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Top Romantic Restaurants in Santa Barbara

Romantic encounters with the one that you love are possible any time when Santa Barbara, California is the place that you call home. The city itself is enough to send romantic vibes of love up and down your spine, thanks to the beautiful coastline with the Santa Ynez mountains serving as the backdrop and the rich Spanish architecture found throughout the city’s buildings. But, things can go to an even more intimate level when your romantic evening includes a trip to one of the romantic restaurants found in the city. To complete the romantic scenery, these restaurants have the atmosphere and ambiance to delight you through and through.


Intermezzo is a restaurant recommended by the President of Filippini Wealth Management Group Inc., Ian Filippini. Serving a nice mix of California-style cuisine, the restaurant offers inside and outside dining, fireplaces, a bar and a nice list of wines –and cocktails – to choose from. Service is attentive and focused on making your experience unique. Appetizers and entrees are available as well, ensuring that you get just the right amount of food for yourself or your date. When you dine at this restaurant you can be sure that you will feel warm and cozy inside!

Wine Cask

Wine Cask is a romantic restaurant open for lunch and dinner. Although they are most known for their tasty and vast selection of wines, the restaurant is also the perfect setting for romance and a delicious meal. In addition to a nice menu of food items, cheeses and wines are also of desire at the Wine Cask. Seafood Capriccio, Roasted Quail, Fried Chicken Tenders and many other fine choices can be found on the menu so that all tastes can easily be accommodated. You can have your wine, or a cocktail, at your table or at the bar, adding to the enjoyment offered at this restaurant.  This is another restaurant highly recommended by Ian Filippini. This versatile establishment is a long-standing favorite in the city.


Lucky’s Steakhouse is well-known for serving a tender, juicy, made-to-order steak, but the restaurant also serves a nice menu for breakfast and lunch, too. Salads, sandwiches and desserts are available, and there is a bar as well. The wine list is long, and Lucky’s wouldn’t have it any other way. The restaurant is a frequent recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

Petit Valentien

Petit Valentien is a French-inspired restaurant with great service and a nice menu of fresh, made to order choices.  Wine and beer is also available. The restaurant is small, thus resulting in a quiet and pleasing atmosphere for romance. Salmon, duck and Veal are among the top choices on the menu at this restaurant.    Count on attentive and knowledgeable service when dining at this restaurant.

Blue Agave

Blue Agave is the restaurant that you want to visit for a taste of the Mediterranean. Here you will find affordably priced menu items cooked to perfection, all inside of an elegant, small restaurant perfect for intimate moments with the one that you love or that hopeful candidate. The quaint lighting accommodates menu items such as Alaskan Halibut or a Grilled Lamb Burger. There are tons of cocktail choices on the menu, and you can also find the upstairs balcony area. The balcony upstairs creates even more romance, thanks to the breathtaking views of the city.


Cadiz is another exceptional Santa Barbara restaurant. Lunch and dinner are available at the restaurant, with an average price of about $20 per person being spent for dining. The menu consists of Spanish and Mediterranean favorites. Tables are lined with white tablecloths, the setting is serene and the food tastes amazing. This is a great place to go for a lunch date or for a romantic evening with the one that you love.

Ian Filippini, the Filippini Wealth Management Group Inc. President, loves to dine out at the many Santa Barbara restaurants on a regular basis. However, when he or any of his employees are looking to add a little more spark and excitement to the evening, it is the restaurants listed above that win over the heart. Each restaurant listed here is sure to cater to your every demand, ensuring a romantic evening and a delicious meal for you both. These are just some of the many restaurants available for your romantic dining pleasure, however, so make sure that you do not miss out on any of the lovely dining establishments inside of this beautiful city.