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About 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!

11 W. Victoria St., Ste. 21
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Pizzeria, Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Brunch & Lunch

Daily: 11:30am - 3:30pm

Dinner

Daily: 11:30am - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
State

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 899-2699 ext. 2

Website:
http://www.oliopizzeria.com/

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.

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).

Executive Chef:
Alberto Morello

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 ext. 3

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Olio Pizzeria Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Local Ingredients (6)
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Sunday Lunch (2)
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food. The Umbra pizza is to die for and they carry a very decent tasting non-alcoholic beer, a plus!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was excellent. Flavorful and satisfying. No leftovers. We cleaned our plates. This will be my "go to" spot whenever I'm in Santa Barbara.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined 4 days ago

Umbra pizza was specially good that night -- it or the Bosciola (sp?) are my usual pizza choice.
Also I like the grade plato chestnut ale but the last two times I've been there they've been out of stock. So I had the Merretti Rosa.

We then had the pan cotton pudding for dessert. All very tasty -- and quick.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, People Watching, Late-night Find
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 6 days ago

Always a pleasure to eat pizza here. The service is usually very good and the food is excellent. So many choices of different pizzas as well as other entrees.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Quick Bite
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Great Pizza and Bar. Perfect for a good pizza pie before a show.

Tags: Great Beer, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Deliciously creative pizza. Not a huge menu, but varied. Worth a return trip.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Authentic, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The quality and over all authenticity is superb. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We live locally and dine here fairly regularly. Something was definitely off with the service on this evening. When we checked in with the hostess, she seemed distracted and less than cordial, telling our party to pick our own table and that she would follow later with menus. It took about 10 minutes to get water and see a server to order wine and appetizers, etc. From there, the service seemed to drag for most of the evening, with alternating servers/busboys attending to our table, having to ask for more water, etc. Our salad and pizzas were both very good and consistent with our past experience.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great food. My friend and I split the favorita chopped salad and boscaiola pizza. Both were excellent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I can count on Olio to have great food and great service. They didn’t disappoint for my birthday dinner.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We have been before and we will come again. Delicious pizzas, focaccias and salads, great craft beers, a wonderful waitress. We ate upstairs.where it is a little quieter and we loved it.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 26, 2018

As is true of all of the Olio restaurants, the meal at the pizzeria was great. The staff was friendly, prompt, and attentive. My wife and I gphave eaten at the pizzeria many time and what ever we have ordered has always met our expectations. We would recommend it highly. It can get crowded but that is a tribute to the food.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great atmosphere and delicious food. Will not disappoint.

Tags: Fun, Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Spicy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Too cold. Too dark. Over sauced over cooked pasta, very unappetizing and frankly un Italian.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Best pizza I’ve ever had! I’m sicilian and I know good arancinis and pizza and it was delicious! Just too hot inside.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great casual dining.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Oilo Pizzeria is a busy, usually crowded noisy and fun place to have interesting single plate pizza or other Italian food. You can sit at the bar and watch the pizza crew assemble the pies, watch the game on TV at the end, talk, have a drink and enjoy your meal. We visit Olio a few times a year as a place for two couples to meet, have a bottle of wine and catch up over dinner. Well recommended asa reliable place. But: reservations are essential.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Absolutely terrible service. We had to keep flagging down our waitress to order drinks, then order appetizers, etc. two of the four meals came at least fifteen minutes before the others. I will not go to this restaurant again. My water glass was empty multiple times during the night. Overall, a terrible experience.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Had a large group for dinner and was seated upstairs which is very nice. Good food, good atmosphere, good time. Truely authentic Italian pizza.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Normally I love this place. Maybe this was an off night but the servers all seemed stressed and unhappy. It was a Wednesday night and I think there was a show going on nearby so it was a bit busy. Anyway, or main server was ok but we rarely saw her - nice though. Our bus boy was a clueless idiot. He never gave us water and when he delivered our pizza he literally threw it on the table knocking over a olive oil bottle. He did even apologize or right the bottle. It was bizarre.

Olio should have bread. You have to ask for it and when it does come it's 3 small pieces. You're an Italian restaurant, serve plenty of good bread!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Nice place, good vibe and service. Pizza is good, but not 5* Would go again.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My sister and I had brunch at Olio Pizzeria on 12/3/17 and both ordered the DELICIOUS Strapazzate (smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, asparagus and mascarpone toast). We also tried a special yummy holiday cocktail (icy blue topped with egg white froth) and hazelnut panna cotta for dessert. Our server was there when we needed her and was especially friendly.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had previously enjoyed Olio Pizzaria several times, but in this instance, they disregarded our reservation and seated us at a bar table in the midst of the jostling bar crowd and couldn't even visit our table for 10 minutes of so. The person in charge of seating people was unruly and unapolegetic, basically saying 'get over it; not my fault; email the owner'. Others waiting for a table were also told the same thing even though they had reservations as well. Probably won't be back. Too bad, because they have good food. Simply too crowded and unresponsive to their repeat customers.

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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We love eating here usually, but owing to a nearby concert and the beginning of the holiday season, the place was jam-packed and the problem of its crowded entry-way was magnified accordingly, with people getting testy and pushy, and hostesses and waiters looking and no doubt feeling strained and overworked. Put on a few extra staff, why don't you! While the food is always good and the prices reasonable by today's standards, the dining experience wasn't quite worth the candle on this occasion--a watery drink, a chopped salad that was also watery and somehow oversimple. Lovely lovely trout and carrots however.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We ordered two pizzas. One was pretty good but the other one was burned to the point to the unetable.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We love this place but hadn't been in awhile. We were not disappointed. We love the warm Italian atmosphere, the great service and the delicious food. My 20 month old granddaughter, who has stopped eating meat and seafood, gobbled up the squid ink calamari right along with her grandfather. My husband and I ordered salads to start, which were fresh and tasty. My daughter ordered a bread appetizer, which she enjoyed. We also ordered two pizzas. I was happy to be able to order one with a gluten free crust. I also ordered a glass of sangiovese wine, which complemented the food perfectly. We look forward to returning.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The pizzas and lasagna were amazing! Our waiter could have used some more personality but we easily got over that since our meal was so good!

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Love it! Great service. Great food. Fun!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Olio is losing its edge. We shared appetizers, pizzas. Some of appetizers were very weak - burrata cheese plate, eggplant carpaccio lacked taste. Pizzas were fine. Waiter needed an upgrade on style and delivery.

Hope it gets back on its game. Has always been arrogant with its customers. So given its down turn on performance and food, not a good reason to go back soon.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Made last minute reservations and was glad I did. Place was packed house on a Saturday night and for all the right reasons. The trippa was fantastic and coming from a family of women who can cook it, it was out of this world good. The parma pizza was great and we polished off all but one slice with the help of a few Italian old fashioneds and a tasty apple pie inspired cocktail.

We hardly ever experiment with Italian food prepared outside of the tri state area but this place was an absolute ringer. Would recommend to anyone out there that’s wants tasty authentic dishes.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent pizza with a thin and crisp crust, simple and fresh toppings, good salads and large beer and wine selections. We shared the chopped salad- a favorite and very good, and the con vegetali pizza which had roasted eggplant, bell peppers, zuchinni and cherry tomatoes. I am a vegetarian and liked the pizza very much. Fast and attentive service- tables are close together and can be noisy.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Casual, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our table of five expanded to 11, and they were great to accommodate us all, our server was great and the food was good. We prefer the upstairs, a little quieter, would definitely recommend Olio for any special occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Have eaten here many times since it opened many years ago. We had a very disappointing meal on our last visit.
Carpaccio appetizer was good....everything else was quite mediocre.
We were seated in the back room, which is dark, near the bathroom and has bad acoustics.
Pizza crust was not good....overly chewy. Mozzarella cheese on the pizza was not of good quality.
Won't be going back any time soon.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The service was outstanding. The food was very good

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We've been here often and enjoy it for a casual night out. We enjoyed our meal and the servers were very attentive. Our waitress was especially helpful and friendly. Sadly, the hostess was very off-putting. She hardly gave eye contact when we arrived and checked in ( we had a reservation) and took us to our table with no pleasantries and again no eye contact. Thankfully the experience after we sat was very good. Perhaps this hostess needs further training.

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Casual
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Fantastic pizza and food !!!
Good vine selection .. better than anywere I had even italy !!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Excellent every time we go. Love this place!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great service. A nice mix of authentic italian comfort food with a foodie vibe.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our favorite place for casual, great food dining near State Street. Superb pizza and great beer/wine choices.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Spicy, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Too noisy, tables too close todether, smelled like cleaning solvent.

Tags: Late-night Find, Authentic, Bar Seating
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