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Via Vai Trattoria Pizzeria

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1483 E Valley Rd Ste 20, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1249
+1 805-565-9393
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (34 reviews)
“salad” (14 reviews)
“panna cotta” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1483 E Valley Rd Ste 20, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1249
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were renting a house in Montecito and only discovered this place towards the end of our 11 night stay. Suffice to say that after our first visit, we went back 2 nights later on our last night. We were a family group of 8,...More

Thank kazpalms
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've come here for many years -- as I live in Santa Barbara. My husband and I meet after I have work at Pacifica graduate Institute in Summerland on a Sunday at five. This is before it gets crowded ! So we are always given...More

Thank katheemiller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outdoor and indoor dining in Montecito. A hidden treasure w/ a mellow vibe. My family and I eat here frequently. Pasta and pizza are amazing!

Thank Agsmalls
Reviewed July 11, 2017

I've eaten here several times after coming off the beach in Montecito and the food has always been very good, especially the pizza. Thin crust, delicious cheese and a tangy sauce. The pizza is highly recommended and their red wine is lovely too. Celebrities come...More

Thank Cary_Ford
Reviewed July 4, 2017

This was a great way for us to end our trip to Santa Barbara, Headed back to 101 from the botanical gardens. We stopped for a late lunch. Via Vai was the perfect place. Sitting outside with views of the mountains, The server was attentive,...More

Thank mharhhar
Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

We live in Los Angeles but weekend in Montecito several times per month. This is one of our top regular picks for superb thin pizza, delicious pastas & classic Italian fare. In the calm quiet of Montecito's Upper Village, this unassuming little trattoria is tucked...More

Thank WehoTravelers
Reviewed May 7, 2017

Dont know how we've missed this in the past, but glad we finally discovered this small, casually elegant and friendly trattoria in a Monticito neighborhood retail center. Authentic and solid menu, fresh ingredients and a nicely curated wine list, coupled with an away-from-the-bedlam downtown crowd...More

Thank Snosearch
Reviewed May 3, 2017

Really felt Italian to me...the smells, the olive oil on the table! It was green, fresh and tasty...made me miss Italy. Ate here twice in three days and was not disappointed. Highly recommend the salads and their chicken panino for lunch was great! Can't wait...More

Thank DonnaKarson
Reviewed January 16, 2017

We visit Montecito, California at least 5x per year. We dine at Via Via every single time. The food is delicious, the staff so helpful.... It is a highlight of our family's trip.

Thank dmn1110
Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

I simply enjoy a good bowl of soup and Via Vai never disappoints with their zuppa del giorno ... wonderful vegetable soups like lentil potato, garbanzo bean, potato split pea, minestrone and a hearty vegetable. Their warm oven-baked bread dipped in olive oil (ask your...More

Thank mariamQ8007UJ
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Response from CapCodBlackie | Reviewed this property |
I do not remember the entree prices exactly; however, they weren't out of line for for a upper mid-range restaurant. I would remember if they were too expensive. I think his restaurant across the street is more expensive... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, 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: +1 805-565-9393
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