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“Pretty good Italian in area”

Olio E Limone Ristorante
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Ranked #19 of 553 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: State
Reviewed March 2, 2013

We enjoyed our appetizers (vegetable soup and burrata and tomatoes), but found the main (veal dish and overcooked gnocchi) to be less than stellar.

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Thank yellow1NewJersey
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

A great place for pizza and italian food. The pizzas are upscale and all good. Many to choose from. Salads are also good.

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

When we entered this busy bustling and popular Italian, we asked if they had somewhere quiet to seat us and were ushered into the rear room which frankly had no charm whatsoever, and which noisy air conditioning unit droned above our heads.

We felt somewhat ill at ease with the "I know better than you" attitude of our waiter who was trying to be efficient but we didnt feel he was terribly genuine. Our salad starters were ok and my husband's stuffed quail was tasty. I had a half portion of ravioli with aubergine as a main, but it was very disappointing and rather bland. I asked for a side of what they described on the menu as 'ratatouille' but it turned out to be stir fried courgettes, onions, tomatoes and peppers, quite good but any resemblance to the real deal was merely a coincidence.

We both felt that the restaurant thought it was better than it really was. Not for us. Very underwhelming.

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Thank CORDELIA P
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

These people know Pasta. The presentation and flavors are very good. They are close to authentic southern Italian particularly Sicilian stables. I'm impressed with the selection of Sicilian Wines. In today's restaurant scene it's nice to fine wine of quality at less then exorbitant pricing. Make sure you leave room for their Sicilian sweet ricotta desert!

Thank LAPgolf
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

great italian food. great service. great wine. what more can you say. there are a lot of good restaurants in santa barbara and a lot of italian restaurants all over but this is a cut above. we visit every winter. we just discovered olio e limone this trip and we will be back. their pizza place in the back is really good too!

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Thank jennybobenny
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