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Olio Pizzeria

11 Victoria St., Suite 21, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 899-2699 x1
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Ranked #20 of 442 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: State
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136 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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Date | Rating
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English first
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

On my second night in town, I wanted a more causal meal and opted for Olio Pizzeria. I loved the atmosphere - very authentic. The pizza was thin crust and very good. I ordered the standard, light Margarita. This is a good choice for someone eating solo. The waiters and staff were very friendly. A very enjoyable meal and experience.... More

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Hong Kong
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I came here with my two sons for lunch on a summer weekday and had a great lunch. We are all gluten-free so we ordered two pizzas with GF crust ($5 extra), as well as beef carpaccio, burrata and grilled asparagus with poached egg. The carpaccio has a tonnato-type sauce and plenty of capers. The burrata was very creamy and... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A good pizza restaurant. Good selection of starters. Plenty for vegetarians. A good (if expensive wine list) cant fault it really.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We went here to have a nice, casual meal for 6 and were not disappointed. Ordered 2 salads and 4 pizzas, which was just about right (maybe a little much). Service was good and the pizzas came out in a flash. The more standard pizzas (margarita, sausage) were more successful than the more experimental (fig and prosciutto, fruiti di mare).... More

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Stillwater, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We enjoyed a fun dinner here. We loved the Hearts of Palm - lemon /Parmesan salad better than the pizza. Pizza was good and atmosphere was fun and festive!

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Walnut Creek
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Both of my sons (13 and 16) and I loved this place. We ate two pizza's, the Boscaiola and Parma - and enjoyed every bite. The desert (Cannoli di Ricotta) topped it off. I also enjoyed an italian beers, one of a decent number of beers on the menu.

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Perris, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My boyfriend and I were looking for a good lunch spot when we happened to find Olio hidden in shopping center near State Street. The restaurant was beautifully and traditionally decorated with Italian decor and staff began doting on us the moment we walked in. We were immediately plied with water and wine samples and the management periodically checked on... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Pure brilliance. Recommended, chefs selection meat and cheese plate to start. Great pizza and salad selection too. Absolutely great

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I’m Italian. The one who likes real italian, fresh and handmade food. This place is excellent. The quality is super high and the place very comfortable. My boyfriend is gluten intolerant and - with my BIGGEST surprise - the have a gluten free pizza. We ordered it and it was amazing. They have a great wine selection but even more... More

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Nieuwerbrug, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Great pizzas, great place and friendly staff. Top it off with really fresh cheeses and cured meat and you are in business. Not to miss when visiting Santa Barbara!

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