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1026 State St, Santa Barbara
Phone: (805) 564-1985

  • Category: Italian
  • Hours: Mon-Thu 11:30am-3pm, 5:30pm-11pm, Fri 11:30am-3pm, 5:30pm-Midnight, Sat 11:30am-Midnight, Sun 11:30am-11pm
  • Chef: Chef Julian Santa Maria
  • Price: $10 - $20
  • Serving: Lunch & Dinner
  • Reservations: Yes, recommended
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Reviews by the General Public

Bottom of the barrel
Reviewer: Michael from Santa Barbara, CA
Went last week with a group. Ordered from lunch specials. Several orders came barely above room temperature. The plates were pewter so the server had to know the food was not hot. Meat would have been nice in the meat dishes. Seemed like bottled/canned tomato sauce with too much crunchy veggies. Several people ate a quarter of the meal, offered a take-out box, most declined as I did.

BAKO girfriends weekend
Reviewer: Sandy from Bakersfield, Ca
Love this place great food and service----

High Expectation meets Huge Disappointment!
Reviewer: Ollie from Carmel, CA
"Sistine Chapel" ceiling and overall decor is attractive. But that can't offset the noisy room, unbelievable slow service of huge servings (which equate to obscene food waste), wrong menu items served, two of the same menu item (Alfredo) tasting different, over dressed (vinegary) salad (spinach, walnuts, etc). Only our patience and very good drinks kept us from walking out without paying. The dining room is understaffed and there seems to be mis-communication between dining room and kitchen. And the kitchen is not paying attention to what they are preparing. This was our first and last time at Palazzio.

Reviewer: Ed from Santa Barbara, CA
Haven't been here in while. Probably wont again. First of all no lunch menu on weekends? The web pages doesn't say that. So very expensive $70 for 3 half size meals which were bland and tasteless? Btw that's just the meals with no drinks. Chicken, meatloaf , and gluten free pasta. Service was slow and spotty.

Feeding College kids, good times!
Reviewer: Walter from San Diego, Ca
2nd time eating here. The food is great. More pasta dishes than I have ever seen. Hugh servings, great for feeding the college girls & their friends. (family style) Well recommended by friends. Fun place !

10% fee for takeout!!!!
Reviewer: Julie E. from Santa Barbara, CA
We are native Santa Barbaran's and have been eating at Palazzio since it opened. We thought we would treat ourselves to take out, after being on hold for several minutes the man on the other end of the line told me that there was a 10% fee for takeout meals. I have heard of a nominal fee for the to go containers before and of course a delivery charge, but a 10% fee if I am going to pick up the food myself?!? In this economy I would think you would want to encourage local business, it will be a while before we return to this resturant.

Good food, good service.
Reviewer: Virginia Paxton from San Francisco, Ca.
We have eaten here a few times, have been happy each time.

Amazing and Gluten Free!!!
Reviewer: Jane from Santa Rosa, CA
It is not often I think of Italian food as healthy but this place offers a pasta substitute that is AWESOME! I ordered the "Roma" which was absolutely wonderful. Be careful when you order though not to fill up on rolls because the portions are huge!! The half is huge but the servers will warn you ahead of time that "people don't leave here hungry!" They also have a really good brandy Creme brulee (which is a must at ANY restaurant in my book)

Awesome food, great service!
Reviewer: Brian H from Santa Barbara, CA
Had dinner at Palazzio for the first time last night and it was great! They brought us delicious fresh garlic rolls immediately, which was great 'cause I was starving! Waiter was attentive, food only took about 20 min to arrive and was awesome! We also had the cookie w/ vanilla gelato desert mmmmm! Will definitely be going back! Thx Palazzio :)

horrible waitress
Reviewer: Kris from Santa Barbara, CA
We went to Palazzio last night to celebrate my Dad's birthday. The service started out ok, but went downhill until it hit rock bottom. First, my Dad ordered lasagna and was served the vegetarian lasagna which he didn't order. The waitress told him she would have them make the correct lasagna but she would box up the veggie lasagna if he wanted to take it home. Well... that boxed up veggie lasagna never made it back to our table and either did our waitress. About 15 minutes later the correct lasagna was brought to our table... kind of a long time. Then we sat with our almost empty plates in front of us for about 45 min waiting for her to come back to see if we wanted dessert, boxes, etc. which we did since as I said, it was my Dad's birthday. We finally got tired of waiting so my mom and I had to to go to the front of the restaurant where she saw us but still chose to ignore us and another server had to come over to print out our check. Not a good place to spend a birthday and after that experience I don't think we will go back even though it used to be one of our favorite, if not our favorite, restaurant. Thank you for ruining Palazzio for us... they sure are lucky to have you on their staff... NOT!

Not going back again...
Reviewer: Kim from Santa Barbara, CA
Went Sat. night for my sons 20th Birthday. Took a really long time to get our drinks and when I asked for some bread the waitress told me that it would arrive when the rest of the party showed up. Finally got our drinks and rolls (which were very good). Our first order came to our table (ordered 6 full meals for twelve people to share)and as we all shared we were told that it was NOT our order. Next the manager said that he would "add" it on to our bill or take someones order off before it was prepared and then told me that I had five minutes to decide! I've been in food service for 25 years and NEVER would of handled this situation as they did! I was sooo disappointed because I had heard that Palazzio's was a nice place...I dine out a few times a week and understand that sometimes a problem will arise but they way our dinner went I am sad to say that I will NOT be dining there again. Any restaurant will not charge you for THEIR mistake and it was not at all about the money but how they dealt with the situation...

Just amazed!!!!!
Reviewer: Pooja Sharma from Santa Barbara, CA
Best place to have Italian food in Santa Barbara ... Me and my bunch of friends from LA fell in love with the food....and not to forget the service tooooo........ It's worth eating here....

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