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All 454 Santa Barbara Restaurants

Via Vai Trattoria Pizzeria

1483 E Valley Rd Ste 20, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1249
(805) 565-9393
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Ranked #168 of 454 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Price range: $20 - $35
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Crockett, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is a small restaurant which gets overwhelmed when they are busy. Service is spotty but not too bad. The food is ok but nothing special. Good solid Italian fare. Not much ambiance and no view. It is very small so if the weather is bad and the outside tables not accessible you might have quite a wait.

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Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Spain
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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Situated only a few minutes from SB viavai has a good real italian food, we went back this year and it was incredible again. the wine list and the menu is very complete, you fell really like in Italy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We went to Via Vai last night at 7 and were seated on the patio. All the wait staff is international and they really treat you well. We were served by a waitress who suggested the capucina salad to split between the 2 of us. Great recommendation! I had the spaghetti al coccio and my wife had the wheat pizza... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Since we bought our first ocean-front Santa Barbara-area beach house in 1994, we've been enjoying luncheons and dinners at this casual Italian pizzeria/pasta house and its twin, Pane e Vino. Twenty years of wonderful dining memories, Bravo! Tonight, a waitress named Julia, temporarily serving as a hostess in a mini skirt and knee-high red boots, admitted that she failed to... More 

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Santa Barbara, CA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a casual Italian restaurant with a cozy interior and nice patio. The food is authentic and the pizza is thin crust and absolutely delicious. The problem with this restaurant is usually the waiter. If you go between 6:30 and 7:30 and are not a regular, do not expect good service...mostly you will be ignored. After 7:30 most of... More 

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Santa Barbara
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I've been going to Via Vai for many years. The quality is always top-notch, both dine-in and take-out. I don't know how it is so good, but their parmesan cheese is the best I've ever had. Add it to their amazing Italian-thin pizzas with fresh ingredients and perfectly cooked pastas and you have the purrfect Italian meal. I usually split... More 

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

After a hard day, this is a terrific place to enjoy authentic Italian pizza....or other Italian foods... with good wine and beer. Friendly staff and cozy atmosphere.

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Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This is one busy restaurant with waiting staff coming and going in all direction. This is a favourite restaurant of our friends who live in the area. We ordered the Cotto E Funghi (mushroom & ham) pizza and it was good. The pizza crust was thin as a cracker. I don't think I've ever had a pizza crust this thin.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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154 reviews 154 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
400 helpful votes 400 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is a well-known local Italian restaurant, cheap by Santa Barbara standards and serving wholesome Italian staples. What's not to like? Food-wise, not much, it all works. But the restaurant and outside tables are both freezing cold in winter and the service is chaotic and pretty hit and miss. It's always busy so I can't even suggest going when it's... More 

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Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Spain
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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

We discover this restaurant on our way to Montecito, the pizza is amazing, the salat even better, And the ho use vine........ Maje You feel You are in Italia..........

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Additional Information about Via Vai Trattoria Pizzeria

Address: 1483 E Valley Rd Ste 20, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1249
Phone Number: (805) 565-9393
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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