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Olio Pizzeria

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11 Victoria St., Suite 21, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (State)
(805) 899-2699 x1
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great little Italian spot with good pizza.

We were just hungry for a midday bite and split a tropes pizza between three of us. It's smoked mozzarella with fennel sausage and caramelized onions. Yum! Crispy thin crust, smoky oozy cheese and yummy sweet onions and sausage. Friendly service. Would definitely return for a bigger meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
rovingcarole
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buffalo, ny
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Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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172 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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buffalo, ny
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were just hungry for a midday bite and split a tropes pizza between three of us. It's smoked mozzarella with fennel sausage and caramelized onions. Yum! Crispy thin crust, smoky oozy cheese and yummy sweet onions and sausage. Friendly service. Would definitely return for a bigger meal.

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Santa Barbara, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

By far the best pizza in Santa Barbara, if you're looking for authentic Italian pizza. Get the Umbra, it is a cheese and mushroom pizza with Truffle oil, simply outstanding. The carbonara is also great, with a soft yolk egg in the middle. If you like eggs, get this one! The appetiziers are also very good with a wide selection... More 

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San Diego, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Had a late lunch at this little place about one block off of State Street, at the north end of the main shopping area. As it was a weekday, it was rather quiet which I enjoyed. I had a panini, featuring salami and provolone cheese. Excellent, but spicy. I'd do it again. The panini had a side dish of salad.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We stopped for a drink, but liked the look of the pizza coming out of their wood-fired oven, that we ordered dinner. The incredibly nice and helpful staff suggested the special, which was a mozzarella, prosciutto, cherry tomatoes, and parmigiano reggiano. We added arugula and thoroughly enjoyed it. The wine list is tailored to Italian wines, with a good selection.... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Olio e Limone have added on a pizzeria. A cozy bar with sports channels to watch while you wait to be seated .... It is usually crowded. A sure sign that locals have found out the secret. Freshly made pizza right in front of you. We enjoy sitting at the pizza bar and watch the cooks prepare the various courses.... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Try to get this restaurant before 6:00pm as it really fills up fast. Very dynamic atmosphere. Small space and lots of guests makes for a lot of sound. All portions are easily sharable. We had a wonderful arugula, fennel and olive salad with virgin olive oil which was very good along with a pizza with ham, tomatoes and mozzarella. Our... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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48 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This pizzeria tries very hard to be very Italian, from the very extensive menu in Italian to the long list of Italian beers [some of which, we were told, were not available]. We were invited as guests of friends for a light dinner. Our appetizers [arugula with figs wrapped in ham, etc] were quite good, but the same can't be... More 

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Montecito, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This was my second trip to Olio pizzeria. The place has a nice ambience and decor. The pizza we had wasn't so great. Just a simple Margherita style with buffalo mozzarella, and basil and sauce. The crust was too thin and seemed gooshy. So when you picked up slice the whole thing flops over and cheese slops onto plate. Had... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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121 reviews 121 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

olio put our large group in a big room by ourselves which is a good thing 'cause we do have a tendency to get a little noisy. pizza lovers (i'm not one) exclaimed with joy over the pizzas. there were plenty of other choices to please any palate and salads were great. service was very attentive. altogether a very pleasant... More 

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california
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151 reviews 151 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Best pizza, amazing salads and antipasto. The meatballs were incredible, and the pizzas are truly unmatched; try the mushroom one with rebbiolo. We went back 3 days in a row. Great wine list and wonderful atmosphere as well as service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Victoria St., Suite 21, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    (State)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: (805) 899-2699 x1

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?