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“Quite Unlike Most Italian Restaurants”

Palazzio Trattoria Italiana
Ranked #329 of 548 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed February 9, 2013

The Palazzio Restaurant is a large restaurant and extremely popular given the numbers who dine there. Don't choose this restaurant if you expect quiet, leisurely dining. I think my biggest criticism is that the portions are too large. I ordered a half-sized plate of a pasta dish and it would have been enough for two people. While they are very good about providing "doggy bags", I didn't have any means of keeping one in my hotel room. My wife ordered a salmon salad and it too was oversized and "above average". On the positive side, full marks for the level of service and the overall quality of food was very good. Prices are reasonable and if you are looking for a very filling Italian meal with left overs for the day following, the Palazzio is a bargain. Decent food, reasonable prices and excellent service.

Thank James C
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Big portions--four of us ordered two half-orders of pasta and took home leftovers. Of course, the soft, warm rolls, slathered in garlic, olive oil and chopped parsley, that were offered as soon as we sat down--and kept coming throughout the meal--probably had something to do with that. Great atmosphere, great upbeat staff who will happily customize an order, and wine on the honor system! Very reasonable prices, too. Recommended!

(Not sure if they accept reservations.)

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Thank jjsmama
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Be reay to eat... the servings are huge. My party of 6 shared one large pasta bowl and ceasar salad for lunch and we were all stuffed from the amount of food served. Thequality of the food is very good. The free garlic bread is freshly baked and yummy too.

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Thank Megan888_88
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

The location is great, right on State Street. The service and atmosphere was a good bar/restaurant scene. We just had drinks and salads but they were good. The fresh rolls were perfect for starving shoppers who needed food fast! The lemon cookies were a great deal for a snack on the go.

Thank MET794
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

You will not leave this place hungry! Good ol' traditional italian, cooked delicious. Fun atmosphere, excellent service!

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Thank theniller4
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