Olio Pizzeria

4.6
1120 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 1120 people are saying
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Glen
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time, and the food was amazing, as always!

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Francophiles
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Casual small space indoors, got noisy. Seems like they have outdoor seating in back but we weren’t offered that. Excellent pizza and calzone, nice wine and beer choices. Don’t confuse with the fine dining Olio and Limone next door!

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vipjma5742
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food. Hope they open for lunch for soon

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Annie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and our server, Sawyer, made sure we were taken care of.
We had the Favorita salad, penne pesto with chicken and the pizza with fennel sausage and mushrooms. For dessert we had the vanilla gelato and cannolis! Absolutely delicious We will definitely come back and highly recommend to our friends and family

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KaliM
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The food was disappointing. Service was good. Atmosphere was nice.

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vipTimC
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our second dinner, local vacation in lieu of canceled Italian riviera (global pandemic). Ease, Grace, the food was delicious and the wine divine. Take a weekend. Go. Just for pizza.

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anon
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat at Olio Pizzeria about once per month. There salads are spectacular and their pizzas delicious and varied. The service is always lovely.

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vipPamela
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers are always professional, friendly, and impeccable! The Italian cuisine is delicious, authentic, fresh, and constantly outstanding!

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vipMarionT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great service. Great Manhattan.

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tomandtol
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting outside is very nice. It is quiet. The service was very good as was the food.

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TRACYS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & service at Olio Pizzeria was beyond outstanding. The flavors & ambience reminded me of being in Italy. Truly a magnificent place to eat. Thank you!

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vipMichelleroamingfoodie
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I wish we caught our server's name - he was so attentive and efficient. We really appreciated it. There's a lovely variety of starters, salads, pizzas, pastas and mains to select from. We had the margherita pizza, two pastas, a salad and dessert. Each of us enjoyed our meals. This is the 2nd or third time we've eaten here and its been great each time. Thank you! We'll be back.

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BellaDonna
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great experience. Fantastic service and good food. Excellent bar drinks. Get the margarita pizza- so simple buy sooo good

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vipPhantomfan
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite SB restaurants. We really enjoy the ambiance of courtyard dining is wonderful, nicely spaced if you care about that (we do), and great food and wine. The Umbra pizza is by far our favorite pizza in Santa Barbara!

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allanc
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! Pizza was delicious. Lots of vegetables and very fresh and tasty. Great ambience with table by fountain.

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vipjuliee
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food!! The pizza is delicious…. Tastes and looks like the pizza in Italy. YUMMY

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AdamL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Clearly understaffed - we felt bad for the one waiter but tried to be patient. Once we got the food, it was amazing! Would definitely eat here again, maybe during less busy times.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pizza is as good as any place in Italy. Or NY.

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vipfoodisgoodforthesoul
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful. Our server (Sawyer) was excellent. He had overseen several tables and made sure all were taken cared for. He wasn’t rattled at all and was very calm throughout! We really enjoyed our experience!

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GaryL
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food has gone downhill. Menu has changed significantly.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta was DELICIOUS!

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vipMarvelousmarv
Central Coast
64 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
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
29 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
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
7 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
29 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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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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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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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
29 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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 1120 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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