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Olio E Limone Ristorante

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17 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (State)
805-899-2699
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 147
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
OSSOBUCO!!!

Its an elegant restaurant. the food is exceptional. the ossobuco special which i had was typical of the meals that embers of my family chose. The waiter was a bit cheeky with trying to divert me to more expensive wine when i knew just what i wanted, so it helps to know what you want.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Paris
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36 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

What a disappointment. We have benn going to Olio Pizzeria since it opened but have not been there for a while. Nothing was really good last night and the pizzas were bad. The dough was tasteless, hard . The sauted onions were terrible and when removed from the pizza, I could not find the sausage , the other topping I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Its an elegant restaurant. the food is exceptional. the ossobuco special which i had was typical of the meals that embers of my family chose. The waiter was a bit cheeky with trying to divert me to more expensive wine when i knew just what i wanted, so it helps to know what you want.

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Santa Clarita, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Little gem for Santa Barbara dining. if you want Italian without ripped off. this is the place. Great food. The crudo was amazing! The price is reasonable. Best wine list.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Excellent restaurant. No complaints at all. Both pastas and meat were delicious. And the dessert we ordered was spectacular. Service is fast and good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We went to Olio E Limone a few days ago to enjoy a nice Italian meal before heading back home. We had five food items all told, and four of them were excellent. The fifth was disappointing. The excellent items were: the Zuppa del Giorno (Minestrone), Risotto ai Funghi Porcini, and Scallopine con Carciofi e Limone. The fourth excellent item... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We went there with 2 couples. Lady at the entrance was very nice. However, waiters were rude, looked like they did not like working there. Food was average. When my wife asked for a toothpick, the waiter answered: you can take them at the door when you leave. After paying (and tipping good) they did not even glance at us... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We had a dinner for 6 with my brother, sister and spouses. Across the board the meals were terrific. The braised short ribs and quail stood out the most. Definitely will return

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Silvio,our waiter, was attentive and helped me with the wines. Without prompting, he brought me a taster of the two wines i was considering. His suggestion of a wonderful Sicilian white was right on target - dry, delicious and not too acidic. I come back for the Carbonara here. Olives are excellent too. The eggplant souffle appetizer was good but... More 

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Calabasas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

We came here to meet someone we were doing business with and we all loved the restaurant. The staff was prompt, courteous and very accommodating. We loved the appetizers, especially the eggplant! The main courses were excellent as well. Can't wait to return for another perfect meal!

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

SB's best Italian restaurant. The staff is attentive and knowledgeable. There is a very decent wine list. This is not a place to go in shorts and flip flops. Their food is deserving of a special evening. If you want casual, go to their pizzeria which is also excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    (State)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-899-2699

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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