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“Upscale Pizzas and very attentive staff” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Olio Pizzeria

Olio Pizzeria
11 Victoria St., Suite 21, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 899-2699 x1
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Ranked #33 of 409 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: State
Malibu, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Upscale Pizzas and very attentive staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

After a great dinner at Olio e Limone (the full restaurant) the previous night, we came back to try the Pizzaria. The quality and variety of ingredients is impressive -- and were all tasty. I had the veggie pizza and a chopped antipasta salad. Hubby had the equivelant of a Supreme (lots of meat) pizza. All of our selections were very good and we would go back again. We had a spa appointment to meet so we told our server about our "rush" and he was able to accommodate our special requests.

I'm looking forward to Olio opening their crudo bar restaurant!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Newark, Delaware
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Delicious dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We were visiting our son and daughter in law in Santa Barbara and our daughter in law suggested Olio Pizzeria. Well don't miss this wonderful place. The food was outstanding , service beyond great wish we had this in the East coast.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boulder, Colorado
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good Pizza. Overpriced ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We got 4 takeout pizzas. They were tasty but very overpriced. The truffle mushroom was really good. The gluten free pizza was burned and I was unable to eat the crust.

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dallas, tx
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127 reviews 127 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Perfect proscuitto pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

The arugula salad and prosciutto pizza were as perfect as we have ever had. The restaurants was warm and cozy and the service was great. Wish we lived nearby so we could eat there at least once a week!!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Barbara, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“A waste of a good pizza oven”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

My friend raved about this place for months and we vowed to meet there for pizza. What a disappointment. The atmosphere lures you in at first, but don't sit in the back if you plan on any conversation. The tall white ceiling acoustics make conversation a challenge. We ordered the carpaccio eggplant appetizer, one meager token round of bread was doled out in the center of the plate. For $14 they might have splurged and put a second one down balancing the plate visually and allowing the second person to eat. The waitress advised us belatedly that "two people should really order ($$) additional bread". The much anticipated pizza had an identity crisis because it was too tough to cut, and too limp to pick up with any dignity the old fashioned NY way. The "Tropea" was unmemorable, probably because the toppings were so scant. Previous reviewers cited their travels in Italy when rating this, but I've traveled in Italy too and my Italian Grandmother would have rolled over in her grave if I'd used this comparison. It was a shame they had such a nice brick pizza oven. Someone should teach them what to do with it.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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