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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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Celebrate an Italian family-style Christmas Eve at Olio Pizzeria. We will be serving from our regular menu plus festive specials this evening (no prix fixe menu required). For a more elegant dinner, check out our sister restaurant, Olio e Limone Ristorante, next door!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

We will be serving from our regular dinner menu plus festive specials at Olio Pizzeria on New Year's Eve. For a more elegant dinner, check out our sister restaurant Olio e Limone Ristorante next door.

Olio Pizzeria Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 5 days ago

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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food5
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 3, 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 3, 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 3, 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 27, 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 25, 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 25, 2017

Love it! Great service. Great food. Fun!

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·Dined on November 19, 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 12, 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 4, 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 29, 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 29, 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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·Dined on October 26, 2017

The service was outstanding. The food was very good

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 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 8, 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 6, 2017

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

Tags: Late-night Find, Authentic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Delicious pizza! We will visit again!!! Too much to choose from!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food and ambiance

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I loveOlio Pizzeria. We had two birthdays and it was the perfect place to celebrate! Really appreciate that the restaurant comped the two birthday desserts. They take care of their locals. My brother was visiting from out of town and he was very impressed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food to share with a group. We enjoyed sharing the chef's plate - That is always a favorite!!

Tags: Tapas, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food, service, drinks! Everything is very good! We will be back a lot!

Tags: Vegan, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Our server Bahtia was exceptional--thoughtful, kind, professional and a great smile! Bahtia made our first experience exceptional!

Love Olio Pizzeria! The best pizza in Santa Barbara!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Another great dinner get together before music concert at the Arlington. Food is always so very good We enjoyed several salads and special pizza.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Great mix of classic and contemporary casual-italian just off State St.
A little website confusion over the 'Restaurant' VS the 'Pizza Restaurant'; one more casual than the other - could be clearer, but did not cause much of a hiccup. We opted for the more casual.
Great Old Fashions & wines by the glass.
Enjoyed cabrese salad, bruschetta & meatball apps.
Classic margherita pizza was very good. The special prosciutto & fig pizza was excellent.
Service was very attentive and friendly.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Delicious pizzas... love wine list and excellent service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The best pizza in SB hands down! Everything is bursting with flavor and their marinara is to die for.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Great pizza
Great service
Lovely place

Cannot wait to return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Excellent, from the house cured olives, fat back bruschetta, Italian chopped Salad, and creative gourmet pizzas that are baked in their stone oven. We enjoyed every single bite and will be sure to go again when in Santa Barbara.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Though we love Olio and were excited to bring my father -in-law for a casual , yet delicious dinner, we were disappointed by the seating arrangement, over 30 people were crammed into a tiny room, I mean we could not get up without bumping into a party of 18 or so , the room was extremely hot and air conditioning was not working properly. Even with reservations well in advance we didn't get nice seats. I addressed it with the server and the hostess , but they said they can not accommodate us. The food was great, but the special occasion was dampened by the seating ,so we didn't even get to dessert and left as soon as the savories were finished.
We love all of Olio restaurants and frequent them when we are in Santa Barbara, were very excited to bring our parents for special occasion, but with terrible ambiance and so so service left disappointed.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great ambiance, family friendly and terrific pizza from a wood burning stove!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Always superb pizza, decent wine list, good service, reasonably priced. Carbonara pizza with hot oil is one of life's great pleasures.

Tags: Cozy, Quick Bite, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

From appetizers to dessert , everything was delicious. Every pizza we've ever had from Olio amazing. Great service too.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Second visit and the quality of the food and service remain top notch. Pizza choices are terrific.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Very good service and delicious food as always. The staff was very friendly and were aware that we were there for a birthday. Brought a dessert of my choice at the end with a candle on it. That was very appreciative😊

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Not good. Very disappointing. Pizza is good but the restaurant was dirty dirty dirty. Service was subpar.

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

What an excellent spot. Pizza/calzone/baked meatballs were all terrific...lots of flavor. I could go every week for a year and order something different and, I assume, something very good each time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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