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“Slipping a little” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Olio E Limone Ristorante

Olio E Limone Ristorante
17 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-899-2699
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Ranked #47 of 450 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Price range: $35 - $50
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
Hilton Head island SC
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Slipping a little”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I usually frequent this Italian restaurant on my trips to Santa Barbara. This time I was a little disappointed in the food and service. While my associate ordered the special swordfish than looked and tasted (according to him) delicious my menu item veal scallopine was tough and covered with something I didn't recognize. Once dinner was finished it took like forever to get our bill. The restaurant was only a third full, unusual for this restaurant. Down the street "Buchon" was packed. I'll try there next time.

Visited October 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Neighborhood Italian restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Good food and excellent service. Management does not rush you out of the restaurant when you finish eating.

Visited October 2012
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northeast, MD
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent food, good service, conducive to conversation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Nice to eat somewhere where you don't have to shout at your dining partner. Excellent food , I was not thrilled with the shared plate charge but this is certainly not the first place I encountered it. You'd think since we ordered 3 courses (only one shared) and cappucinos that this might not be necessary , no such luck. Still ,the food is worth it, excellent location, gracious service.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Great Italian food in sta Barbara”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

Been coming here for years and always walk away feeling very satisfied by the experience. And now they also have a pizza place next door. All the items on the menu are yummy. And leave room for the chocolate bread pudding with bananas. It's heavenly.
And if u want to celebrate a special event, their private room is very nice.
Buon appetito!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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milano
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Real italiano cooking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

I'm italian and I can say at olio you reali eat Italian cooking
Good and fool of taste
Fantastic
And amazing also the pizzeria
We tried both and We felt so good!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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