Husband-and-wife team Alberto and Elaine Morello, owners of the popular fine-dining Olio e Limone Ristorante, fired up their pizza ovens in 2010 and opened a warm and casual outpost featuring authentic Italian-style pizzas. Rustic yet sophisticated, this is no pizza joint. Among the dark woods and flickering candlelight, hip couples and groups of friends meet to nibble addictive thin-crust disks of deliciousness, sip interesting Italian and local wines, and enjoy the convivial vibe. You really can't go wrong with any of the pizzas, fresh out of the stone-framed oven—I can't get enough of the paesana, with mozzarella, sautéed rapini, sausage, and cherry tomatoes. Fresh salads are tasty as well. For antipasti, don't miss the fried cauliflower with spicy aioli, and the excellent selection of salumi and cheeses from different regions of Italy. For a little dolce, dip into the creamy, house-made chocolate-hazelnut panna cotta.
Santa Barbara› Restaurant
Adjacent to city parking lot #5, 11 W. Victoria St. (btw. State and Chapala Sts.)
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown Hours Sun–Thurs 11:30am–10pm, Fri–Sat 11:30am–10:30pm Phone 805/899-2699 Prices
Pizzas $15–$20Cuisine Type Italian Web site Olio Pizzeria
MapAdjacent to city parking lot #5, 11 W. Victoria St. Santa Barbara
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