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Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria

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905 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2701 (Formerly Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria)
805-899-4999
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Atlanta, GA
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448 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Persona specializes in those personal style pizzas where you can build your own or have a pre-selected pizza. The pizza we had was done well. We tried the smores dessert and they had trouble getting the inside cooked right, but they re-did it for us. This is close to a fast-food type of place where you order at the counter... More 

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Thank ATL-travel71
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240 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for a quick bite and quick it was. After placing our order and watching it being prepared we proceeded to checkout and in no time two hot pizzas were placed before us. I made a Hawaiian with Canadian bacon and pineapple. The Canadian bacon was a little too thick but still tasty and delicious. Our other was the... More 

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Thank JVLD
Alexandria, Virginia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Wanted some cheap eats not too far from the pier and SB City Museum, and TripAdvisor recommended this place. Wonderful. Think Chipotle but with pizza - five types of bases (real cheap - 7.95), with about 20 different toppings (at 1.25 each). We had a pesto with chicken, artichoke hearts and black olives, and a large salad - good for... More 

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San Diego CA
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54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I'm not sure if we caught this place on an off day or what, but we were looking for some quick pizza and we've been to other 'personal' pizza places that are similar and they are usually pretty good, so based on the ratings decided to try it. Ordered a pizza and salad to share. Took quite a while to... More 

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Thank ready2go123
Joeb1140, Owner at Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review our business. Unfortunately, I feel that your experience was not up to either of our standards. We pride ourselves on the quality of our product. I want you to know that I am using your feedback as training for our employees. We take feedback, especially negative, and try to turn it... More 

Ventura, California
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91 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Great wood fired pizzas! Fast, so cheap and SOOOOOOO GOOD. Stopped in on a rare rainy evening and the place was packed. My husband and I ordered a pesto pizza ($7.95) and a Baratta Beet salad ($7.00). We were greeted by such nice people. The lady at the register I believe is the owner or manager. Very polite. The cooks... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We were led into this pizza place as one of the stops on our Santa Barbara walking food tour. We arrived to a reserved table and some tasty beer as we waited for our pizza. After only a few minutes our Gluten free chipotle pizza was placed before us to accommodate one of us with a gluten allergy. Not ever... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I just started working in Santa Barbara so I have been trying out the lunch spots. I came across Persone wood fired pizza last week. I liked the fact that you can personalize your pizza. It is to large for one person to eat, so plan on taking some home for dinner. The cost was ok at $15 with a... More 

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Thank Dave K
Joeb1140, Owner at Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our business. We are aware of the pricing model for similar concepts. However, we feel that because we hand make almost all of our food, as well as we purchase the best products available, we are still offering our guests an unbelievable value. The downside for extremely fresh, high quality handmade products... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This is the thin crust pizza I have been searching for since trying the authentic dish in Rome. Now the question is: how will I go back to the regular one? My big thanks to the team!

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Medford, Oregon
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359 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

My husband and I shared a pizza and it was a perfect lunch for us. Reasonable lunch for Santa Barbara, $13.00. Had a Bianca with artichokes and black olives. Very good and quick. Lot's of interesting pizza's or make up your own. Had some delicious sounding salad we didn't get to try. Employees were nice and helpful.

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Thank mogcambomama
Santa Barbara, California
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100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This place rocks! The pizza crust was crispy, light and charred. Perfect. I had the Bianca personal pizza and Buratta Salad. So good. I love this place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 905 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2701 (Formerly Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-899-4999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?