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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 34
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  • 13
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  • 4
    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
Good, Not Great Italian Restaurant in Santa Barbara

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Tom F
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Santa Clarita, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We enjoyed Olio E Limone the last time we were in SB that we came back. There is something to be said about recapturing first experiences - they don't always work. While the appetizers on the specials were wonderful I was disappointed with the gnocchi. The sauce was wonderful, gnocchi was pretty god but it was overkill with the topping... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Had Dinner here The Sunday night of Memorial day weekend which is usually the quieter night of the weekend to dine. Well, The Restaurant appeared to be full but hat did not stop the service or the food to be anything but outstanding! My wife had the Duck Ravioli (Soft and tender) and I had the Tagliata.(VERY flavorful!)...There is an... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Came here for a date night with my husband. Every time I go by this place I want to try it out and we finally had our chance. Staff was attentive if a bit pretentious or stuffy. Hard to describe it. The food was good but not fabulous. I enjoyed my salad more than the pasta. Maybe I could have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

I must say when we entered the restaurant I was a bit surprised as no one was there to meet us and the waiters looked at us and simply ignored us which was a bit awkward! However after being seated at our table which we had reserved we had the most delightful waitress who was very knowledgable about the menu.... More 

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Additional Information about Olio E Limone Ristorante

Address: 17 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone Number: 805-899-2699
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
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
Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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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: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business
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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