Readers Meredith and Annie passed me some good news from the Goodland. Ca’ Dario Cucina Italiana has opened at 250 Storke Road in Goleta next to The French Press at the Kmart Shopping Center in the former home of Bicycle Bob’s and Sams To Go. General Manager Danny Chisholm gave me a tour of the impressive and spacious new location. “When you walk in, the bar area looks like the pizzeria in the downtown location,” said Chisholm. “In the back you have white table cloths dimly lit with candle lights. It will look a lot like the dining room at the main location. The fun new part is that we have a big open kitchen where we can watch the chefs make dinner magic while we’re eating.” The new Ca’ Dario also has a private conference/dining room with 8-10 chairs where you can hook up a computer to a large TV set. They have plans for a large 40-seat patio on the mountain side of the property that is currently a work in progress. The bar near the entrance has its own appetizer menu and also serves the full menu. “We’ve got an awesome appetizer dish frittura mista, said Chisholm. “We don’t have a deep fryer downtown so this is our first opportunity in a long time to have a fried calamari seafood appetizer.” Ca’ Dario Cucina Italiana is open daily 11:30 a.m.- 9 p.m. Call 884-9419 or visit cadario.net.