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Olio Pizzeria

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11 W Victoria St Ste 21, Ste 17, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-5143 (State)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were waiting for south bound traffic to LA to die down and wanted a light meal, a friend recommended Olio and we are glad they did! this was the perfect spot with a great menu. The place was busy but the bar tender came over to help us and made our stay even more enjoyable with his casual conversation... More 

Thank RonandJean-Singapore
La Mirada, California
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is tucked back in a group of buildings on State Street...not easily seen from the street but so worth the find. My husband and I ate here twice while visiting Santa Barbara. The Umbra pizza is outstanding...Robiola cheese, cremini mushrooms and truffle oil. Great service, nice outside patio area as well as inside dining. Will definitely eat here... More 

Thank Geri H
Vilnius, Lithuania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice italian food restaurant. We had insalata di polpino (octopus) which was perfect and pizza Margarita DOC with burrata. We asked for crispy pizza so they baked it a bit longer. Very nice service by young lady, sorry don't remember her name. She adviced us about town directions and sightseeing and was very much helpfull.

Thank endis
Brecon, United Kingdom
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356 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted an easy meal with minimum fuss, this laid back pizzeria provided the perfect solution. The starters well quite varied so we shared 3, the pizzas were good. It was busy with locals and tourists as it was Labor day.

Thank G_EvansWales
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28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were told about this place from our hotel and were told to rush as it was 9pm. They were still open and had plenty of people walking in hours after us. In saying that, when we walked in it took ages to be seated. The servers were just all starring at us. I was pretty close to leaving. The... More 

Thank monced
Santa Barbara, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I highly recommend the arugula salad with shaved Parmesan and artichoke hearts, as well as the truffle pizza (three of us ordered this one and it filled the air with a most wonderful aroma). I've had the Capricciosa pizza before (several times) and my friend had the Mare Chiaro pizza last night. He loved it, too. Everything is made to... More 

Thank love2salsa
Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended this restaurant by our hosts at our hotel and loved the pizza. The restaurant was a great value and had amazing service. Would recommend to anyone!

Thank Dan_Fang_
Santa Barbara, California
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Best place to sit is upstairs, there you can eat and talk with friends. The place is popular and can be too much.

Thank Anabel-2013
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Just had dinner here this week, pizza and an arugula and cheese salad to start, both were terrific. This place is around the corner from the sister restaurant Olio e Limone and offers similar terrific food, very nice place and great service. Definitely on my to go list now when in Santa Barbara.

Thank Kevin O
Moraga, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Every time we visit Santa Barbara my husband wants to go to this restaurant once while we're visiting, which is about once/year. The beet salad is excellent and the pizza is superb! We're thrilled that they now take reservations too! Absolutely love eating here every time!

Thank Jill W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 W Victoria St Ste 21, Ste 17, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-5143
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 18058992699
Authentic Italian pizzeria with pizza counter, wine, artisanal beer & full bar and European hospitality.

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