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Date
Thu, 4/19
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10:30 PM
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Olio Pizzeria

4.6
695 reviews
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$30 and under
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Pizzeria
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
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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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 695 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

Authentic/great food; quick service; very friendly

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Chose the pizzaria for dinner before a play at the New Vic. With reservations we were seated promptly. The servers were friendly and efficient. We shared a $6 olive appetizer and two pizzas. All of it delicious. Next visit I will ask to have my pizza left in the oven a bit longer to get some char on the crust but I know that’s not everyone’s preference.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Olio pizza is always fabulous, but this time I’m writing about the divine salad—a special offered the last time we went. Arugula, roasted butternut squash tossed in a delectable lemon vinaigrette, topped with burrata cheese with a balsamic reduction. Truly memorable. I hope the chef makes it a “regular” on the menu.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Always great, always consistent

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Good place but crowded feeling. Quite noisy when full.

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1.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Really bad service and the food was middling at best. Far better elsewhere. Don’t go

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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....

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on February 3, 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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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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