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Sun, 2/25
7:30 PM
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Booked 15 times today

Olio Pizzeria

669 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
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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Pizzeria, Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Brunch & Lunch

Daily: 11:30am - 3:30pm


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

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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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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Cross street
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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).
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 669 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Good place but crowded feeling. Quite noisy when full.

Experience (London)
1.0  Dined on February 19, 2018

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

5.0  Dined 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....

3.0  Dined 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.

FoodFrenzie (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined 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.

rocketrobb (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined 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!

Guest22 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 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.

BruceH (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined 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.

vipMarsha (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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