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Olio Pizzeria
Olio Pizzeria

Olio Pizzeria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.oliopizzeria.com/
  • Phone: (805) 899-2699 x2
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch & Lunch
    Daily: 11:30am - 3:30pm
    Daily: 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Pizzeria, Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Alberto Morello
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Contact our Events Coordinator to plan your next catered event. Our pizzaioli (pizza cooks) will make Olio Pizzeria pizzas in your own outdoor wood-burning oven! Antipasti, salads, salumi, formaggi, dolci and more available as well.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining at Olio Pizzeria for up to 22 guests in the Terrazza Room and for up to 32 guests in the Taverna Room. Inquire at http://www.oliopizzeria.com/privategroup-dining/. Fine Italian private dining for up to 40 guests in the Cucina Room next door at sister restaurant Olio e Limone Ristorante.
  • Private Party Contact: Events Coordinator (805) 899-2699 x3

Getting there

  • Cross Street: State
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Lot Parking: Santa Barbara City Parking Lot #5 (first 75 minutes free/paid for by downtown merchants, then $1.50/hr). Street Parking: After 6PM and all day Sunday, there is free street parking on Victoria Street in the green curb areas. Alternate parking available at the Granada Garage (Anacapa x E. Anapamu Streets) and Teen Center lot (Chapala x W. Victoria Streets).
A word from Olio Pizzeria
Olio Pizzeria, opened in July 2010, is a causal pizza bar/salumi bar/wine bar/full bar which was inspired by the myriad neighborhood pizzerie and enoteche (wine bars) found around the corner from just about every piazza in Italy. This idea began to take shape before Alberto and Elaine Morello even opened Olio e Limone Ristorante, their fine dining Italian restaurant next door, in 1999. Wine bars serving boutique salumi and formaggi are all the rage in Italy, as is a new regionalism which they are excited to share with you. Sicily is an emerging powerhouse, and touches of Sicilian food and wine delight their guests. You’ll also find exciting tastes from Campania and other emerging regions on their menus, wine and beer lists. Join Olio Pizzeria for private dining for up to 32, group dining, or send an inquiry regarding catering. Buon appetito!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "we went there first time and loved the food and the bar. Second time was even better....the butterscotch pudding id to die for"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "There is no better place in Santa Barbara for pizza. And wait until you have the butterscotch pudding for dessert! Ma mia!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "They are consistently good. Tastes the same each time and that's worth going back for."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "A perfect blend of atmosphere, decor, food, activity, service and their extensive list of Italian beers. The truffle pizza was absolutely amazing with an added fennel sausage as suggested by our waiter. The proscuitto wrapped figs were so unique. The butterscotch pudding was an explosion of dynamic flavor beyond a usual dessert. I typically do not like butterscotch and was pleasantly surprised. We have eaten through out Santa Barbara since 1991 and are happy to add this to our favorite restaurant list."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Alway a good time and a good meal. Pastore had guanciale, some soft mild cheese (ricotta?), scallions, and fennel pollen. Excellent! Crust on the Parma (mozzarella, proscuitto, fresh arugula) was oddly floppy compared to the others, despite no sauce. Butterscotch pudding is heaven. Our waiter brought us a little treat for a special occasion we were celebrating but had not mentioned to him or any other staff, magic! Both he and the bussers were pleasant and attentive but totally unobtrusive. Many Italian and SB County wines available by the glass fun to discover. Upstairs room is not as tightly packed or noisy as downstairs. Definitely recommending using Open Table or calling to get on the priority list."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Every single time! The pizza is the best! And so is the service."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Our server was the highlight of Olivia pizzeria. This was the 2nd time she served us and was just as nice, friendly and warm as the first time her knowledge of the food and wine is what you want in a resturant like this. I am sorry is cannot remember her name but she has been there for 7 or 8 years! What a gem. The food is un believable. The piZa crust is beyond tasty. We live in LA and every time we come to SB we come here."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Good food, fun selection of pizza's but salty for my taste. Also, very loud inside."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "After reading all the hype about this restaurant, I was excited to go. The pizzas are extremely overpriced and are nothing out of the ordinary. I was very disappointed. I would never go there again."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Exactly what you hope for if looking for typically Italian style pizza and lighter fare, in a comfortably casual environment. The meat and cheeses selections were delicious and perfectly paired as recommended, the wine was a perfect accompaniment and overall dining experience was just what we desired for a late Saturday evening meal. I have been here a number of times, just with my wife and I and with various assortment of my kids (ages 15 - 23) and we all love this place."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Pizzas are outstanding. Service was slow but good. We asked for bread 3 times but bread is on the menu and you pay for your basket. We were willing to pay. But never got a basket! Going back for more pizza."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This pizza was sooooo good and so fresh. I cringed at the $18-19 price for a generous size 1-serving thin crust pizza, but it was so worth it. Only negative was the $10-18 bottles of beer and glasses of wine. I just wanted a regular beer with my pizza - Olio should save those prices for the fancier Olio and Limone restaurant next door."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Olio Pizzeria is one of THE best places in town for Italian. The care, precision and attention to detail with this food is highly notable - they only use the finest ingredients...with everything that is put on your plate. Go there. Don't wait. It's excellent!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Great pizza, salads and appreciated the server's suggestion. Unique and tasty starter."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Olio Pizzeria is one of the best i have ever been to. I cannot speak highly enough of the incredible service, ambience, and food! Everything was perfect!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I'm not usually into going to a pizza restaurant for dinner, but Olio Pizzeria is a must go to restaurant. Try the calamari Nero!! The basil shrimp pizza is another big winner."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Love Olio Pizzeria...for everything! The best pie in town and all the other goodies you can get, like the most amazing artichoke salad."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We love this restaurant and visit every time we come to Santa Barbara."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We are repeat diners, and always will be! The food is consistently good, and you always feel welcome when you arrive!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "The place was packed with people enjoying their evening. That was the first good sign. And, the aroma alone could draw you inside. We were greeted by a very friendly host and seated at the bar in front of the guys making pizzas and meat/cheese plates. This is one of the best spots to sit. Watching them work is optional, but fun to see someone so good at what they do. We had the seasonal Pizza Special, which was loaded with figs. It was so Amazing that we came back the next day and had it for lunch."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Olio Pizzeria does not disappoint! Our waiter was amazing... he recommended the squid ink calamari & it was the best we've EVER had! We also had an artichoke, arugula & shaved parmesan salad that was brilliant, recommended again by our waiter. The pizzas were also fantastic. We can't wait to return & try more off the menu."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great pizza - great desserts - love the vibe! I will definitely return here with friends!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This place is a master level food experience. Why? Because it IS the best pie! And salads. And everything. And don't miss the butter scotch pudding....you will die from the perfection of it! "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Never had a bad meal here. Love the truffle pizza!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Excellent pizza and salads! Nice ambiance, great service. Professionally run, with several very attentive waiters. Reasonably priced. We will return!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great pizza's, super fresh cheeses and a selection of meats and bread, served quickly and with a smile. Best Italian in SB !"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We enjoy all of Oilo's restaurants, and this is no exception. Great pizza. The calamari is incredible. Attention to detail."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We have eaten here often and used Open Table for the first time to assure a table when we needed it. It worked fine."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Love this place so much & the wine selection is perfect for the caliber of food they serve."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "If you're in the mood for pizza with a little extra flair and options, this is a great place. Good food, great location and excellent service."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Delicious appetizer. Grilled eggplant, peppers and goat cheese crostino. Pizza special with sausage and ricotta cheese combo was a great choice."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "One of my favorite go-to places in Santa Barbara. Always a fantastic meal, terrific service and everyone enjoys themselves. Thank you, Olio Pizza People!!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "If you want the real deal, go to Olio Pizzeria. The best pizza this side of New York and Italy. Seriously...this is the place. And get that artichoke salad for starts, it's absolute heaven. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We found the place last minute and will definitely return. Lived the food, ambiance and service."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Open table reso at 630, we weren't seated until 715. The waiter did not approach our table until 20 mins after we were seated. Ordered our wine. The waiter returned 15 minutes later to take our order and our wine still had not arrived. When our food arrived, that particular server did not care who had ordered what, he just threw down the food wherever he decided it should go and we could figure it out ourselves. I have never, ever had such horrible service. It is a shame because they're food is pretty good."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We started with fried artichokes and the fried calamari, black in the squid ink, and with a yummy garlicky sauce. All delicious. Then we had the Umbria pizza. Others in our party had the margarita pizza and the capricciosa pizza. We also had a locale salad and a beet salad. Again just wonderful. You can't go wrong. The waiters will help you decide. Thin crispy crust and delicious toppings. Don't skip the Umbria pizza. It is to die for! "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "This place is gift to Santa Barbara. Excellent and authentic every time!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Visiting the S.B. area and discovered this great place. The Calamari de Nigro was fantastic! Our pizza was also very good. We will be back!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Best pizza in town - bar none. And don't forget the artichoke salad to start, with extra dressing....you go to heaven."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I lived in Italy for 5 years and Olio Pizzeria is the closest I have come to being in a lively pizzeria restaurant there. Every dish was better than the next, service was excellent. The Umbra pizza with black truffles was out of this world, and the cauliflower appetizer was like nothing I have tasted before. Blended with the cool ambience of Santa Barbara, this place is my new favorite and I will definitely be going back and recommending to all. Don't miss it!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014