Montecito: Santa Barbara's even more wealthy and luxurious neighborhood to the south. The rich and famous call this area home, so you know what that means... there's plenty of good stuff to eat around here! This list rounds up 10 of the best restaurants in Montecito - from sushi to pasta to ice cream and beyond!
Many of the area's restaurants are located on Coast Village Road, one of the main streets. Sakana, a sushi restaurant, sits at one end and the Honor Bar holds down the other end. If you feel like venturing off the beaten path, reserve a table at the Stonehouse, located in one of Montecito's most deluxe hotels.
Much like Santa Barbara, Montecito also seems to have a disproportionately large amount of Italian restaurants. There must be something about red tiles roofs and sea breezes that really gets people in the mood for a nice red sauce and a bottle of chianti. If you're feeling like it's time for a basket of calamari or plate of lasagna, stop by Tre Lune (they also make a killer breakfast).
After dinner, treat your sweet tooth to some organic ice cream at Rori's Artisanal Creamery. A long-time favorite of specialty shops, Rori's first retail store is located right here. Try their peanut butter and jelly ice cream served in a mason jar or one of their drool-worthy ice cream sandwiches. Yum!