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About Olio Pizzeria
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!
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Pizzeria, Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Brunch & Lunch
Daily: 11:30am - 3:30pm
Daily: 11:30am - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
(805) 899-2699 ext. 2
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.
Santa Barbara City Parking Lot #5 (first 75 minutes free/paid for by downtown merchants, then $1.50/hr).
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).
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.
Private Party Contact:
Events Coordinator: (805) 899-2699 ext. 3
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Olio Pizzeria Ratings and Reviews
Great mix of classic and contemporary casual-italian just off State St.
A little website confusion over the 'Restaurant' VS the 'Pizza Restaurant'; one more casual than the other - could be clearer, but did not cause much of a hiccup. We opted for the more casual.
Great Old Fashions & wines by the glass.
Enjoyed cabrese salad, bruschetta & meatball apps.
Classic margherita pizza was very good. The special prosciutto & fig pizza was excellent.
Service was very attentive and friendly.
Though we love Olio and were excited to bring my father -in-law for a casual , yet delicious dinner, we were disappointed by the seating arrangement, over 30 people were crammed into a tiny room, I mean we could not get up without bumping into a party of 18 or so , the room was extremely hot and air conditioning was not working properly. Even with reservations well in advance we didn't get nice seats. I addressed it with the server and the hostess , but they said they can not accommodate us. The food was great, but the special occasion was dampened by the seating ,so we didn't even get to dessert and left as soon as the savories were finished.
We love all of Olio restaurants and frequent them when we are in Santa Barbara, were very excited to bring our parents for special occasion, but with terrible ambiance and so so service left disappointed.
We went to Olio Pizzeria before a Music Academy event at the Granada. Our server was friendly and efficient. We had cocktails/wine by the glass that were excellent. The squid ink calamari was perfect and the spinach salad delicious. It was exactly the meal we wanted for the occasion. And it is so easy to walk through the arcade to get to the Granada. Perfect evening.
I guess I forgot that this is a pizza joint, like most others, where you are supposed to come in, gobble your food and leave. There is really nothing special (the restaurant on the other hand is fantastic) but the most annoying is that you haven't finished your appetizer and your main course is being put on the table. The washrooms were filthy and the restaurant itself wasn't too much better. Waitresses and food servers leave a bit to be desired.
We always make it a point that when we are in Santa Barbara to have dinner at Olio Pizzeria. We can count on the friendly service, people watching and excellent food. They have a very good wine list but they don't serve a Chianti, which is a favorite Italian wine of my wife and myself. That is my only wish list item for Olio's. See you next time.
We were in SB for my bachelorette and I was excited to take my girls to this hidden gem my fiancé and I had found last year. I made 6:30 reservation and when we arrived we were seated right away. However, we were crammed upstairs. It was dark, stuffy and hot. Not to mention we (including my pregnant sister) had to hoof it up and down a steep staircase just to get to and from out table. We were sat right next to a table with a rambunctious child. Not a very great experience considering we were a "bachelorette" party.
The food was good, on the healthy side. Made the mistake of asking for recommendations from our server. Always remember that what maybe tasty to one may not be tasty to another. Trust your instinct and study the menu. The restaurant was spacious but was uncomfortably hot because they didn't seem to have air conditioning. A ceiling fan would have helped.
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