Patxi's - Santa Barbara

4.3
36 Reviews
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Much more than just another pizza joint, Patxi’s welcoming atmosphere, personable service, vast selection of local beer & wine and, of course, delicious food, embody what your favorite neighborhood restaurant should be. We believe in fresh and local ingredients to create our simple, honest and great-tasting food. Our inviting, energetic restaurants are a great place to host an event, party, or just get together with friends and family. Although we do not take reservations, we can easily accommodate large parties, so give us a call to learn more.
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4.2
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

My husband and I spent a day exploring Santa Barbara and couldn’t wait to try the pizza. Patxi’s was within walking distance of our hotel. We were shown to one of the street-side tables which we thought was perfect! Unfortunately, no one ever made eye contact with us, brought us menus or water, or came by to take our order. We noticed that the people sitting at the bar were all getting waited on by the bartender who was really hustling. After 15 minutes we got up and relocated to the bar after first telling the hostess why were we’re doing so. I want to emphasize that the restaurant was not crowded during this time. We watched as waiter after waiter ignored the outside customers. Several more groups were seated street-side and had to get up and come into the restaurant to inquire if they could have water, menus and if a waiter could come by to take their order. We saw plenty of waiters, the restaurant was not busy and we had let the hostess know that there was a problem. There really is no excuse for this type of bad service. Again, the bartender was really hustling and taking care of his customers. His name was Jesus.

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Cbsventura
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We came in for a birthday and had a large group. Staff was friendly and accommodating. My low rating is because a couple of us ordered deep dish pizzas and they came out well after the rest of our group had finished eating. And it wasn't my favorite pizza after all. I wish that the server had warmed us before taking the order (or the menu noted) that deep dish pizzas take at least 45 minutes. We would have ordered differently and probably had a better experience.

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PhilP
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Nice location on State Street. Decent atmosphere. Very expensive for what you get. 14" pizza for $23. The one I ordered we very bland. The pesto was better. I asked if they had any other suaces besides marinara and the waiter said no. Kind of weird they didn't have more base sauce options. Can't recommend due to high price and marginal food. Maybe I caught them on a bad day.

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nikiel
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pizza was good, so was meatballs. It was a bit chilly since it is an open restaurant. There is a bar with tv screens featuring sports events. A lot of families. Service was excellent.

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vipILoveLA
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very overpriced. mediocre pizza and rude service. I will not go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
28 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I really enjoy my meeting there, the services is ok

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vipFoodDude17
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We stopped here while in Santa Barbara and wanted to have some pizza. I'm from Chicago so when I see deep dish on the menu I'm always going to compare it to what I'm accustomed to. Even if the menu doesn't say Chicago style deep dish I know where it comes from. This was actually pretty good.

There are quite a few items on the menu deep dish/thin crust, appetizers, wings salads, etc., but we had an artichoke dip to start. The artichoke dip was creamy and served with crustinis. It was great combination of textures and flavors. I would recommend it as something to try if you're ever here.

We were there kind of late so we kind of rushed our order but our pizza was really good. would say that on a scale from 1-10, I would give it a 7.5 - 8. The ingredients were fresh and the crust was good. We requested chicken on it and I didn't really taste much. I can't help but compare it to my places in Chicago and although it's not the same (there's something about Chicago's dough) I can say that this place does a good job in giving me something to look forward to when I visit Santa Barbara.

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Ashishs
London
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food, only issue was that the thin base pizza came out 15 minutes before the deep pan which we were not made aware of. So half the family had finished, before the other half even started.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was incredible, waiter gave amazing suggestions, highly

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LisaW
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The deep dish took almost 45 mins to arrive to our table and the pizza was cold in the middle and hot around the crust only. Would not be going back again

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vipJonBrusich
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Cold wings cold pizza.... The upside my beer was also cold....

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vipJonBrusich
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza in Santa Barbara

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vipSbroadhog
Central Coast
26 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Looking for great pizza & they did not disappoint. Good lunch specials.

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flyboy
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a later evening dinner reservation at Patxi's on the night we arrived in Santa Barbara. We picked it because it has Gluten Free Pizza and my wife has Celiac Disease and is on a strict Gluten Free Diet.
We were seated immediately, served drinks soon thereafter and ordered dinner when the drinks arrived, while the service was quick, it wasn't rushed which was great. My only disappointment was that the deep dish pizza takes 45 minutes and since it was already quite late I was starving and not patient enough to wait for it. I did see it at other tables and it looked great. I ordered the thin crust pizza and it was delivered to the table quickly. My wife ordered a Gluten Free Pizza and was surprised that it was offered in all three sizes on the menu, usually GF pizza is a significant upcharge and only available in one size so ordering a small was a special treat for her.
The price was nice and the food and service were excellent.
We will definitely be back the next time we're in Santa Barbara.
After dinner we strolled down State Street to the water front.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
28 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best pizza in town. If you haven't had the deep dish, go for it. Lunch is a real value.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2017
Overall1food1service2ambience1

If you're interested in terrible food and top 40 music from 2001, eat here.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Deep dish pizza was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

DO NOT USE OPEN TABLE for reservations, as the restaurant informed me that their system doesn't recognize open table reservations, so we had to wait when we got to the restaurant. They were nice enough about it as they felt bad, but we only waited about 10 minutes but it could have been a disaster otherwise.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience4

All was good but would've liked more vegan appetizer options and perhaps a homemade vegan cheese for their otherwise tasty pizza (they currently use Daiya which is average at best). Service and ambience was great. Good selection of music as well. Overall would go here again if friends wanted to eat there but if the choice was solely mine, I'd prefer a place with more effort in the vegan options as I appreciate equal efforts for ALL menu items vs. strong attention to most items but then settling for a lesser quality on others.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the BEST deep dish pizza around. First tried it in San Francisco (Hayes Valley), glad that there's one in southern california (please come to LA/OC!)

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, friendly and knowledgeable staff. The crust was amazing!

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ReginaR
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2017
Overall1food5service2ambience1

When we arrived, our OpenTable reservation was not found. We told that their system had been having trouble receiving/recognizing OpenTable reservations. We then ended up having to wait 25 minutes longer (beyond our OT reservation time) to get a table. Service was slow... It took nearly an hour for our pizza to be done. (We were quoted 45 minutes when seated. Knowing it was going to take a while, we ordered a caesar salad, specifying we wanted the size for the three of us to share. It took 20 minuted to receive it (salad should not take that long) and was a scrimpy portion. Previous visits, the salad was much more generous which three shared comfortably. This one served barely more than a side salad.

This is third dine-in visit in a row that service has been sub-par. (My last visit there, I waited over 30 minutes for them to finally process my payment. Their system was down, so they had to do it manually. For some reason, they were able to process a few others before me, people who had come in after me. I sat there alone in the restaurant for the last 20 minutes waiting for someone to help me. I finally had to get up to solicit help getting my credit card back.)

I would now only suggest this restaurant to order a pizza to go. The food is delicious, but the dining experience leaves a lot to be desired.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst holiday dining experience ever. Hair was baked into my deep dish pizza.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great service and amazing deep dish pizza! Everything was delicious and worth using the open table reservation so we could just walk up and be seated on a busy Friday night.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Amazing pizza - we shared the spinach pesto deep dish, no doggie-bags needed!

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DonO
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I tried this place for the first time. We were not disappointed. The barbecue chicken pizza is in our top 2 favorites! The service wonderful.definitely would recommend this place.

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vipPtng23
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good we went back the second night in a row when the Lark was unable to seat us even with reservations. The gluten free crust is really good and had a nice crunch and taste to it.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Never disappoints! Service is great, food is amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Loved the pizza. Would definitely return

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Foodie1
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2017
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was delicious! We ordered a few different deep dish pizzas that were very tasty! The appetizers were also great! The wings were appetizing and the burrata bruschetta was AMAZING!!! They have an axxess deal so it made it more affordable, however it is very expensive. The build your own pizza started reasonable but each meant topping is like 4-7 dollars and the veggies are 2-6 dollars depending on the size of the pizza. They have great tasting food, but far to expensive! Also, the service is terribly slow and the pizzas took like 40mins to come out, after we waited like 30 mins to put the order in. Not good if you have any plans post dinner that are not totally flexible. You will be late!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food was excellent. They were playing Christmas music a few days after Christmas. They had all the windows open even though it was freezing inside and most patrons were wearing their outside coats - inside. When asked if they could put down the windows, they said no. My thin crust pizza got cold instantly. But it was still good. The manager was amazing at the end of the night - he gave us a great run down of Santa Barbara and finally put down the windows.

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vipHilltopgal
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience3

GF pizza was delicious, but very expensive when you build your own. Pizza, salad, and 2 glasses of wine $75. A bit pricey!

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Queendi
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A group of 5, we had a wonderful meal on a shockingly rainy night. The wait staff was very attentive and the food was great. We tried the meatball and hummus appetizers an they were both delicious. We ordered both the deep dish and the thin crust pizza and truly enjoyed those as well. The only small disappointment was that there is not a full bar (wine and beer only) because they have been waiting a LONG time for a full liquor license. I wish them godspeed on that.
This is a fun, open-air place. Give it a try!

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vipCommonEater
Los Angeles
83 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was our first time trying Patxi's. The deep dish pizza was awesome, and they had a lot of good beers on tap. The apps and salads looked delicious but we didn't try on this visit. Patxi's is a great option if you're looking for something upscale-casual.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
28 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been coming here for a while. Great pizza, must try the deep dish. Really filling, but worth it. Think they do have a fantastic selection on tap. Place is clean comfortable and the bathrooms are well maintained. Good for people watching if you want to sit in front. Good for families.

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Dynamicdiningduo
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Actually visited here the day of Santa Barbara's Fiesta Days parade. Great front row seats for the equestrian parade! Deep dish pizza was excellent too. Noise level was higher due to being right off the sidewalk and the parade going, but that is to be expected. Service was quick and attentive.

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Patxi's - Santa Barbara does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Patxi's - Santa Barbara is rated 4.3 stars by 36 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.

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