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Olio E Limone Ristorante

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17 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (State)
+1 805-899-2699
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really liked the butternut squash ravioli here. Very fine wine selection although the server could have been a little more knowledgable about wine. Excellent décor, quiet and romantic!

Thank Bluesistr84
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was alone and they forgot about me for longer than they should have (which is the reason I docked them the rating points - people who dine alone can become self-conscious when neglected). But the head waiter figured it out and ultimately provided appropriate attention. The food, on the other hand, was fantastic. The crab cake appetizer was beautifully... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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472 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were greeted promptly and escorted to our table in the dining room. While we were quickly served water we had to get the attention of a waiter to order wine. They offered several specials including an asparagus soup done without any cream. It was very fresh. The beef carpaccio was excellent. The beef was chilled, served will a wonderful... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dinner was disappointing given this spot’s reputation. We had two of the night’s specials and they were anything but. Lobster ravioli came out cold and had to be sent back. The osso bucco with risotto had a couple of spoonfulls of risotto hiding under the shank in a thin, watery soup instead of the savory, rich sauce you’d expect. And... More 

Thank Justcauses
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Had dinner this weekend. The service was excellent and some of the best in Santa Barbara. Food was just ok. Disappointing given the price we paid.

Thank Karen S
Olympia, WA
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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Elegant restaurant with excellent service. We made our reservation using Open Table and they quickly seated us when we arrived. We were a party of 7 and our server anticipated our needs, adjusted dishes and was perfect. Our guest of honor appreciated the wine selection. I enjoyed the Franciacorta sparking wine which was delicious. Others in the party were fine... More 

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Lodi, California
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161 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Just what we were hoping to find--an upscale Italian restaurant with classic fine dining appearance and just the right level of sophistication without the slightest air of pretension. The greeting at the door and a guided stroll to our table was appreciated. The ambiance, from inviting aromas to perfect lighting most inviting . . . great stage setting for the... More 

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Before I get to the food review...the restaurant is a bit too cozy. They obviously seat every table regardless of the actual space provided. I felt like my personal space was invaded multiple times by passersby and the table next to me. That said, I arrived for dinner and knew I was ordering the gnocchi. However, they were out of... More 

Thank Nekishaw
Santa Barbara, California
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279 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The dining room is elegant. The service immaculate. The menu extensive. The wine list is important. No problem finding just the right vintage Caymus. Each course is perfectly done. A little more expensive than other Italian restaurants, but they attempt a little more too. One of Santa Barbara's best for a special occasion or a trip on an expense account.

Thank expectquality1942
Orange County, California
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98 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Well, this might be the best restaurant in Santa Barbara. It's authentic Italian, immaculate in preparation and presentation, outstanding service and staff, and the companion bar (Crudo), could be the destination alone, based on the large whole Prosciutto ham carved to order, along with the bar specials for casual dining. Wine list was excellent, and we had a party of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$50
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-899-2699

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