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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
We loved this place - the food was great and the ambiance was wonderful. It would be a great date place. We had the fried artichoke hears which were wonderful, the flank steak was great even though flank steak can be a tougher cut of meat they prepared it beautifully. I asked to have them leave off the green bell peppers as I don't like them. They left them on anyway and I was glad as I tried them and they were delicious. Everything was just prepared so beautifully. My nieces had pasta and they loved it too. Then the deserts! We had a chocolate panna cotta alla nocciola which was decadently luscious with a nice deep chocolate flavor. We also had the budino di zucchero di canna which is a wonderful butterscotch pudding. We would not have ordered that but our waitress was crazy for it and talked us into it. We were so happy she did. It was also delish!
Our waitress was great and the food was great so we have no qualms about recommending it!
We have been to this restaurant for lunch and thought the food was great but the server (bartender) seemed distracted. It's taken a while to return, but boy are we glad we did. The service was excellent (even though the place was packed) and the food was phenomenal! So many great options that we didn't even order entrees... just some outstanding apps and then a HUGE meat and cheese platter that we couldn't even finish. And if you're a fan of bourbon, be sure to order the aged Manhattan. My wife was in heaven! We will definitely be back!
We went there with a party of 8 and a reservation. We were sat immediately. As we were a larger group we were put in a back area upstairs so it was really quite but the service was a little slower than it might have been if we were in view. The food was awesome, we had 4 appetizers, 3 pizzas, and 2 desserts. Which fed every one to a satisfied level. Pizza was by far my favorite, it was a level above everything else.
We had 3 items, each was excellent......stuffed zucchini blossoms, eggplant carpaccio and margarita pizza with fresh mozzarella. Service was perfect....sat at the bar. Tables are small, so we actually had more room at the bar. Can't wait to go back and try something else.
A friend and I had dinner before a Granada concert, as it's so convenient. The food is always good, as is the service. We treated ourselves to the meat and cheese board along with a salad of greens...and made the meats and cheeses toppings. You couldn't come close to purchasing that much of the delicious, very thinly sliced deli meats for what the tray cost...in fact, quite a bit came home with me and was used as an hors d'oeuvre the following evening for some grateful guests. This is always a fun and friendly place for casual dinner...including gluten free pizzas...and within walking distance to most of the theater district.
This restaurant is absolutely terrific! We are not personal friends with the owners so this very positive review is evidence of nothing other than our conviction that they know food and service; in short, they know their business. The food is prepared authentically and excellently, the bartenders are most friendly and the wait staff most attentive. Don't miss it!
Our OpenTable reservation was not on the books, even though I had confirmed the day before. We sorted that quickly and we (5 of us) were shown to a terrific table outdoors - perfect for the warm evening. Our order was not straightforward (some sharing, some not), and our waiter did a good job keeping everything straight. Service between delivering wine order and taking dinner order was longer than it could have been - but it was Thursday night and there was an event at a nearby venue.
Bottom line - love Olio
We have had an delicious diner with an excellent service. The ambiance was perfect: warm, friendly, real Italian. We definitely recommend this restaurant. The kids loved it to. Noot: the pizza with spicy salami is realy spicy. Our son kept drinking water (but loved it anyway).
I really enjoyed my time and food here. It was my first time in Santa Barbara and I heard this place was the place to go! The food was great! Service was perfect! Excuse me as I forgot the young lady who served me but she made sure everything was perfect
We love olio pizzeria from Westlake but they closed it down. The one in Santa Barbara offers the same quality of food (outstanding) although the service is not like the one in Westlake. Is still good but people in Westlake was so much more warm and friendly. I'd definitely come back but will always miss the one at Westlake.
Whenever in Santa Barbara , we come here . The wood fired pizzas, the artichoke and shaved parmesan salad, large pick of wines by the glass (plus knowledgable staff , willing to give tastes if unsure of pick )
The desserts are incredible too. Butterscotch Budino is worth the wait , rich and wonderful . Apple tarte tatin with white chocolate gelato also incredibly tasty .
Knowing we were coming to Santa Barbara for 2 days .... made 2 dinner reservations.
Busy, popping joint for Saturday night dinner (w/ a rez). Great food served timely. Staff were very hospitable. When I asked a wine Q the more extensive wine list from Olio Limone was offered. That was terrific 'cuz more choices. Highly recommend wo equivocation.
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