729 State St, Santa Barbara, CA | Directions 9310134.419340 -119.698939
Neighborhoods: Lower State
Tasty food – They have tasty food, great prices, good servings and the ambience. Food is like home made and delicious. Highly recommend this to others.
Awesome Food – Our food came out on time and was prepared just right. I would recommend this place to a hungry person the portions are huge! Service as ok but the food made up for it! I
Good, fun place. – Many great menu options but the bacon-wrapped-steak and flourless chocolate dessert would be my picks. Location near the shopping center is also a plus if you want to check out the stores before or after your meal.
Great Italian – I love to take my family to Pascuccis. The food is wonderful, the location is great, and the service is pretty good. Sometimes at night the service can get a little slow however, I think its due to the fact that they are jam packed everynight! Talk to any local and they will tell you that Pascuccis is a great place to frequent!
wow...very tasteless food – My husband & I went to Santa Barbara to celebrate our anniversary. I read all the great reviews about Pascucci and couldn't wait to go. Well, to say the least we were horribly disappointed.
We had the tomato bisque soup to start-it wasn't too bad-just a strange flavor and after taste. We mentioned it to our waitress and she took it back.
We both ordered two different pasta dishes that were terrible. There was absolutely no flavor to the sauce. My husbands pasta dish had sausage in it...how do you make a pasta dish with sausage bland?! It was pretty bad. My dish had chicken, artichokes...also completely no flavor. I had to doctor up the dish with so much salt at the table( I never have to salt my food at other restaurants) to even make it edible.
I agree with only one of the comments that I read the bread was good. BUT.....if you are going out to dinner/lunch-you would actually want the meal to be good.
The service was fine, food awful. We will not be back.
Great place for lunch – The salads are great. I usually order a half salad, combined with the bread its a perfect lite lunch.
Rude Hostess and crappy seating. – Well, we got seated promptly... in the back at a really small table. We moved ourselves to a booth that was in a half empty room assuming there would be no problem with that. I guess the hostess was not ok with that anyways, so already steaming she seats us somewhere else... In the smallest booth ever, with a half-ass curtain that was right next to my face, and I could not move my right arm due to it being so cramped. I then ate a piece of the bread to start off with, it was pretty good I'll admit. But I left after about 30 seconds of that because of being so uncomfortable. When I left, the hostess looked at me and my fiancee walking out and failed to even ask a question like " is something wrong?" etc... Just looked and let us walk out. I found the situation annoying and disrespectful. I will not return.
Below Average Pasta – The seating time took awhile but considering it was a busy night. Our waitress was nice and prompt but didn't take our orders correctly even after repeating it to us. The cooks then made the most bland fettucinne dish I have ever had, it topped macaroni grill as the worst for me! After I told the waitress that it was really bland, she said "oh it's because you only ordered fettucinne, it is naturally a bland dish" I was shocked to hear her say that. Never in my life have I heard that. Fettecinne is a rich flavorful dish albeit too creamy for some but my favorite. She even said if you had ordered chicken it would have been better! I almost laughed but didn't say a word. the worst italian food i've ever had considering the money I paid.
Great Bread – The bread they serve for free is delicious. We had three baskets. The food is excellent. Service was very good. The place is very popular. We went around 3 pm and got a table right away, but almost every table was taken.
More reasons to go back than not to.... – As we were walking down state street we saw a long line outside of Pascucci. My boyfriend and I were deteremined to come back the next day and find out what it was all about. We were the first ones to arrive the next day on a Sunday morning, and as first time visitors were seated right in front of the fireplace. Wow talk about romantic seats! Their house garlic bread was soo good. However we still got appetizers and their tomato and mozzarella was just as great. I liked that their menu offered a sampler for many of their different dishes such as ravioli, appetizers, desserts, etc. This way when you're a first timer like us, you can try what they have and then come back for what you liked best. Anyway overall the entree dishes were not so bad. However for the affordable prices on their dishes everything was worth it. We had an appetizer, 2 drinks, and 2 entrees and the total came to around $32! If I lived in Santa Barbara I would definitely make this a lunch spot where I could get an affordable meal and continue with my shopping.
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