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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
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Santa Monica, California
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The restaurant is probably nice, seeing how the terrace was packed. That lead to us sitting inside next to the (very noisy) kitchen. We got a small table for 4, where we sat 5 of us. So I guess the conditions were not ideal to savor the dinner

Thank Arnaud L
Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were having dinner with out friends. My husband and son's pizza were excellent! My linguine con vongole was perfect. The atmosphere was lively. The service was attentive. We will definitely go back again!

Thank aboutfood51
Santa Barbara, California
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76 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family has been going to this restaurant for many years, and never been disappointed. Great thin crust original pizza, and amazing Italian dishes.

Thank mickmankowski
County Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Delicious pizzas and reasonably priced. Only one issue which was a dirty drinking glass. It was promptly removed and replaced by a hot glass straight from the washer. Small complaint really. Overall would recommend.

Thank Paul M
Santa Barbara, Ca
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Via Vai is a trattoria in Montecito on East Valley Road. It is well known by Santa Barbarans. I have had some mixed experiences there, so I have not reviewed it previously. Last night I had a very good experience. The young waiter was warm and professional. The atmosphere was mellow and relaxed. The food was excellent. We ordered a... More 

Thank spaventa
New Jersey
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82 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Although a Pizzeria, there were some interesting appetizers so we decided to share a calamari appetizer followed by a pizza. Both were very good. The pizza was described as being 12 inches and we were a bit worried that it might not be enough for the two of us to share but it was actually larger than 12 inches and... More 

Thank adanacsim
Glendale, Wisconsin
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Another great meal! For the last five years we've returned to visit Montecito and every year we can't wait to return to this restaurant. Sitting outside and enjoying one super meal after another, we marvel at the consistency. My favorite has been the Fruiti de Mari! My wife's, the pizza! Wonderful!

Thank Marman99
Cape Cod
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

VIA VAI is a special find in the corner of a small strip mall. Our friends took us there upon a recommendation of a local. The food was excellent. The pizza is very thin crust and delicious. My wife had mussels in a really good sauce which she enjoyed immensely. Our lady friend had a huge salad and her husband... More 

Thank CapCodBlackie
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Tasty, casual dining. Heater available for outside patio seating. Try the seafood stew baked under pizza crust- yum!!!

Thank MollyN162
Santa Barbara, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

A friend took me here for lunch and recommended the Brie salad. It was excellent and got me hooked on Brie.

Thank catherinevb1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $35
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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

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