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Petrinis Restaurant

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5711 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117-2315
+1 805-964-1200
11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Ashland, Oregon
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I dined recently at Petrinis. Our relationship with this restaurant goes back over 50 years! We've been gone from Santa Barbara for a long time, but the food was as good as ever. Thank you, Petrinis!

Thank RCdeCruiser
Goleta, California
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I can't speculate, but the restaurant has sadly closed. Their Santa Barbara location continues to operate, however so say hi to Victoria, Manny, and the gang. Pizza is still the king here-and it is one of the best in Santa Barbara.

1 Thank Irontak
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I've been to both of the Petrinis restaurants. They're never out of my favorite - a small pizza and #2 salad. It's a filling antipasto salad with the house dressing. The staff in both are nice, although SB staff are more familiar. We never feel rushed and often leave with a box-to-go.

Thank ESLLakewood
Modesto, California
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Given the prior reviews I had my reservations about eating here but my son and his wife had eaten here several times and never had a bad experience and convinced us to go here. We were pleasantly suprised by our entrees which were delicious. The beef stroganoff was just like grandma used to make and try the spinach tortelini.

Thank Thomas N
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50 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Although do prefer the other location, suprisingly this was better then expected, according to the reviews. For the prices get decent food, and my fish picatta was amazingly good, I would get again for sure! They substituted marinara sauce and service was great, and a good place for kids as they enjoyed it and their meals. In Goleta, for Italian... More 

Thank emmyish
San Marcos, CA
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82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Came here hoping to appease everyone in the family, but left slightly disappointed. When it came time to order, my husband first ordered the pork chops, but they were out...we got there before 5PM, so not sure how they were "out". He then went for the steak, but they were "out" of the mashed potatoes that came as the side.... More 

Thank francisfammem
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

The service was very laxs, which was not that bad. The unfortunate part was the specials were not available and when ordered waiter returned to identify that one item or another was not available. Food was less than average. The restaurant had some ok to good reviews, but I cannot see how this is to be true.

Thank Derrick F
Goleta, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

Nice family owned and operated restaurant, not too fancy but the Authentic dishes look and taste great. You will need a to-go box. The Cheesy Garlic Bread with Marinara is a must appetizer. Reasonable prices, Friendly staff.

Thank Sandbar101
Santa Barbara, California
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126 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

Good pizza, and great pork chops. I haven't had a bad choice from the menu at all. I prefer the Santa Barbara location, but mostly because they know me there. The service is usually good here, and they offer pitchers of local beer to wash down your pizza.

Thank Mark Y
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101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

at dinner at Petrini's on a Friday night in early November with my wife and college daughter. I ordered tortellini with meat sauce, my wife ordered fettuccine Alfredo, and my daughter a small pizza. Service was pretty quick. They have all sorts of pastas and pizzas on the menu. When my plate arrived, I actually asked the server if they... More 

Thank Henneman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5711 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117-2315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: +1 805-964-1200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?