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Via Vai Trattoria Pizzeria

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1483 E Valley Rd Ste 20, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1249
(805) 565-9393
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Family time

I love to go here for lunch or dinner. Delicious pizza, pasta never disappoints (including the gluten free) and service is friendly. Reservations help, especially on a Sunday night when Mama don't cook!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
maryanne c
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Santa Barbara, California
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English first
Santa Barbara, California
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The sister restaurant to Pan e Vino, located across the street, This is the place to go for whatever pizza fix you're in need of. Besides all the traditional pizzas, they offer a wide variety of other mouth watering temptations. You won't be disappointed. Buno Appetito.

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I love to go here for lunch or dinner. Delicious pizza, pasta never disappoints (including the gluten free) and service is friendly. Reservations help, especially on a Sunday night when Mama don't cook!!

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Thousand Oaks, California
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98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We visited for Mother's Day weekend. My wife wanted authentic Italian -- we got it -- al the way down to the wait staff. All the dishes were large and flavorful -- and the outdoor patio has a great view of the local foothills.

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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192 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

Professional, friendly service and quality food make Via Vai a very worthwhile stop. We were warmly greeted and immediately given delicious warm crusty bread and oil. We ordered the roasted chicken salad and the chicken salad panini at lunch. Both were generous servings and very tasty.

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Crockett, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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37 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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 to $35
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1483 E Valley Rd Ste 20, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1249
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: (805) 565-9393

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $20 to $35
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?