Olio e Limone (“Oil and Lemon” in Italian) Ristorante
Innovative Italian Cuisine
Husband-wife team Alberto and Elaine Morello rely on the integrity of ingredients and the quality of the preparation to offer Santa Barbara creative, authentic Zagat-rated Italian cuisine served in an inviting atmosphere with European hospitality. Executive Chef Alberto Morello draws inspiration from all over Italy, but brings particular passion to Sicilian dishes. General Manager Elaine Andersen Morello oversees the simply sophisticated dining room. Visible through a glass wall is the wine cellar, which represents their passion for wine and a 250-plus selection Wine Spectator Award of Excellence-winning (since 2002) wine list, featuring Italian and local wines. Cocktails and spirits are also offered. Private Dining in the Cucina Room is available for up to 40 guests.
The Cucina Room is the ideal venue for your group of up to 40 people. You will have exclusive use of the entire room for the duration of your event. Perfect for business dinners and life events when you desire the exclusivity and privacy of your very own Olio e Limone dining room. Enter and you will find an attentive service staff, your table beautifully set with crisp linen and fine crystal. Your complimentary printed menus are presented; you and your guests simply select your choices and the restaurant-quality dining experience gets under way.
Executive Chef Alberto Morello has created five fixed dinner menus –with many choices named after some of our favorite Italian wine regions to help in the decision-making process. A luncheon menu is also available.
To inquire about date availability, review menus and book your event, visit olioelimone.com
Olio Pizzeria Enoteca and Bar
We welcome you to olio pizzeria, our simple pizza bar-wine bar-full bar casual concept that was inspired by the myriad neighborhood pizzeria and enoteche (wine bars) found around the corner from just about every piazza in Italy. This idea began to take shape before we even opened Olio e Limone Ristorante, our fine dining restaurant next door. In contrast, we wanted to create a casual place with an emphasis on simple, delicious everyday artisanal Italian food served in a convivial casual environment, drawing inspiration from all of Italy’s regions.
Wine bars serving boutique salumi and formaggi are all the rage in Italy right now, as is a new regionalism which we are excited to share with you. (Sicily is an emerging powerhouse, and we have always shared touches of Sicilian food and wine with our guests; you will also find exciting tastes from Campania and other emerging regions on our menus and wine lists.) We are excited to share with you this explosion of boutique ingredients and awareness of regional Italian food and authentic pizza!
For more information, visit oliopizzeria.com.
Image photo credit: Kevin Steele