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Rusty's Pizza - Upper State
3731 State St, Santa Barbara
Phone: (805) 564-1111

Reviews by the General Public

Old time, still the best, 5/8/2018
Reviewer: chuck from Santa Barbara, CA
We are an old time native SB family and still feel this is the best in town. This is our regular stop.

Great value, but bring your ear plugs
Reviewer: Freduardo from Santa Barbara, CA
I know this place caters to families and it can get a little loud when there is a party in the comic-art party room or even in the main dining area. But when the staff announcing your pizza is ready doesn't know how to modulate their voice on a public address system that would give the Woodstock music festival a run for its money, it's time to speak up, literally! On a weekday with less than 20 patrons, you don't need to turn the volume up to 11 and give it your best Ethyl Merman. I've seen 2 different customer nicely ask if they could turn it down with no results. Indoor voices PLEASE.

Rustys sub?
Reviewer: Mike from Santa Barbara
Went last night with my sbaxxess coupon. Cheese pizza and 1/2 sub. I ordered the Rustys sub. Absolutely the worst. I used to order this all the time. The bread was lightly toasted a little bit of unmelted cheese, 2 slices of meat total and lots of lettuce infused in what tasted like light italian. Absolutely horrible. This was a very stingy sandwich. Subway puts on at least 3 times the meat I encountered and they measure. I understand if this was a gimmick because I had a coupon but I'm done with that sandwich! This place is going downhill with only ranch to help flavor. Clean up your act Rustys....Quality control your workers.

Simply the BEST Pizza any where!
Reviewer: Pasquale from Pottstown, Pa
This is the BEST pizza. You get what you pay for, it may cost more then other pizza places but you don't get pizza this good anywhere else. We ate at Rusty's 3 times and got 4 pizzas for a party during our visit. As your govenor said, "I'LL BE BACK".

Pretty good sub but go for the pizza
Reviewer: Glenn from Buellton
The pizza at Rusty's is great. Sub was Ok I had. Inside is different than most Rustys in that they have an all you can drink soda bar. Rustys pizza is still the #1 pizza for me in SB. Current lunch special is about $7 for a small pizza, salad bar and drink.

Reviewer: Bryan from Santa Barbara, CA
I love their thin crust pizza with just cheese and light on the sauce and well done. It's so good. You gotta try it. They always deliver well within 30 mins.

Reviewer: Chris from Santa Barbara, CA
I am done with Rusty's! I have been a loyal Rusty's customer for over 15 years and order pizza at least once a week. I love the pizza but recently I have been confused as why they have required the delivery drivers to collect the coupons. The pizza is already really expensive and the only reason I have continued to order it is because of the coupons that they mail out. If they collect the coupons at every delivery and don't give loyal customers new coupons (like Marty's) I am done supporting Rusty's.

BEST pizza hands down!
Reviewer: Mayra Ponce from Santa Barbara
The best pizza you will EVER have! You want great pizza, Rustyz is a must!

Thin crust hawiian
Reviewer: Foodie Dan from Santa Barbara
Although I dont care for thier pricing. The only thing I will get from here is the thin crust hawiian. Nobody makes a better thin crust hawiian, and I am a giovannis fan!

Reviewer: Chris from Santa Barbara
Dude, it´s RUSTYS! How can you compare this to anything else? How can you even use Villa Via in the same sentence? This is a place to go to get a quick pizza, play some video games, or watch whatever sporting event is on the T.V. This is not a place to bring your "Holier-Than-Thou" pizza critic mentality... You have to know right when you walk in that this place is not going to be authentic, but it is damn good processed pizza. We should all be so lucky that we have Rustys to fill the gap between "Real" pizza (Giovannis, Tre Lune, etc...) and the horrible abominations that spew forth from the wretched bowels of the corperations (Little Caesars, Pizza Hut, and Dominos) If we lived in any other town in California we would have the accursed Round Table Pizza in its place, so we should all be kissing the greasy ground that Rustys walks on! OK, that was a little too much, but you get the idea, don´t go there for a nice dinner, go there for a quick, greasy ass pizza that will treat you right... And if you are in the area, check out the one on upper State st, the decor is awesome! Eat in the cartoon room in the back, it is off the hook! Oh, and by the way, Stilistic & Fifi, lets try and stay on message next time... Review the resturant, not your wife. (You never did mention why Rustys is responsible for your relationship though)

Thank God they´re open ´til midnight!

On our most recent trip to Santa Barbara my husband and I were craving a slice of pizza around 10:30 p.m. on a Sunday night. Our hotel said that there were a few pizza places on State Street but after walking a few blocks and seeing that most were closed, our hotel told us Rusty´s was a few more blocks down, and they were open until midnight. It was totally worth it! The pizza was fabulous! We liked it so much that we went back for lunch the next day and sat outside. What a view...right across from the beach! Rusty´s is 5 stars in our book!

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