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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
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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, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 163
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Great bites. Great drinks. Great bartender; Dave.

Our son and his girlfriend suggested Olio for a casual, intimate place for the four of us to go. If great food, drinks and relaxation is your goal, this rec knocks it out of the park! Every dish we had was outstanding. Hamachi and fluke crudo's, Prosciutto with hot oil, lamb chops - yum! Buffalo... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Glenn G
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our son and his girlfriend suggested Olio for a casual, intimate place for the four of us to go. If great food, drinks and relaxation is your goal, this rec knocks it out of the park! Every dish we had was outstanding. Hamachi and fluke crudo's, Prosciutto with hot oil, lamb chops - yum! Buffalo tartare was good but not... More 

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Thank Glenn G
Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the time we were seated until we scraped our dessert plate clean every bit of this dinner was a delight. Excellent service and a lovely atmosphere only enhanced the delicious food. My veal scallopine was the best I've ever had. My companions were equally pleased with their choices. A great experience

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Thank lscquig
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best meal we had in Santa Barbara! Authentic Italian, good wine recommendations. Pear carpaccio salad exquisite! Beautiful presentation of all dishes. Accommodating to substitutions, pastas perfectly cooked. Even the deserts were well done, a place where most good restaurants fail. Highly recommended. Sit in the front room, simple, tasteful. Back room seems like a banquet room, no atmosphere. Park in... More 

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Thank geoffreywf
Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WOW! they were 30 min late on our big reservation for 13 people, but made up for it with complimentary prosecco all around. we ordered a few appetizers for the table, and everone ordered entrees. WOW! the CARBONARO was on-point!! it felt so authentic.. sooo good. the fish was amazing, and all the appetizers were very tasty. i highly recommend... More 

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Thank dorkiemiche
Briarcliff Manor, NY
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163 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very enjoyable meal here. All of the food that we ordered was fresh tasting and well prepared. The service was attentive and unassuming. This is a good place to celebrate a special occasion.

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Thank PeteZebra
Santa Barbara, California
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had another perfect meal at Olio. Hands down the best italian food in SB, The veal scaloppine was amazing and the tortelloni with spinach and ricotta was fabulous. They have very unique cocktails and a great wine list. The service is great and the ambiance is delightful. We love this restaurant and will return as often as possible!

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Thank Carters4
Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

My wife and I were in Santa Barbara for the weekend and consulted Trip Adviser for a fine restaurant. We weren't misled. The food was outstanding; the service was attentive, friendly and prompt; and the atmosphere was casually elegant. We shared an Italian style crab cake appetizer that was excellent. My wife had a Dover sole for an entree that... More 

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Thank YB5
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106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

without a doubt one of the best in Santa Barbara, the service was great, we were in a 12+ people table, the food came almost at the same time, and there were always someone available to take new orders, highly recommend it.

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Thank Alex F
Scottsdale, Arizona
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288 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I had dinner with friends at the Olio E Limone Restaurant this week and it was just fantastic! The Service just superb, the food unique and delicious, the environment perfect. I had the short ribs and they were as good as it gets! Also be sure and try the deserts, excellent!

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Thank P51rayf
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Went to Olio E Limone on the recommendation of the hotel. We got a table right away without having a reservation, however, I definitely would make one next time. The service and food were terrific. We had the pasta with tomatoes as an appetizer. For dinner we had the pork tenderloin and beef tenderloin. Both cooked to perfection. With that... More 

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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: Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?