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Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria
Ranked #68 of 548 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pizza
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

We went with friends who were in Santa Barbara like us to look at UCSB over spring break. The place is quick and efficient. Grab a seat when you come in.

The pizza style is thin, think very thin, crust like the type of pizza you get for an appetizer or quick snack in Italy. One personal pizza is really what they call it. While it's 12", due to the thin crust, you can eat the whole thing. I made the mistake of ordering a margherita to share with my son and he ate the whole thing even though he wasn't hungry. Good thing I got a Roma salad. And good thing that they close late, because after a few hours we went back and got another magherita to share.

While we were there the second time, they closed and still served two customers after the ten o'clock closing time. All smiles, no groans.

They also have Italian style gelato, not exactly like the real thing, but good enough for government work.

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Reviewed March 7, 2013

select your base type for $6.95 and add toppings for a dollar each. great concept. very tasty pizzas on the main street of sb. will visit again. also they are soon going to sell beers.

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Reviewed March 3, 2013

We've been waiting for this pizzeria to open and it was worth the wait! Concept is that you tell them exactly what you want on your pizza, follow an assembly line process through its construction, and then watch them cook it in just a few minutes in one of there two dome style pizza ovens (which are gas but have additional wood fires for that light smokey taste). Very reasonably priced, you start with one of four "basic" pizzas (margherita, marinara, bianca or pesto) and build from there. Or you can order one of their specialty pizzas - my new favorite is "salsiccia" which is sausage, shredded mozzarella, mainara sauce, EVOO, garlic and parmesan - very tasty. We've done all the pizza spots in SB and this will now be my "go to" place. They expect to have their beer/wine offerings available around March 17th and then it will be a great dinner spot in addition to lunch. And it's super convenient right on State Street.

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