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11 Victoria St., Suite 21, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 899-2699 x1
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Ranked #25 of 454 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: State
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  • Italian first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Crockett, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This place is really a find. No view, but the food is excellent, service is great, very authentic feel to it. We like it a lot. It is an oasis, lively, but consistently good food.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
417 helpful votes 417 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Sorry, but I just don't get it. I've seen the other reviews mostly raving about this place but unless we were there on an 'off' night I'd suggest the food is OK but not outstanding and the service was tragic. I simply can't give more than 2* to a restaurant where the waiter tells us we can't have plain toast,... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Having eaten at Olio Restaurant the night before, my husband wanted more of a good thing. And it was good. We shared the anchovy and caper pizza. Those are two of my favorite things, husband not so much. He loved the pizza just as much.

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Denver, Colorado
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I wanted a place to take my daughter and her two college roommates for dinner and this was recommended by the stylist who cut my daughter's hair down the street. It was perfect, and exactly what I was looking for, albeit on the expensive side for pizza. We ordered 3 pizzas, but could have been fine with two and not... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

There's nothing like an evening of dining starting out with good conversation until the crazy delicious pizza you ordered comes along and shuts all bon mots down. The place was super packed and the din was really up there (Huh?! What'dja say?!) But all that disappeared when the pizza came. Then there was this wafting of sweet deliciousness in the... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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133 reviews 133 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I dine here sometimes, but pick up pizza often. It is terrific pizza, with that very Italian thin crust style. It is delicious pizza. The prices are steep though for the size of the pizza offerings.

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Southern California
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282 reviews 282 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We like to drive up to Santa Barbara and often select Olio Pizzeria for lunch. The chicken liver bruchetta is a favorite as is the creamy and spicy sausage bruchetta. The Parma Proscuitto is delicious, albeit expensive for the small serving served without bread. Pizzas are small, expensive, and really good crust - the carbonara is unique. Plenty of wines... More 

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Santa Barbara
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I really do love the pizza here. However, the service can be slow and the wine is extremely overpriced. I recommend an arugula salad with the olio e limone dressing, any of the wonderful pizzas and one of the many mixed drinks.

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Vaxjo, Sweden
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We went here for lunch. The place was not busy and the service was fast and good. We got the pizzas after 5-10 minutes. We added parma ham to the pizza with truffles and mushroom, it was amazing!!!

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Santa Barbara, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This restaurant/pizzeria is not what it should be - especially for the prices they charge. The service was boarding on rude, sort of threw the food at us, of course noisy, and most of all the pizza is barely average, and for the price it should be GREAT! Having a salad is impossible as their salads are lackluster at best... More 

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Additional Information about Olio Pizzeria

Address: 11 Victoria St., Suite 21, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone Number: (805) 899-2699 x1
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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