The Montecito Wine Bistro is a new addition in the Pierre Lafond empire of Santa Barbara. The menu is full of trendy things like kale and quinoa, as well as classics in the world of pizza and Italian dishes. By the fire one is quite cozy in the rather large space. The wait staff is kind, but not very connected with you as the diner.
The chicken parmigiana I ordered was good, but not excellent. I found the chicken to be a bit dry and the entire thing a bit bland. However, this may just have been a bad choice on my part. My mother enjoyed the quinoa salad seen at the bottom. It had kale and all sorts of healthy goodies in it.
Good, straight forward food at Montecito prices is what you'll find here and that necessarily isn't a bad thing at all.
516 San Ysidro Road Montecito, CA 93108