Olio Pizzeria

4.6
1104 Reviews
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Reopened with all health and safety protocols in place.
Olio Pizzeria 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. Wine bars serving boutique salumi and formaggi are all the rage in Italy, as is a 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. Now open for takeout. Buon appetito!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1104 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta was DELICIOUS!

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vipMarvelousmarv
Central Coast
61 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting outside well spaced in a courtyard great food and service. Food was presented very well. Great overall dining experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juan is an exceptional server! He is clearly a great example of a positive outcome of Covid!

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KarenH
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious meal! The staff gave 100% on a very busy evening - impressive & well done!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tucson
22 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, excellent food- fresh, flavorful, unique combinations.
Great wait staff.

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ncal
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We did not enjoy the food or drinks at this highly rated Pizzeria. I had ordered a glass of Valpolichella wine ( 10$) and it was oxidized and obviously from a bottle that had been opened a while back. We then asked for a glass of Brunello ( $ 19) and that was ok, the waiter made a comment that it would be a from a fresh bottle since it was more expensive! The salad came with salami even though we had requested a vegetarian version and the waiter had made a note of it in the order. Luckily they did bring the substitute salad right away. The pizza was under baked even though it was made in a wood burning stove with a lot of cheese and limp veggies.
I think the owners need to pay a little more attention to details, may be unable to since there are three restaurants they run right next to each other.

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vipShawnC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were perfect

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vipMARKW
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants anywhere!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good focaccia e formaggi. Umbra pizza delicious with lots of mushrooms, ample cheese and nice black truffle.
A bit noisy but it is a lively place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and delicious food! Elaine has built an incredible enterprise! Kudos….

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was delicious. We ordered a Caesar salad, burrata and prosciutto appetizer, the Parma pizza (no arugula, sub artichoke, add truffle oil), and butterscotch pudding. The service, though friendly and considerate, was a bit slow, however, and we noticed the tables around us wouldn’t be cleared for 30+ minutes after another party had left. This took away from the otherwise beautiful and romantic ambiance on the patio by the fountain. Overall, we would still come back.

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MariaP
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good and the service was awesome. We will definitely go back next time we’re in town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always great food and a nice place to eat.

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Brenda
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Good choice for Italian lovers. Solid comfort food. Good selection of pizzas and pastas. We booked the pizza entrance, but seems they also allow you to order from the front restaurant's Italian pasta menu as well. Sat on the back patio outside in a nice cozy courtyard. Good al fresco ambiance. Food was good, but service was very slow. Maybe 10 minutes between server visits. They were understaffed and over booked on this evening. Food arrived late, and drinks arrived after food. But 4 of us seated kept the conversation going. Would try again after the Covid dust settles some more.

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vipelosb
Central Coast
40 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The service was lousy. We must have sat there for 20+ minutes before anybody came to take our orders. I understand the staffing is an issue these days, but the place was mostly empty, so it was frustrating.

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ACACK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Italian bistro with an incredible menu! The service and food is always terrific here. You can't go wrong!

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BarbaraW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Juan was an amazing server. He was very attentive and professional.

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Mikelly
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting and authentic Italian pizza! Will come again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both Juan and Celo are exceptional waiters. Very thoughtful and always remember what we like and not.

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johns
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection and food...pleasant atmosphere. Nothing fancy, just tasty.

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LindaL
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on their beautiful patio it felt like we were in Italy. Our waiter was patient and took good care of us. The calamari, salads and pizzas were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and AMAZING service!

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tastebuddy
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Olio Pizzeria has become the place my sweetheart and I gravitate to when we want to celebrate with excellent food. We really don't know anywhere else in Santa Barbara where we can rely on delicious, interesting fare at such a moderate cost. Last night, it was the savory Branzino for me, accompanied with great vegetables and sage-infused roast potatoes, preceeded by classic bruschetta and washed down with a fine, non-alcoholic beer. My partner, just as the previous visit, loved the home-made sausages with polenta and vegetables. It's always hard to choose amongst the desserts, but in the end, the upside-down apple tart with ice cream was the perfect finale. Service was excellent, despite the full house, and our table by the fountain made us very relaxed. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation trip. We have eaten at Olios Pizzeria several times and it is always outstanding in service and food.

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CathyH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The bar seating is still closed so we were seated at an outdoor table. Next to us was a large boisterous group that the waiter seemed to dote on, hoping for a generous tip I’m sure. We waited and waited for service, we finally had to go ask to be served. We won’t be back u til the bar seats are back open.

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vipRezaM
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Good service
Pizza is ok

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MMM3
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server gave us great and delicious suggestions. The service and food was great!!

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Julcherie
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Nice quiet place. Pizza was pretty good. My husband didn't like that there was no sauce on the pizza we ordered. It's a matter of preference really.

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vipChris
Los Angeles
76 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fun place to go for pizza & other delicious Italian entrées… Fun cocktail and wine list… Juan is fabulous!!!

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Mangiabene
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance outdoors, great service.

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is a great place to get dinner at in SB. I originally reserved a table outside but it got a little chilly so the waiters were very accommodating and let me and my party move indoors. The food was fantastic and I highly recommend ordering the squid ink calamari as well as any of their pizzas! Delicious Italian food.

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DianeP
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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jennsb
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

This has been our favorite pizza in town for years. Lately, service is slow. Although there is a sign stating to be patient while they get their staff up to speed after Covid, there were only a few tables occupied when we went. There were multiple tables empty and it still took about 15 minutes to be seated even though we had a reservation. My husband wanted a glass of wine and waiter was kind enough to offer him a taste of several, but all clearly had been opened for days and were flat. My Manhattan cocktail was watered down. Normally, it is the best pizza crust in down to last night it was soggy although edges were great. Service was really weird too. Waiter said that he was new so he didn't know about certain things on the menu, but then I asked how low he had been working there and he said 2 years. Lots of other things, too. I really hope that they get their act together soon or they will start to lose our business. Come on Pietro. You do this well, stay on your staff to do better.

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JJjj
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Servers were very nice but the restaurant is severely understaffed. Expect a long wait, even with a reservation. Excellent food and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food and vibe. After living in Northern Italy, Olio Pizzeria put us back there again. Great food, atmosphere and service! Highly recommend.

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TraceyH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Was told this was the best pizza in town. There were many to go orders happening while we waited to check in for our 7:00 reservation. Seated promptly had an excellent craft cocktail (their Olio martini) had the Caesar salad and two pizzas for the 3 of us. First, the salad was great, good dressing and fresh lettuce. The Carbonara pizza was a favorite served with a sunny side up egg on top. The other pie was the Capricciosa. Both pizzas were delicious with thin charred crispy crust. We enjoyed the food the service and the setting. Our server seemed a bit busy like maybe they were short handed but he managed it all with a lot of effort! We would definitely return and recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best pizza restaurant in SB!

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foodie0046
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What made me the happiest was that they have actual good Italian wine! The pizzas were a little thick, but the flavors were amazing. Definitely coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the back patio which was nice. But the highlight was the food. Pizza was awesome. Tried the Margherita and the seafood ones. Also the sausage and peppers, and the Branzino, were all very good.
Bar service was a bit slow, we were told he does drinks for the pizzeria and the main restaurant so he was slammed. Server was very nice tho.
Would absolutely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always enjoy Olio Pizzeria!

FAQs

Olio Pizzeria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 899-2699 ext. 2.

Olio Pizzeria is rated 4.6 stars by 1104 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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