Oppi'z Bistro and Natural Pizza

4.5
61 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
We are open for DINE IN!

We still ensure TAKE OUT and DELIVERY services
Tuesday to Sunday from 12:00pm-9:00pm.

TAKE OUT SERVICE
Call (805) 770-7390

DELIVERY SERVICE
Place your online delivery order by visiting our website at:
https://www.oppiz-sb.com/orders


Welcome to Oppi'z Bistro and Natural Pizza. We are a modern, nonconventional Italian bistro and pizzeria concept, still rooted into the tradition of the Italian cuisine and to the "Slow-food" manifesto.
Our gourmet pizzas are prepared with a secret recipe of naturally slow-fermented dough, combining high quality imported ingredients and farm-fresh local ones.
Our signature plates include rice in a bottle, pastas, savory cheesecakes, fresh tartares and many other healthy vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options.

Support Oppi'z Bistro and Natural Pizza during COVID-19

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vipfoodie
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a good innovative and fresh food.

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vipmonia
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to this restaurant for my birthday.
I was totally in love with wine selection and their food.
Simply made, genuine, fresh and tasty those are my words for this amazing location. Go and try it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! I had the salmon. It was cooked perfectly and the accompanying basil cream sauce and black rice was so delicious. My spouse had the black margherita pizza(with added eggplant) and it was wonderful! And the staff were so kind, informative and fun! There was also a musician playing guitar and other instruments, so the ambiance was really nice. Can’t wait to go back!!

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vipGoldie
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

absolutely delish high end pizza with a crust worth eating. salads equally as delicious. love the black crust pizza with prosciutto and arugula. Guido the owner is a sweetheart..

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vipfoodie
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and on Thursdays fun music. Last time here was a wonderful accordion player and talented gust who sang Piaf beautifully. Real fun.

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vipfoodie
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great fun....and a great guitarist. Looking forward to more.

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CelseaJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I never write reviews, but we had such an amazing experience here on Halloween that I had to share.

Food is incredible, we had a pasta dish, Caprese salad, and a farmer's market pizza (on the black crust) and they were all SOOO fresh and delicious. Our server, Chris, was really sweet and accommodating and was so on top of everything which is always appreciated with a toddler in tow.

We didn't get to speak with the owner, but he was there and I could tell took a lot of pride in every aspect of the dining experience.

So glad we found this wonderful place, we'll be back very soon.

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James
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the Pasta Bolognese (Tagliatelle) and Spaghetti Carbonara. Very large portions so could easily share. Both were excellent. Staff was very helpful, friendly, and attentive. Very nice and quiet ambiance. Will definitely return.

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DinoSP
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our third time enjoying every dish. We invited friends, and they enjoyed their food. We will definitely return.

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vipJdis
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service is excellent. Specials are usually suggested and we’ve always been happy. The portions are not super sized and save room for desserts Italian style.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

After confirming a reservation, this restaurant was close. There was one person inside doing prep work,

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious the servers were very attentive and the owner came out and greeted everyone awsome place would definitely go again and recommend to friends

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vipTandC
Central Coast
20 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a stroll down State Street looking for a place to dine. Of the many options we chose Oppi'z because the menu looked interesting, the prices were decent, and a glass of wine came with our entree (5-7pm).

Very impressed. Our new favorite place (after Aldo's, Max's and Blue Door have lamentably closed down one after another). Came back a week later and sampled more of the menu, and currently have two more meals with friends booked there.

Perfect crust under the Black Margarita pizza. Delectable blackened chicken tops the Chicken & Avocado Timabal. The Portofino rice bottle was novel, with excellent texture. And check out that Bruschetta. Will want to try everything on the menu.

Great job, Guido.* Grazie!

* - Guido Oppizzi, owner

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SallyD
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific presentation and a real effort with fresh ingredients an innovative combinations. We truly enjoyed the food and attentive, knowledgeable service. Loved the special touch of "celebration" flatware!
One thing the entire table agreed upon: the description "lukewarm" is off-putting for that fabulous bottle concoction and may mean people skip ordering - which would be a shame.

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Shelly
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PIZZA so delicious.(Black crust) Generous amount of tomato sauce and cheese. Also, the tower of eggplant so delicious. The waitress very attentive and refilled water and ice tea without us asking. Definitely would come back to State Street, no cars, and Covid safety rules in place.
Shelly

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vipLaurieG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't know the last time I was this blown away by an establishment. I expected something more akin to a "pizzeria," and instead felt like I was transported to the south of Italy. I haven't tasted pizza like this since being in Europe. The food was not only fresh and delectable-- it was special. I didn't want the meal to attend. The service was outstanding (Kelly and Brooke), and I can't wait to return. Highly recommend.

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vipDollfaceL
Central Coast
161 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good pizzas. Good service. Nothing to write home about.

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vipScout
Las Vegas
29 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food good. Tiramisu was not as expected. Don’t order Rita’s tiramisu.

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vipElised
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Good food! I think they were slightly understaffed which made for a different dining experience but considering everything going on, it’s understandable! Great prices and an extensive menu.

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MelF
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It was a friendly and innovative version of an Italian eatery, the server was helpful and charming and food was very good. They did a good job of adapting to the new Covid guidelines, and we felt safe. Would recommend it to others.

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AliciaB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

They have created a very nice outdoor dining area since State St is closed to automobile traffic. Our food was delicious and the service was great. Very enjoyable first night out since lockdown!

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LFaith
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

First time trying this place. I liked the decor and ambiance. I felt that some of the items we ordered, pasta carbonara, could have used more flavor. When asked to add to that dish, we were declined. The vegetarian rice dish was very flavorful.

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MeganT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza/food in Santa Barbara! I bring out-of-towners here every chance I get. Everything I have tried on the menu is phenomenal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We came in for the prefix menu and were sadly underwhelmed Rice in a glass bottle is not dinner.

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vipImpressive
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oppi’z has authentic Italian food. We had the pleasure of meeting the owner who moved here from Italy two years ago. The food is much more subtle and refined than American Italian cooking. There are many diverse and interesting options such as black rice appetizers and mason jar salads. This is fine dining, not a pizza joint. The service was exceptional, Michael took wonderful care of us! Highly recommended!

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JohnS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We visited early evening during restaurant week. Food was excellent. Very nice Italian wine selection. Very quiet setting since restaurant was nearly empty at 6pm on a Friday night. A bit surprising.

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RaulM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The place is very nice and the menu looks exciting. But the food was mostly average. We had the Sanremo Rice in the Bottle and while it sounded exciting it was bland and not very warm. And I really like grains like farro, quinoa and brown rice. I don't need cheesy or salty sauces but this dish didn't have flavor. Also had the Pere e Zola (pear and gorgonzola) pizza. The crust was nice and overall it was nice but not that special. My son had the Lasagne which he liked. For desert we ordered the Chocolate Caprese Cake and the Cheesecake. The chocolate cake was excellent -- not unnecessarily sweet, great dry chocolate flavor and nice texture with the nuts. The cheesecake was not to our liking -- it was gelatinous and not pleasing. We left over half of it. The waitress was very nice, just vey inexperienced and generally very awkward.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple and authentic Italian food. Light and well presented.
Some interesting salads in a jar, definitely something different to try!

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KellyB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Not even greeted at front door. Owner I assume visibly stressed on phone, then stressed again when tell him name of reservation. Not a relaxing greeting and pretty indicative of dining experience here. Had to ask for dressing for 2 side salads - waitress brought us two plates of undressed lettuce with a few slices of cucumber and some cherry tomatoes. And side salads are extra. Got paste, not dressing. Could not even pour it was so thick. Food very bland, pizza mediocre, mason jar barely an entree and no flavor or seasoning. Brought check without even asking us if we wanted dessert which we did. Then ordered dessert and chocolate cake blah - did not even really taste very chocolate-y - had hair in it, not served with ice cream or cream and was dry (no icing or anything), cheesecake had some weird gelatinous topping that was slimy and gross. Service was very inattentive and waitress could have cared less if we liked our food.

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vipTomF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A bit loud, but only because it was Valentines Day and they had an accordion player.

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ValMcDonald0831
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience ! Food was great !
Loved black crust pizza

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family
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The wait staff are friendly. Only concern would be to return to fill water. We had appetizers beverages with our meal, over a hour time frame... more water service, without having to waive them over to fill. And they didn't ask if we wanted coffee to end our evening with our desert. odd.. We have enjoyed 3 meals there so far since the opening so we now assume that is how they train the staff here. We will just be asking or waiving for our needs.

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LindaB
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We visited with friends, everyone was delighted with the food and atmosphere. The appetizer "Tower" was really excellent, my pasta Carbonara very good, the others seemed to enjoy theirs as well. The owner stopped to chat and was very friendly and helpful. I would recommend the restaurant, we will be back.

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vipLeeH
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I really like this new addition to Santa Barbara's restaurant scene. It's not a pizza joint and it's not traditional Italian -- indeed, the menu is full of new and interesting, and tasty, items like black bruschetta (my favorite of the appetizers) and black rice bottles and lukewarm jars (vertical salads). As a vegan, I have not tasted widely off the menu, but these vertical bottles are fresh and interesting and flavorful. I tried a vegan pizza without any cheese the other night (I don't like daiya, their vegan alternative) and I wouldn't do it again without asking for more tomato sauce to make up for the missing cheese. It might also be nice if they tried a different vegan cheese, as daiya has a strong flavor that can be overpowering. I do want to go back and try the other vegan options among the black rice bottles and lukewarm jars. And I always appreciate a restaurant that tries to accommodate vegans!

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SilviaE
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious!
Our server was so good to us, always smiling. Polite and attentive. The owner, came over to our table to check how we liked the food. Great place. We had a really enjoyable time!

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vipfoodie
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Great service. Great ambiance. What could be better.

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BettyH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been eating here almost once a week now and this place keeps getting better. There are even new dishes on the menu - pasta, fish... probably our favorite, absolutely recommended.

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MatthewS
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. We tried two of their non-conventional pizzas and we loved them. I highly suggest trying the more weird-sounding ones, we tried the Sicilia and Pere e Zola and the flavor combinations were incredible. They also served us the best lasagna I have ever tried, and tiramisu for dessert was delicious. Great imported wines, friendly and attentive staff, quick service. No complaints here, only compliments. Will definitely be coming back!

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MicheleO
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is very good, Pizza crust is perhaps best I’ve had in a long time...BUT portions on some things like the lasagna are small. No salad included even with a $23 tiny-portioned main entree!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Nice looking Italian on State Street. What could go wrong? Start with ordering a mixed drink and receiving 3 ounces. A polite complaint produced another 3 ounces, but another $9 on my check.

Then the food. Chic Italian menu produced items brought out one at a time: that awkward moment when you have to tell one person to go ahead and “eat while it’s hot.” Then comes everyone else’s food — and it’s NOT hot.

So $100 for not even warm pizza, a bowl of early-delivered pasta, a four ounce glass of wine and 6 ounces of mimosa. Should have noted the nearly empty restaurant and taken a pass.

FAQs

Oppi'z Bistro and Natural Pizza offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 770-7390.

Oppi'z Bistro and Natural Pizza is rated 4.5 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.