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Via Vai Trattoria Pizzeria

1483 E Valley Rd Ste 20, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1249
+1 805-565-9393
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“salad” (18 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1483 E Valley Rd Ste 20, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1249
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here with local friends and had a great time. Everyone loved their meal. I had the spaghetti with seafood that is baked under pastry. It was really more like a Ciopini with a condiment of pasta. Actually a perfect blend and overflowing with seafood....More

Thank skidog
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband's brother brought us here for dinner - one of their local favorite places, We ate outdoors on a pleasant open air but heated patio. We had a range of seafood dishes and without exception everything was fresh, perfectly prepared and absolutely delicious.

Thank Alison L S
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Having spent time in Rome, we’d rank this a pretty good copy of a Roman trattoria. It’s a local favorite because it provides consistently fine food at fair prices. The staff are welcoming & efficient. Grab a table outside on the patio with a lovely...More

Thank Joan H
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This is a lovely spot for delicious Italian fare. The pizzas are especially good, very thin crust and great toppings, but everything is great here. Service is welcoming and attentive.

Thank FlyinPup
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

I eat here probably 8 times or more in a year and generally the food is consistently good and the service good. Saturday was an exception I'm willing to get past, but unfortunately my friend, who wanted to celebrate her birthday here, won't return. There...More

Thank karen k
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We were renting a house in Montecito and only discovered this place towards the end of our 11 night stay. Suffice to say that after our first visit, we went back 2 nights later on our last night. We were a family group of 8,...More

Thank kazpalms
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I've come here for many years -- as I live in Santa Barbara. My husband and I meet after I have work at Pacifica graduate Institute in Summerland on a Sunday at five. This is before it gets crowded ! So we are always given...More

Thank katheemiller
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Outdoor and indoor dining in Montecito. A hidden treasure w/ a mellow vibe. My family and I eat here frequently. Pasta and pizza are amazing!

Thank Agsmalls
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I've eaten here several times after coming off the beach in Montecito and the food has always been very good, especially the pizza. Thin crust, delicious cheese and a tangy sauce. The pizza is highly recommended and their red wine is lovely too. Celebrities come...More

Thank Cary_Ford
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This was a great way for us to end our trip to Santa Barbara, Headed back to 101 from the botanical gardens. We stopped for a late lunch. Via Vai was the perfect place. Sitting outside with views of the mountains, The server was attentive,...More

Thank mharhhar
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April 18, 2016|
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Response from CapCodBlackie | Reviewed this property |
I do not remember the entree prices exactly; however, they weren't out of line for for a upper mid-range restaurant. I would remember if they were too expensive. I think his restaurant across the street is more expensive... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1483 E Valley Rd Ste 20, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1249
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-565-9393
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