Pearland >Food & Dining > Santa Barbara Italian Cafe
5012 Broadway St, Pearland, TX | Directions 7758129.559813 -95.298465
Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Santa Barbara is awesome. It is our Goto for a nice meal out when the hubs nad I don't feel like driving into Houston. Anything with the word Florentine is awesome. Meals are big enough to split. Just ask for an extra side salad. It is BYOB so you can have a nice meal, a bottle of wine and a nice atmophere right there in Pearland.
Inconsistent food and service. For awhile, a short while, their cheesecake was 2nd only to Sweet Baby Janes in CA. But, the last time we had it here, it had a strange, metallic taste AND when I reported this to them, thinking they wd want to know - they could not have cared less!
Great italian food! – this was our secod time to visit this restaurant.
i had some of the best appetizer ever.
shrimp and scallops in butter garlic sauce
my wife had chicken mama with feta and spinch and I had a beef tenderloin with mushroom wine sauce
they served some kind of breaded potatoes which were amazing. waiter told us that it was breaded baked mashed potato with roasted garlic and bacon. it was the best
will be back and bring friends
Yummmyyy – This is a great Italian restaurant in Pearland. My friend told me that this place was great, and he ended up bringing me here for dinner. I don't remember we got but I loved his and my dish. We ended the dinner sharing this huge tiramisu that was delicious. This place is great. I would definitely recommend this place.
Great food and service! – This is a great small family italian restaurant.
I tried a spicy pasta calabria with blackened chicken and my wife had a filet with tomato basil potatoes
appetizer was shrimp and scallops in butter garlic sauce
we tried their tiramisu which was very different but great
will return for their famous carrot cake
waiter told us they received best of houston in 05
gret place and great food
will be back soon
HORRIBLE MANAGEMENT!!!!! – My family used to order from this place at least 3-5 times a month. The food is unmistakingly good, but the owner/manager is INCREDIBLY RUDE!!! (I believe his name was Lawrence?) I stopped to pick up dinner one night after work. We ordered the Tuscan Trio (fettucini alfredo, chicken parm, and lasagna) and by the time I got home, it was ALL in the bottom of the plastic bag they bagged it in and the floorboard of my car!!! I was IRATE! They think these big things of pasta will stay in a not-sealed styrofoam container!!! When all we could salvage of our $50 meal was the piece of chicken parm, I called the owner to complain about how it was bagged. He got very rude with me! I, nor any of my friends or family, will EVER eat at any of the locations EVER again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What happened – I used to love Santa Barbara. I lived in Pearland eight years ago and used to eat here all the time. It was wonderful. When I moved back I could not wait to visit. I went tonight and it was terrible. The lasagna haid a strange taste to it. The salad dressing smelled rotten so I didnt dare taste it. Mama needs to do some extensive training.
Momma made huge mistake by selling this location to son – Do not go there.....restaruant has gone totally down hill since the owner sold to her son. He is a complete idiot. Their was a roach crawling on the wall. THe waitstaff literally looked lost. Asked them to replace a meal becasue it was wrong and the meal came out with two shrimp and she said the cooks decided to "withold" them because our kids ate them. (that was after the waitress told us it would be ok for them to eat them since they were going to go in the trash).....boy Momma made the biggest mistake by selling her restaraunt to her son. PLease do not go there.........its DIRTY
We know Mama's secret ingredient!!! – My wife and went to the Broadway location based on the rating from CitySearch. We were not at all impressed at any part of the experience. To begin, they bring you bread and ran out of butter. If you wanted any olive oil or any other type of topping, you had to pay $3.99. For the meal, my wife and I ordered Chicken Piccata and Chicken Verona. The only thing recognizable about the Chicken Piccata were the capers and the lemony flavor. Generally you have a light butter-based sauce on the pasta, they served an orange concoction that was too cheesy and heavy. The chicken verona was to have a sun dried tomato basil cream sauce, I received a thick red-orange sauce that after about the second bite was so heavy it felt like I was drowning in riccota. Although we received a large amount of food, you can't substitute quantity for quality. We suspect Mama's secret ingredient is the powdered cheese packets you find in the Macaroni & Cheese boxes. The service left a little to be desired. During the whole meal, our waiter was inattentive and inexperienced. The place was dirty, tables were unkept, floors were full of crumbs....even if it was a busy day, you would expect a certain level of hygiene. The meal was overpriced. I would not recommend anyone if you want real italian food. For the same price and level of service, you could get a lot more from Johnny Carino's or Olive Garden.
A wonderful and friendly restaurant – My wife and I have eaten here at least 30 times. We always share the Chicken Marsala and order an extra Caesar salad. One dinner order is plenty for the two of us. The Marsala is different than other places. I guess that's why we love it. We've stopped ordering Marsala at other places because we're always disappointed. Bring your own wine; there's no cost. And the desserts made by Mama are fabulous.
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