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“Yummo!!”

Via Vai Trattoria Pizzeria
Ranked #131 of 530 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Fort Worth, Texas
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Yummo!!”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

Beautiful day. We were able to sit outside. The prices are CA reasonable. Good people watching too! I had a rigatoni dish that was out of this world! Good service for us.

Visited June 2012
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Santa Barbara, California
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

This restaurant has excellent food, and the patio is great! Their service, however, could definitely be improved! Some of their waiters are not very pleasant, and are often rude! The waitresses are great, and some of the younger waiters are very nice. Their pizza and insalata cappucina are delicious!

  • Visited June 2012
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Santa Barbara
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Who runs front of house?”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

Just returned from eating there...food far below the average they usually serve (but this is twice now that the food and service is sub--standard), everyone said it was like it had all sat under a heat lamp--FOR A LONG TIME....As for front of house: W\ho runs this place? The teenager who seats you? The gruff manager seeming guy without a bit of Italian charm to calm his customers? A bunch of people running from table to table with wrong orders. Lets hope Pane e Vino (owned by the same people) hasn't fallen to this low standard. Don't usually want to point out negative stuff but this was really just unacceptable and it was the second time in a few weeks. I've eaten there a dozen times and never really felt the need to praise the place in a review, but neither would I bash it. Now I am afraid it is in sad need of a makeover. High Notes: Hard to screw up a salad

  • Visited June 2012
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Santa Monica, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Charming neighborhood restaurant”
Reviewed May 18, 2012

Via Vai is unpretentious and we always eat there when we're driving through Santa Barbara, and very good, food.

  • Visited February 2012
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Palm Beach, Florida
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Pizza on the Patio!”
Reviewed May 14, 2012 via mobile

Our bellperson sent us to this restaurant on our first night in Santa Barbara. It was perfect for our travel weary dinner! Casual, efficient, and delicious thin crust pizza. What's not to love??

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