Olio Pizzeria

4.6
712 reviews
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$30 and under
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Pizzeria
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  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Pizzeria, Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Brunch & Lunch

Daily: 11:30am - 3:30pm

Dinner

Daily: 11:30am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(805) 899-2699 ext. 2
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alberto Morello
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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.
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Private party contact
Events Coordinator: (805) 899-2699 ext. 3
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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.
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Neighborhood
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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).
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 712 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful service

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

First time here have been at the restaurant Olio e lemoni

Gourmet pizzas, lots of choices great salads

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Delicious Italian

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Love Olio Pizzeria! The food is always good. Three of us split a salad and two pizzas.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Hands down the best pizza in Santa Barbara! Been multiple times and will keep coming back.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Always a treat! Best pizza in Santa Barbara.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Great choice of Italian wines by the glass, to go along with the interesting things on the menu. I was alone, and service was a little slow in the beginning, but once I ordered everything came in good order. The server was helpful about the wines and I was very pleased with the whole meal. The food is always good here and people are very friendly

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Amazing such wonderful staff

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

First time at Olio Pizzeria, I was there with my three daughters and their friend.
Really good pizza, I was surprised to see that they have a pizza with tuna , which is great , and another with arugula, one of the pizzas that we ordered. We also ordered one with veggies , both pizzas were very good !
Their menu isn't just pizza . They also have pasta and many other dishes that I don't recall since we were there for pizza only . I will be back with my husband for sure , when I come to Santa Barbara to visit my daughters again !

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

First time visit. Great pizza, great desserts. Loved the whole experience. Can't wait to go back.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Always enjoy this Pizzeria, very cool place, great service, the pizza is very good and a good beer and wine list as well. Very well located across the street from the Public Market in Santa Barbara and very close to (but not on) State Street.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

I love everything about this place ,the energy, the ambience, the staff, the service and let's not forget the FOOD.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great service, cozy environment. Food is delicious (especially pizzas) if a bit pricy. Easy parking make this one our favorite spots in Santa Barbara

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

College tourday

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Quick shared meal before the theater

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2.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Extremely disappointing. Came here on recommendation from a local and wish we hadn’t. Poor service, food was mediocre at best, and was overpriced for what we received. Maybe it was an off night, but if we lived in the area we probably wouldn’t return.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Olio Pizzeria is one of our favorite Santa Barbara restaurants. Food is excellent and they have yummy desserts. Service is always excellent.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Great pizza and we always enjoy a meal here before going to the New Vic Theatre for a performance. Great choices among the many pizzas and they are always willing to let you "make your own" by adding or subtracting ingredients.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I have been there the past two Saturday nights. First with local friends and then with my brother who was visiting from Northern California. Excellent meals both times...actually excellent meals every time I go to Olio Pizzeria. Love that place.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Another great meal & today we had the bonus of getting the brown plate, which meant our pizza was free!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Authentic/great food; quick service; very friendly

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Was great to have an early dinner before heading over to the Granada Theater.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We had a wonderful time ❤

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We’ve been eating at Olio since 2013 and it never disappoints we live in CT and come often to visit our daughter and always eat at Olio. The food and wine are wonderful, and the service is as well.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always a great meal here. Super service. A great time.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Attentive staff, nice pizzas and tasty appetisers. I would happily go back.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Pizza was soggy in the middle☹️

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Always perfect or very close to perfect.
Perfect this time because everything was A+ and the waits staff A+++.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great service, great food.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Olio is crowded and hectic and our server seemed a bit overwhelmed, but the food was excellent and well worth it. There is only one calzone on the menu but I highly recommend it. The veggie pizza is also quite good, and the Italian chestnut ale was a good pairing for both. The atmosphere is that of a busy local Italian pizzeria - if that’s what you’re looking for, this one is hard to beat.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Always excellent, fun and great service!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Olio’s pizza was fantastic. Would highly recommend upgrading to the buffalo mozz margarehita pie. Good drinks too!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great service thanks!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great. The Umbrian pizza with mushrooms and truffles is the best! So are the calamari.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Busy night, Buddy Guy in concert across street @ 8. Still, good service, great food (Loved the stuffed zucchini blossoms) and drinks, generous complimentary birthday dessert. We had a ball!

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

We have spent the winters in Santa Barbara for the last five years. We always have enjoyed going to Olio Pizzeria a couple times. The pizzas are very original and are great tasting. I would suggest that you try to remember the "name" of the pizza you order if you are with a group, because the waiter doesn't do the delivering and it can be confusing as to who ordered what.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great pizzas. The salami plates are beautiful as well

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Great food, with lots of pizza and appetizer options, but just a few pasta options.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Nice patio table. Excellent server.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I didn't know I loved Italian food until I sampled all the light delicate pastas with gorgeous fillings and sauces from all my friends plates and came to my senses! My shrimp salad was wonderful but wow I can't stop thinking about the pasta sheets florentine…oh my!

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