Good place but crowded feeling. Quite noisy when full.
Really bad service and the food was middling at best. Far better elsewhere. Don’t go
As always, we loved the place, the food, the wine list. The Umbra Pizza is out of this world...the salad delicious. The prosciutto melted in the mouth....
The atmosphere is authentic......highly recommend Olio Pizzeria, for any occasion.
When you crave Pizza, go to Olio....
Server did not ask for our drink order. My pizza was burned, a black crust. Was told that's how they come! It was taken off my bill thankfully.
Typically we love Olio Pizzeria but were somewhat disappointed this visit. We made a reservation days in advance. Upon arrival, we waited for at least 5 minutes for the hostess to acknowledge we were even there. Then the only available table was upstairs. I asked if there wasn't something downstairs as the ambiance is much better and was told that's all they had. I got the feeling that they didn't reserve a table for us at all and that whoever arrived first including walk ins were seated down in the main dining room. Considering we frequent the restaurant pretty regularly it was a bummer. When the hostess told us she only had something upstairs she told me I could go "check it out". I had no idea how to even get upstairs and she seemed put out that she had to lead the way. Once we got upstairs she pointed at the table we could sit at but it hadn't yet been bussed so I had to stand in the corner and wait until a busser cleared the table and push 2 together. The final straw was that a large, loud party was seated next to us which completely destroyed any hope for a quiet evening out with good conversation. We had to raise our voices just to be heard. A suggestion also would be to somehow monitor the temperature upstairs. It was so hot we were sweating.
As always the food was good and our server did a great job despite being assigned the upstairs overflow area. We will return as we are hoping this was a fluke. But come on, Olio, your local frequent flyers deserve better.
Great food. The Umbra pizza is to die for and they carry a very decent tasting non-alcoholic beer, a plus!
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.
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.
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.
Great Pizza and Bar. Perfect for a good pizza pie before a show.