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Olio E Limone Ristorante

17 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-899-2699
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Ranked #38 of 454 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $50
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
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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LA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Olio Limone has several restaurant options in Santa Barbara, this is for the main restaurant, which is a higher end Italian place that features very good food and a nice wine list. The tables can be crowded and the server we had was professional but not very friendly. You can't go wrong eating here but be prepared to spend $100... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Having eaten at Olio e Limone many times over the years, this is undoubtedly one of the best Italian boites in California. The moderately priced eatery has an extensive menu, which is always changing with a wonderful wine list. The Morello family, longtime owners, have a major culinary hit on their hands, expanding the franchise to Olio Pizzeria round the... 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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Everything was magnificent. Friendly and attentive service. Outstanding food. It is apparent that the chef takes pride, uses the best with passion and love of food. The evenings special appetizer - fish carpaccio was heavenly. We both selected pasta dishes with the intention of returning to try something else. Wasn't disappointed. Ravioli stuffed with duck with mushroom sauce - fantastic.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was our third time at this Santa Barbara establishment and will definately not be our last. Great Italian food in an elegant surrounding with first class cooking and resonable prices. The quail salad was first rate as was a pasta of simple morrels and asparagus. My wife had the duck ravioli and it was also special. Looking forward to... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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347 reviews 347 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

It had been a couple of years since our last visit, but I'm delighted to confirm that Olio e Limone is truly one of the best restaurants in town. Inspired Italian cuisine, professional service, elegant ambience. Highly recommended dining in Santa Barbara.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The pizzeria is the jewel here. Although the main resteraunt is excellent. The entrance is on the side behind the main Resturaunt. The food is bistro style,as the Italians eat. Many unusual choices. Cheeses,salamis and sausages Italian wines & beers great salads & light dishes galore. In all a place to spend hours and converse with friends and family.

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18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Dinner with friends before a performance at the nearby Granada Theater, influenced the choice of restaurant. Parking, dinner and theater all in one stop. But the restaurant is a great choice. I love the thin cut italian bread and olive oil. My Osso Bucco was well prepared with a tasty sauce. The risotto was creamy and the accompanying vegetables an... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Even though the restaurant was full, the acoustics are such that it's a quiet place. The wines were great. Salads and pasta were wonderful. Excellent tiramisu. A very attentive Italian waiter. What more could you ask for?

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Virginia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Service was OK. Fish entree was way too small and the mushroom sauce on the duck ravioli was too powerful; could not taste any duck at all.

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11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I shared 2 different entrees, the duck ravioli and the quail. Both were very good. The restaurant was busy, but we felt well taken care of.. The server brought the ravioli first so we enjoyed it as a starter. It was very good. The quail was perfectly prepared.

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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

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