We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
905 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2701 (Formerly Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria)
+1 805-899-4999
Today
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

92 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 81: English reviews
San Diego CA
Level Contributor
54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Helpful?
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
Level Contributor
90 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Helpful?
Thank GoSeeDoTravelDuo
A TripAdvisor Member
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 

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Santa Clarita, California
Level Contributor
62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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 

Helpful?
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 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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!

Helpful?
Thank Gulya H
Medford, Oregon
Level Contributor
358 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 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.

Helpful?
Thank mogcambomama
Santa Barbara, California
Level Contributor
97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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.

Helpful?
Thank Rocky J
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Ready in 90 seconds, this place was awesome, smells so good walking by, we had to try it, glad we did

Helpful?
Thank Eric B
High Point, North Carolina
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

My husband and I visited Persona as part of the Taste Santa Barbara Food Tour. We tasted three varieties (chicken chipotle, margharita, and insalada) and all were very tasty. Our tour guide gave a little background of the restaurant, that it is the result of a partnership of owners who wanted to provide gourmet pizza options at fast food speed... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Sheila R
Reigate
Level Contributor
64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

So you get to queue up and watch the pizzas being made. We got a bit confused as we thought we were next in line but I think a few take away orders had been placed. Things moved fairly quickly once we understood that. They sell decent wine and tell your order number when done. A bit bright in there.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jacquelois

Travellers who viewed Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria also viewed

 

Been to Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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: +1 805-899-4999

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?