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Arnoldi's Cafe

Santa Barbara , CA

LOCATION

600 Olive Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 US (map)

PHONE

805-962-5394

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

One of the oldest restaurants in Santa Barbara, Arnoldi's Cafe was founded by Giuseppe Arnoldi and his wife Ilda, in 1937, at 421 East Cota Street. In 1940, Giuseppe (Joe) quarried local... Read more
One of the oldest restaurants in Santa Barbara, Arnoldi's Cafe was founded by Giuseppe Arnoldi and his wife Ilda, in 1937, at 421 East Cota Street. In 1940, Giuseppe (Joe) quarried local stone and built the present restaurant at 600 Olive Street. Since then, Arnoldi's, with the bocce ball courts in the garden, has been entertaining Santa Barbarans and visitors from all over the world.Arnoldi's has hosted orchestras and dancers on the maple banquet floor since the 1940's.

We offer lovely wedding receptions on our charming patio. We have 2 bocce courts, we use 1 of them to seat parties of 100 or more. We offer great daytime wedding rates for those on a budget.

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
2
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Historic, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
2
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Italian, Local, Mediterranean
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian

REVIEWS

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Jason
Wedding:
10/18/2015
5.0/5.0
Wow!! My wife and I could not be more grateful for everyone at Arnoldi's Cafe. They helped us create a magical experience for our guests. The communication between Sara and us was very timely. She helped with all the details and allowed us to create the perfect menu. Their staff provided top notch service and the kitchen produced incredible food. We love Arnoldi's Cafe for the warm and friendly atmosphere. There is a unique old Spanish California vibe at Arnoldi's. It is a true Santa Barbara Gem. Our guest were blown away by there overall experience. We would highly recommend Arnoldi's Cafe for any wedding or event!! Our wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty. Please check out the link below
http://www.stylemepretty.com/california-weddings/santa-barbara/2016/01/15/classic-elegant-santa-barbara-wedding/
Wow!! My wife and I could not be more grateful for everyone at Arnoldi's Cafe. They helped us create a magical experience Read more...
Wow!! My wife and I could not be more grateful for everyone at Arnoldi's Cafe. They helped us create a magical experience for our guests. The communication between Sara and us was very timely. She helped with all the details and allowed us to create the perfect menu. Their staff provided top notch service and the kitchen produced incredible food. We love Arnoldi's Cafe for the warm and friendly atmosphere. There is a unique old Spanish California vibe at Arnoldi's. It is a true Santa Barbara Gem. Our guest were blown away by there overall experience. We would highly recommend Arnoldi's Cafe for any wedding or event!! Our wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty. Please check out the link below
http://www.stylemepretty.com/california-weddings/santa-barbara/2016/01/15/classic-elegant-santa-barbara-wedding/ Read less
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Kathryn
Wedding:
10/18/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I knew from the beginning that Arnoldis Cafe was the perfect place for our reception dinner. Sara and the staff were so helpful and made the event so easy to plan. We rented out the whole back patio and when we arrived after the ceremony it was perfect! The stringed cafe lights, music and all our friends and family all having a blast! Just what we wanted! My husband and I are foodies and this is the best Italian restaurant in Santa Barbara. They did an amazing job with everything!!!
My husband and I knew from the beginning that Arnoldis Cafe was the perfect place for our reception dinner. Sara and the Read more...
My husband and I knew from the beginning that Arnoldis Cafe was the perfect place for our reception dinner. Sara and the staff were so helpful and made the event so easy to plan. We rented out the whole back patio and when we arrived after the ceremony it was perfect! The stringed cafe lights, music and all our friends and family all having a blast! Just what we wanted! My husband and I are foodies and this is the best Italian restaurant in Santa Barbara. They did an amazing job with everything!!! Read less
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Sierra
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
**Please note this review is coming from someone who works at a 5 diamond resort and has been an event coordinator for over a decade. I have seen hundreds of venues and this place exceeded all of my expectations** We have so many amazing things to say about Arnoldi's (especially Sara the event coordinator). We booked our reception with Sara, from day one she was just an absolute delight to work with. VERY nice, very accommodating and just absolutely amazing. Through the whole process, she was just beyond excellent, returned my emails and calls promptly and took care of EVERYTHING we asked (seriously went above and beyond). We had a reception of about 85 guests, the appetizers, the entree and the desserts all came out on time, perfect temperature and most importantly everything tasted fantastic (we are still getting emails and texts from our guests about how amazing the food was!). Believe me, it is extremely difficult to offer high quality food when serving a large volume of guests and Arnoldi's catering team is able to achieve this. Each meal tasted like it was plated and made just for that person, we couldn't have been happier! Additionally, the staff was on top of everything, they attended to each table seamlessly and were very helpful throughout the night. I didn't see a dirty plate or an empty glass the entire evening. Our guests enjoyed the fun atmosphere and even participated in a mini bocce ball tournament during our cocktail hour (which was so fun!). Arnoldi's even did our wedding cake as well, it tasted and looked just like the high end bakeries I have worked with in Beverly Hills. I cannot say enough good things about Arnoldi's and Sara. We will be lifetime patrons of this lovely establishment and hope to celebrate our anniversaries here every year. Our guests raved about the food, the atmosphere, the bar, the service and the decor... we had the best night of our life.. and coming from someone who has planned and attended thousands of weddings this was the best wedding I have EVER been to (and I'm not just saying that just because it was our own)... truly the most amazing day ever and we cannot thank Arnoldi's and Sara enough. We are happy to be a reference and share photos if anyone ever needs!
**Please note this review is coming from someone who works at a 5 diamond resort and has been an event coordinator for Read more...
**Please note this review is coming from someone who works at a 5 diamond resort and has been an event coordinator for over a decade. I have seen hundreds of venues and this place exceeded all of my expectations** We have so many amazing things to say about Arnoldi's (especially Sara the event coordinator). We booked our reception with Sara, from day one she was just an absolute delight to work with. VERY nice, very accommodating and just absolutely amazing. Through the whole process, she was just beyond excellent, returned my emails and calls promptly and took care of EVERYTHING we asked (seriously went above and beyond). We had a reception of about 85 guests, the appetizers, the entree and the desserts all came out on time, perfect temperature and most importantly everything tasted fantastic (we are still getting emails and texts from our guests about how amazing the food was!). Believe me, it is extremely difficult to offer high quality food when serving a large volume of guests and Arnoldi's catering team is able to achieve this. Each meal tasted like it was plated and made just for that person, we couldn't have been happier! Additionally, the staff was on top of everything, they attended to each table seamlessly and were very helpful throughout the night. I didn't see a dirty plate or an empty glass the entire evening. Our guests enjoyed the fun atmosphere and even participated in a mini bocce ball tournament during our cocktail hour (which was so fun!). Arnoldi's even did our wedding cake as well, it tasted and looked just like the high end bakeries I have worked with in Beverly Hills. I cannot say enough good things about Arnoldi's and Sara. We will be lifetime patrons of this lovely establishment and hope to celebrate our anniversaries here every year. Our guests raved about the food, the atmosphere, the bar, the service and the decor... we had the best night of our life.. and coming from someone who has planned and attended thousands of weddings this was the best wedding I have EVER been to (and I'm not just saying that just because it was our own)... truly the most amazing day ever and we cannot thank Arnoldi's and Sara enough. We are happy to be a reference and share photos if anyone ever needs! Read less
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cielocielo
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
our reception went off EXCELLENTLY! sara peri was fantastic to work with and very, very helpful and understanding. arnoldi's has several menus to choose from, whether you want to do a full sit down dinner or rounds of heavy appetizers (what we did). our reception was underneath the arbor/trellis outside and was totally beautiful. they supply all the linens, plates, you name it... less for you to have to deal with before (and after!).
our reception went off EXCELLENTLY! sara peri was fantastic to work with and very, very helpful and understanding. Read more...
our reception went off EXCELLENTLY! sara peri was fantastic to work with and very, very helpful and understanding. arnoldi's has several menus to choose from, whether you want to do a full sit down dinner or rounds of heavy appetizers (what we did). our reception was underneath the arbor/trellis outside and was totally beautiful. they supply all the linens, plates, you name it... less for you to have to deal with before (and after!). Read less
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jamie
Wedding:
11/12/2016
4.9/5.0
We had our rehearsal dinner at the restaurant a couple of weeks ago, and the night went beyond our expectations of perfection. The wait staff handled 69 people, which is quite a large crowd for a dinner party. From the beginning, the service of the staff and event team has been impeccable, and we extend our best gratitude. We had more compliments than we could count, and the Lasagna was the crowd pleaser by far! We had such great help from the wait staff with the bar service, and the guests left full and happy. The buffeet and appetizer set up was perfect, and it accomodated the large crowd no problem.This will not be the last event we have there, and as a local in SB, i enjoy eating dinner there all the time.

Thank you Arnoldis!!!

xoxo
Jamie and Lucas
We had our rehearsal dinner at the restaurant a couple of weeks ago, and the night went beyond our expectations of Read more...
We had our rehearsal dinner at the restaurant a couple of weeks ago, and the night went beyond our expectations of perfection. The wait staff handled 69 people, which is quite a large crowd for a dinner party. From the beginning, the service of the staff and event team has been impeccable, and we extend our best gratitude. We had more compliments than we could count, and the Lasagna was the crowd pleaser by far! We had such great help from the wait staff with the bar service, and the guests left full and happy. The buffeet and appetizer set up was perfect, and it accomodated the large crowd no problem.This will not be the last event we have there, and as a local in SB, i enjoy eating dinner there all the time.

Thank you Arnoldis!!!

xoxo
Jamie and Lucas Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner

DEALS

Daytime Wedding Deal
Print Deal
Redeem In-Store   $2,500 Value
Book a daytime wedding, including weekends, for 2016, and get the entire patio space private for only a $1500 food and beverage minimum plus tax and tip. No other site rental fees!

Available to the first 10 couples
Deal #WW95c1ab7334adde4d
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