta, shaved parmigiano, and balsamic. 16

 

CARPACCIO ALLA GIUDECCA

Thinly sliced raw beef topped with spicy horseradish  sauce. 17

VITELLO TONNATO

Cold roasted thin sliced veal, topped with lemony tuna sauce and capers. 18

 

BRESAOLA E RUGHETTA

Air-dried, cured beef with arugula, red onions, and shaved parmigiano cheese. 18

 

ANTIPASTO DELLA CASA

Assortment of homemade marinated vegetables and cold cuts. 18

 

SALMONE MARINATO

Thin-sliced smoked salmon, topped with capers and red onions. 19

 

CIOTOLA DI MARE

Fresh clams, mussels, and shrimp in a creamy tomato and saffron sauce. 22

Primi — First Course


Organic gluten-free pasta, add 4

With any sauce from our menu

FUSILLI TARTUFATI

Corkscrew pasta with leeks, artichokes, shiitake mushrooms, fresh tomatoes, shaved ricotta, and truffle oil. 24

 

PENNETTE AL SALMONE E PANNA

Quill-shaped pasta with smoked salmon, dill, light sour cream sauce, and dry vermouth. 25

 

ZITI ALLA PUTTANESCA

Short tube pasta with ragout of olives, capers, chili flakes, tomato sauce, and pecorino cheese. 23

 

LINGUINETTE ALLE VONGOLE

Thin flat pasta with fresh clams, shaved garlic, chili flakes, parsley, white wine sauce. 27

 

SPAGHETTI CON POLPETTE DELLA NONNA

Thin spaghetti with Grandma’s meatballs and marinara sauce. 24

PAPPARDELLE ALLA BOSCAIOLA

Flat ribbon pasta with porcini mushrooms, pancetta, light tomato cream sauce. 25

 

FETTUCCINE ALFREDO

Egg noodles with creamy Parmesan sauce. 22

(Add chicken 5)

 

RAVIOLI AL BURRO E SALVIA

Pasta pillows filled with spinach and ricotta with brown butter and sage sauce. 22

 

TORTELLACCI ALLA PANNA

Hat shaped spinach pasta filled with cheese, ham, and creamy Parmesan sauce. 25

 

TAGLIATELLE ALLA BOLOGNESE

Spinach tagliatelle with traditional meat ragout sauce. 27

 

RISOTTO DEL GIORNO

Daily arborio rice. Please see specials for today’s selection. M.P.

Secondi — Second Course

QUAGLIE ARROSTO

Roasted quails with porcini mushrooms sauce, grilled polenta, spinach and Parmigiano. 36

POLLO NEL COCCIO

Terra-cotta-baked chicken with porcini mushrooms, vegetable sauce, grilled polenta. 38

 

LOMBATA DI VITELLO

20 oz grilled grass-fed veal short loin with rosemary and sage butter. 45

 

COSTATA ALLA FIORENTINA

20 oz grilled bone-in rib-eye steak, served with stewed cannellini beans and sage. 48

SELLA D’AGNELLO

Grilled rack of lamb with roasted shaved garlic, olive oil, rosemary, and sage. 50

OSSOBUCO ALLA MILANESE

Braised veal shank, vegetable sauce, served with saffron arborio rice. 49

 

SPECIALITÀ DAL GIRARROSTO

Daily special from our rotisserie. MP

 

PESCE FRESCO DEL GIORNO

Fresh fish of the day. Please see specials for selections and prices. MP