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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 135
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Consistently excellent

I've been enjoying this authentic Italian restaurant for 15 years now. The one constant through the years is their service and the quality and flavor of their cuisine. I have 3 favorite dishes: the Risotto al Nero di Sepia, Spaghetti alla Bottarga di Trapani, and the swordfish. The risotto is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Yugapartseh
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Santa Barbara, CA
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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242 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Santa Barbara, CA
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I've been enjoying this authentic Italian restaurant for 15 years now. The one constant through the years is their service and the quality and flavor of their cuisine. I have 3 favorite dishes: the Risotto al Nero di Sepia, Spaghetti alla Bottarga di Trapani, and the swordfish. The risotto is made of black squid ink and various seafood. The Bottarga... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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93 reviews 93 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Great discovery! The place is very nice. And what can I say about the food; it is just delicious! I was there with my mother and we had a lovely evening. To start I had a delicious minestrone and my mom had the special buffalo, prosciutto and beet entree (which was a very nice, original dish). For the main course,... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Great food. Great service. Everything was great, strongly recommend. Wife had the duck raviolis and loved them. I had the scallops; FABULOUS. Minestrone soup is great too.

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Santa Barbara, California
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107 reviews 107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

wonderful dinner, great food service and ambiance. try the eggplant souffle, wide pasta with sausage and quail in tomato sauce, loup de mer (a white fish) with asparagus and tomatoes, and capacinos for dessert.

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rhinebeck,ny
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We dined late on a weekday evening, or else we probably couldn't have gotten a table. The food was excellent, the wines, all Italian were superb. The service was very attentive. It is a simple but attractive setting. We had a delicious salad and shared a pasta with a yummy dessert. Wonderful meal.

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LA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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356 reviews 356 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?