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Olio E Limone Ristorante

17 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ranked #58 of 440 restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $50
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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198 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Having eaten here twice during our last visit to Santa Barbara, we were keen to go back. Definitely not as good as before. The food was fairly average - a piece of seared tuna that was only just still pink in the middle, and for my husband a pear tart that had tough pastry. The bread brought at the start... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

On the recommendation of a friend who lives in Santa Barbara and after reading reviews we decided to go to Olio E Limone when craving Italian food. We were not disappointed. We all loved what we ordered and can't wait to go back and try other favorites that are on the menu. I had chicken saltimbocca. I have always had... More

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Santa Monica, California
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Vacationing in Santa Barbara over 4th of July, 2014 weekend, I got reacquainted with this long-time SB dining mecca. We were a party of 4, drinking rose bubbly and grand cru red and white burgs. While the wines were terrific, it was all about the food and service here. Service was excellent and food followed suit. We shared several appetizers... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Gnocchi!!!!!!!!! Loved it! Hubby loved his Pesto Pasta! Major win! After wine tasting all day... I needed something heavier to counteract the onset of queasiness... Nice choice. Initially, Olio Crudo next door... not bad, just not satisfying... grateful we stopped here Very cozy and very busy. Reservations would be in your best interest. Buon Gusto! ~your constant companion, Deirdra

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New York
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106 reviews 106 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The menu, service and dining room could do worth an update - However, the actual meal was quite tasty, We had the roasted artichoke soup & carpaccio appetizers and veal chop and halibut entree. The panna cotta dessert with fig glaze was exceptional. Next door their latest addition - Crudo is lovely.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

While i never really thought of the area as a riviera. They do... So of course it had to have an italian flavor. And this place is very good. Food is delicious. If in the area make this a stop

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Sarasota, Florida
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We were invited to a family dinner at Olio e Limone, so we had the private room for about 20 people and everything was just great, bordering on perfect. The food was terrific, my wife had the lamb chops and they were yummy so was my fish. The wine they served was from a local vineyard, Brander, I believe and... More

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Santa Barbara CA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I live in Santa Barbara and there are several good Italian restaurants in town with Olio being notably superior. The owner/chef is Sicilian and the quality is very high...I eat there frequently. The restaurant also has an adjacent pizzeria which is the best pizza in town and Olio just opened up a small Crudo (raw) bar next door which is... More

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