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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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Moraga, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
Oakland, California, Usa
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoy this moderately priced, friendly pizzeria much more than its high-end neighbor around the corner. The classic neapolitan style pizzas are well made, the wines are Italian, and there are good appetizers and salads if you want to stuff yourself. We highly recommend the Pizza Margherita AOC, simple but very good.

Thank cbx295
Surprise, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We shared a pizza, salad and bottle of wine in this very small intimate restaurant with friendly service. The spinach/kalamata olives/feta cheese salad was delicious. The homemade crust margherita pizza we added some fennel sausage. Yummy! While we were enjoying our wine, the chefs behind the bar were boiling something and soon we learned they were making fresh mozzarella cheese... More 

Thank phxwilsons
Santa Barbara, California
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazingly warm, wonderful setting for fantastic pizza. I do not love pizza, so the first time I was here, I was prepared to eat traditional pizza. I was absolutely wrong. While Olio has the classic Margherita pizza, that is certainly not the best fare on the menu. The Umbria is outstanding. Regardless of who I am with,... More 

Thank Katstracks
Fort Myers, Florida
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Tasty pizza and totally enjoyed the "black" calamari. Server was prompt and all servings came out timely. Prices were also reasonable. Will definitely dine there again next time I am in town.

Thank Darius J
Dublin, Ireland
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253 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

After a few nights of fine dining we were looking forward to a simple pizza. Not disapointed, very good food and nice setting. My only minor gripe was that the bill soon added up with a bottle of wine.

Thank Motorsportenthuisias
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The bar looks beautiful, the services was great, I loved the music but overall the chef is amazing as food and cocktails were out of this world. We had the tonno rosso, carpacio di salmone, passera, pork belly and for dessert Torrone.

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Only had one night in Santa Barbara. We spent it wisely. Having pizza at Olio pizzeria. Wood fired creations that will live long in the memory.

Thank fcormack99
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We used to love this restaurant, full choice of Italian favorites at a reasonable cost. Last time we went the quality of the food had dropped and the price had gone up.

Thank Susan D
Hoboken, New Jersey
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We had lunch there recently. My husband ordered his all time favorite--Pizza Margherita. He said it was exceptional. I chose the Rotolo di spinaci & Fontina pasta dish--it truly melted in my mouth. One of the best pasta dishes I have ever had.

Thank Cheryl D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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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