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Olio E Limone Ristorante

17 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-899-2699
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Ranked #53 of 443 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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English first
Santa Monica, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Although residing in Santa Monica, a few times a year, whenever we are in Santa Barbara, we always dine at Olio e Limone Ristorante where the food is always great and the service is impeccable. Last Saturday night was no exception, Gustavo, our waiter was attentive, funny and accommodated all the “modifications” we asked for. The lamb osso bucco was... More

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OlioSB, Manager at Olio E Limone Ristorante, responded to this review

Dear travelingman010, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a glowing review of your recent dining experience with us! We are so pleased to hear that you were able to so enjoy your meal, and even more pleased to hear that this is consistently the case when you visit us all the way from Santa Monica!... More

Scottsdale, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The restaurant said that it was not their policy to issue separate checks because sometimes there are many people as five at one table. We were only 2 couples; however, when we opted to leave, they changed their mind. But, the waiter seemed to have developed an attitude and the service and food was mediocre.

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OlioSB, Manager at Olio E Limone Ristorante, responded to this review

Dear jrscottsdale, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts regarding your recent visit to Olio e Limone Ristorante. I am so sorry to hear that you left unsatisfied with your experience as a whole. Please know that this is no way typical of the services we provide. We pride ourselves on being able to provide a fantastic... More

Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Stumbled across this restaurant during a visit to SB we were early and luckily they had a table for us became very busy very quickly. Décor is a bit dated could do with a freshen up. Server was very attentive food was delicious soup was lovely , main courses very great except asked for a small main course for 3... More

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OlioSB, Manager at Olio E Limone Ristorante, responded to this review

Dear Dub0202, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts regarding your recent trip to Olio e Limone Ristorante! It is always so nice to hear from our dining guests, and constructive criticism allows us the feedback we need to make sure we are constantly providing the utmost in guest satisfaction! I am very happy to... More

Marlboro, New Jersey, USA
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went here from reading other T A reviews and am glad I went. Had an 8 pm res and they sat us right down even though the place was practically full. Smiles everywhere on the wait staff. Waiter told us the specials ( about a dozen of them ! ) . I ordered a bottle of recommended pinot noir ..... More

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San Jose, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I'm glad I did my research before heading to Santa Barbara or I probably would have missed this gem. I had the Beef Carpaccio as an appetizer which was very good and as my entrée I had the Duck Ravioli (Ravioli d’Anatra ai Funghi Porcini) and boy did I want to just lick that plate clean! It was amazing and... More

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Los angeles
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Lovely Italian, with fantastic service and the food was superb. This was a romantic spot, in a good location.

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San Francisco, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I've been waiting a year to come back to Olio E Limone. This is my favorite restaurant in Santa Barbara. Since I was staying just blocks away in a Bed and Breakfast, I naturally ate here my first night in town. I didn't think my last meal at this restaurant could be outdone, but it was! I decided to have... More

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Santa Barbara, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Our first visit to Olio and it was a wonderful experience. This is a classic Italian restaurant with the usual assortment of appetizers, primi and secundi. There are also special dishes added to an already comprehensive menu. We and our guests each ordered a separate dish and everyone spoke highly of each dish. The pastas were fresh and perfectly made.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I recently had a fabulous and delicious dinner date at Olio e Limone. The staff, waiters and general manager Rich Hollowell were super helpful with wine selections and food pairings. From start to finish we had a lovely experience. The restaurant was very busy the night we dined, but the staff and manager were very attentive to each guest. We... More

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Indio, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I'm so glad this place is 3 hrs. away from my house. Otherwise I would spend a lot of money eating there (it is pricey). I went there with my nephews (7 & 8 years old), my sisters and my brother in law. Three of us work in restaurants (2 of us in really good italian restaurants) and we were... More

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