A Honda Fit rammed through the window of a Presto Pasta restaurant on De La Vina Street in Santa Barbara Friday night. There were no injuries.
Firefighters said the accident occurred when a driver, whom they described as a woman in her 80s, accidentally hit the accelerator and drove into the building.
The restaurant closed and called a crew to board up the building.
One diner said her husband convinced her to sit away from the window with their granddaughter.
At first she thought it was an earthquake.