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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
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank NWRunner
Lodi, California
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160 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Randall-Anne
Edwardsville, Illinois
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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248 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Snosearch
Weston, Connecticut
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91 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Wonderful Italian. Consistent. Great warm seafood salad. Pasta is al dente. Don't miss the tiramisu. Have never been disappointed here. Nice decor. Great service.

Thank RL987654
San Diego, California
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

From the first to the last course, Olio E Lamone has never disappointed. The pumpkin ravioli were phenomenal.... not too sweet and not drowning in butter. They were perfect! Try the Ephiphany Petite Syrah if you like red wine. The braised shortribs were also perfectly done. You won't go wrong here!

1 Thank J H
Singapore, Singapore
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Quiet restaurant, cosy corner table, attentive service Shared starters - mussels and clams, caprese salad Mains - lobster pasta parcels - missable Grilled spada on ratatouille - fish of the day, excellent Calimari - excellent

Thank roy c
Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
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116 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This establishment has been here for many years. The service is first rate but alas the food has slipped. No longer do you see the owners nor feel their guidance regarding the menu. On a recent visit my friends enjoyed the mache salad with white anchovies and the special Osso Bucho while I had two appetizers, the eggplant soufflé with... 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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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?