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“Upscale Pizzas and very attentive staff”
Review of Olio Pizzeria

Olio Pizzeria
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Ranked #48 of 534 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: State
Description: Authentic Italian pizzeria with pizza counter, wine, artisanal beer & full bar and European hospitality.
Malibu, California
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Upscale Pizzas and very attentive staff”
Reviewed 30 November 2013

After a great dinner at Olio e Limone (the full restaurant) the previous night, we came back to try the Pizzaria. The quality and variety of ingredients is impressive -- and were all tasty. I had the veggie pizza and a chopped antipasta salad. Hubby had the equivelant of a Supreme (lots of meat) pizza. All of our selections were very good and we would go back again. We had a spa appointment to meet so we told our server about our "rush" and he was able to accommodate our special requests.

I'm looking forward to Olio opening their crudo bar restaurant!

  • Visited November 2013
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Newark, Delaware
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Delicious dinner”
Reviewed 29 November 2013

We were visiting our son and daughter in law in Santa Barbara and our daughter in law suggested Olio Pizzeria. Well don't miss this wonderful place. The food was outstanding , service beyond great wish we had this in the East coast.

  • Visited November 2013
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Bozeman, Montana
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good Pizza. Overpriced ”
Reviewed 27 November 2013 via mobile

We got 4 takeout pizzas. They were tasty but very overpriced. The truffle mushroom was really good. The gluten free pizza was burned and I was unable to eat the crust.

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dallas, tx
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Perfect proscuitto pizza”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

The arugula salad and prosciutto pizza were as perfect as we have ever had. The restaurants was warm and cozy and the service was great. Wish we lived nearby so we could eat there at least once a week!!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank grazipat
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Santa Barbara, California
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“A waste of a good pizza oven”
Reviewed 31 October 2013

My friend raved about this place for months and we vowed to meet there for pizza. What a disappointment. The atmosphere lures you in at first, but don't sit in the back if you plan on any conversation. The tall white ceiling acoustics make conversation a challenge. We ordered the carpaccio eggplant appetizer, one meager token round of bread was doled out in the center of the plate. For $14 they might have splurged and put a second one down balancing the plate visually and allowing the second person to eat. The waitress advised us belatedly that "two people should really order ($$) additional bread". The much anticipated pizza had an identity crisis because it was too tough to cut, and too limp to pick up with any dignity the old fashioned NY way. The "Tropea" was unmemorable, probably because the toppings were so scant. Previous reviewers cited their travels in Italy when rating this, but I've traveled in Italy too and my Italian Grandmother would have rolled over in her grave if I'd used this comparison. It was a shame they had such a nice brick pizza oven. Someone should teach them what to do with it.

  • Visited October 2013
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