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Olio E Limone Ristorante

17 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ranked #48 of 442 restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $35 - $50
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: State
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207 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I've been waiting a year to come back to Olio E Limone. This is my favorite restaurant in Santa Barbara. Since I was staying just blocks away in a Bed and Breakfast, I naturally ate here my first night in town. I didn't think my last meal at this restaurant could be outdone, but it was! I decided to have... More

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Santa Barbara, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Our first visit to Olio and it was a wonderful experience. This is a classic Italian restaurant with the usual assortment of appetizers, primi and secundi. There are also special dishes added to an already comprehensive menu. We and our guests each ordered a separate dish and everyone spoke highly of each dish. The pastas were fresh and perfectly made.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I recently had a fabulous and delicious dinner date at Olio e Limone. The staff, waiters and general manager Rich Hollowell were super helpful with wine selections and food pairings. From start to finish we had a lovely experience. The restaurant was very busy the night we dined, but the staff and manager were very attentive to each guest. We... More

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Indio, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I'm so glad this place is 3 hrs. away from my house. Otherwise I would spend a lot of money eating there (it is pricey). I went there with my nephews (7 & 8 years old), my sisters and my brother in law. Three of us work in restaurants (2 of us in really good italian restaurants) and we were... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Having spent a month in Santa Barbara, I was fortunate enough to visit a number of restaurants. Most of them were good to very good but Olio e Limone definitely stood out. This understated Italian restaurant does not appear to be the trendy "place to be seen" that it's sibling pizzeria next door is but it is authentic Italian both... More

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Anaheim, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had reservations for the pizzeria, but decided to just see if they could fit us in, luckily they had a spot for the two of us. Service was attentive, but not pushy, even though the restaurant was extreme busy. We enjoyed prosecco with a great Prosciutto Di Parma Con Bruschetta. We followed that with the Mozzarella Di Buffala Con... More

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Laguna Beach, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Our favorite Italian restaurant in Santa Barbara and we've been to them all. The service is spot on and the food never disappoints. My favorite dish is the tagliata, steak over greens and thin-sliced potatoes. We can't get as good anywhere else.

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Lake Forest, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We were referred by a friend so, we made reservations and were seated right on time. We had a starter of the figs wrapped in prosciutto but there were only 3 pieces and we had 4 people - I think the server should have mentioned and we would have ordered 2 - excellent flavor though. We moved on to a... More

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Nice restaurant , a little noisy , but very inviting . Drinks were great , pizza looked good , salads were great , appetizers were fabulous , Service was good even though they dumped a drink down one of our backs , they bought the second round which was very nice . Not a tourist trap which I like ,... More

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Los Angeles, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The other fabulous Italian restaurant; run by Italians and it shows. Everything fresh; the pasta dishes are so special; as are the fish and meat offerings. This one is in Santa Barbara proper, Mollie's is in Montecito on Coast Village Road. Italophiles should try them both.

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