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Via Vai Trattoria Pizzeria

) #106 of 422 Restaurants in Santa Barbara ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Italian, Pizza
1483 E Valley Rd Ste 20, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1249
+1 805-565-9393
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (32 reviews)
“salad” (13 reviews)
“panna cotta” (2 reviews)
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1483 E Valley Rd Ste 20, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1249
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live in Los Angeles but weekend in Montecito several times per month. This is one of our top regular picks for superb thin pizza, delicious pastas & classic Italian fare. In the calm quiet of Montecito's Upper Village, this unassuming little trattoria is tucked...More

Thank WehoTravelers
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Dont know how we've missed this in the past, but glad we finally discovered this small, casually elegant and friendly trattoria in a Monticito neighborhood retail center. Authentic and solid menu, fresh ingredients and a nicely curated wine list, coupled with an away-from-the-bedlam downtown crowd...More

Thank Snosearch
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Really felt Italian to me...the smells, the olive oil on the table! It was green, fresh and tasty...made me miss Italy. Ate here twice in three days and was not disappointed. Highly recommend the salads and their chicken panino for lunch was great! Can't wait...More

Thank DonnaKarson
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We visit Montecito, California at least 5x per year. We dine at Via Via every single time. The food is delicious, the staff so helpful.... It is a highlight of our family's trip.

Thank dmn1110
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I simply enjoy a good bowl of soup and Via Vai never disappoints with their zuppa del giorno ... wonderful vegetable soups like lentil potato, garbanzo bean, potato split pea, minestrone and a hearty vegetable. Their warm oven-baked bread dipped in olive oil (ask your...More

Thank mariamQ8007UJ
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

I don't know what others are ordering. We always have Pesce. Today, local halibut with a butter caper sauce. Nice sized portion, nice vegetables. Too full to try their desserts.

Thank Notmelo
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Yes, the people are nice, the food tastes good and it is all pleasant. However, once more, it is lunch sitting at a table that feels like it is in the parking lot. The service was terrible. Didn't see the server after we ordered, and...More

Thank expectquality1942
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
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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