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We loved it! We ordered it "to go" and it was a delicate and tasty carbonara with savory pancetta and a little cheese. My only regret is that I didn't order two. Seriously, this was light and flavorful the way a true carbonara should be.
This is the most unique dish I've had, though I have eaten here a number of times. Tonight I am ordering the Cinque Terre (for the 2nd time) and bruschetta. Besides being unique, the menu is also super delicious. I also appreciate that the owner always stops to answer questions and ensure we are enjoying our meal.
After seeing a film at SBIFF we had a late lunch at Oppi'z and enjoyed watching the world go by on State Street. We shared a salad and a lovely mediterraneo pizza bianco -- a nice balance of heat and sweet. The espressos were just right and all in all it was a great combination of Santa Barbara living in a location that made us feel as if we were back in "old", yet hip San Francisco. We had the pleasure of talking with the owner and hearing about the upcoming events at the restaurant. We'll definitely return to try the pasta dishes.
I CANNOT stop telling everyone about this ravioli! Usually when you order spinach and cheese ravioli, you cut open the pasta pillow to find cheese with some green flecks mixed in. Not at Oppi'z! When I cut into the ravioli, I saw SPINACH: beautiful, green, whole, wilted spinach leaves that left me feeling like I had eaten a vegetable!
DELICIOUS! This is one of my new favorite, authentic Italian pizzas in town. Their service is amazing, and I cannot wait to come back and try even more items from their menu!
Excellent unusual pizza. Lovely ambiance. Terrific service. Interesting art and historic memorabilia. GO! We have gone 3x - we had the tuna pizza, the spec and cheese pizza with egg, and the salmon, cheese and egg pizza. All terrific. Great salad beautifully served. Interesting black rice and shrimp served in an artistic fashion in a bottle
The breakfast sandwich was beautifully assembled, and was incredibly tasty as well! I loved the runny yolk mixed with the ciabatta and pancetta. Wonderful flavors and textures.
There was only one thing in the world that my ex-boyfriend could cook well. That was Carbonara... so in our 4+ years together, I ate it A LOT. This was the first time since we broke up that I had one that was as good as his (Italian) family's recipe! The pancetta was nice and crispy but not burnt, the sauce was cheesy but not greasy, and the portion was generous but not overwhelming for a daytime meal. It was slightly on the salty side, but I think a good carbonara is probably supposed to be, and it paired perfectly with my cocktail (the Mulino - which was delicious)! It was my first time at OPPI'Z, but I will definitely be back to try their pizza soon!
I've eaten here 4 times, and every time it's exceptional, and our guests think so too! Wonderfully warm family!
The taste is beyond delicious. Everything about this pizza is mouth-watering. I order it every time I go to Oppi'z!
I like salads and this one was good
Quite delicious. Pasta was the chewy kind, not light & fluffy. The ragu was layered with complex flavors. Had it with the Farmer's Market Salad which was seasonal, fresh and crisp. I really enjoyed my meal and, had lunch and dinner the next day from the leftovers. I will be back and more adventurous.
Stopped by with my mom for a late dinner on Saturday night and it was a great experience! Everything was lovely, from the outdoor patio ambiance to our very friendly server. Especially the food! Delicious caserta salad, black rice, and black parma pizza. Thank you Oppi'z! (And it's already on the Axxess card : )
The salad was absolutely mouth watering and delicious. The Mozzarella was incredibly fresh, the basil was crisp plus the tomatoes were ripened to perfection. The salad tasted like it was fresh from the garden
My boyfriend and I stopped in at Oppi'z for a late Saturday afternoon lunch, and it was a lovely experience! We split a Mediterranean pizza, and we were both very pleased with the fresh ingredients and delightful combination of flavors. I've never had a pizza like it before! There were so many things on the menu I'd like to try, I'll definitely be going back! Also, as a bonus, they have happy hour on Saturdays (which I think is rare), and all of the wait staff were very pleasant and knowledgeable.
This must be the best pizza crust I've had--just the right amount of chewiness. Fantastic tomato sauce, fresh vegetables. Friendly service here too!
Seated streetside at this charming new restaurant, we sipped Prosecco and watched the parade of humanity, both on foot and on wheels. (Fiesta Bike Ride) as they went by. The owner stepped out with crust samples for passers by and although we ordered the farmer's market style pizza, we tried the black dough and it was also delicious. I recommend this place wholeheartedly and plan to return for the next special occasion. Charming and attentive waitstaff. P.S. Don't bother coming here if Dominoes or even Rusty's is your go to pizza. You'll need a sophisticated palette to really appreciate the flavors...don't let that scare you. Just really good food. Mangia!
Best this side of Italy.
We had the black marguerita pizza and the bolognese then the cake. It was all delicious and the service was great !
My friend ordered this, so of course I had to try a bite! Oh wow! It was like heaven! All of my favorite flavors in one bite! Ordering this next time!
The Bologna was pure heaven! The taste of fresh pasta coated in a light coat of tomato sauce with meat and chopped carrots........mmmmmmmmm! photos on instagram @posh4penniesbae
excellent meal. Partner ordered a pasta dish. We'll go back and try the pizza. This is now my favorite Italian restaurant in Santa Barbara for combination of excellent food and service and moderate price. Also, interior of restaurant very attractive. And restaurant not noisy. We are older, not such good hearing, and could have conversation without shouting at one another.
Oppi'z is a pleasant surprise. A warm inviting place with tables far enough apart so that you can hear your friends. Charming host an owner from Milan Very interesting and unusual pizzas that I think are outstanding. Great service staff. We had two different pizzas each of which were usual and super delicious. Our friends had the gluten-free pizza which also was excellent.The black rice was served in a beautiful bottle - quite a creative touch. We went twice in one week! We recommend it highly
Cali tribute savory cheesecake is a great starter for sharing. It consists of house made bread crumbs and savory cream cheese, top with fresh house cured salmon and avocado. a handful of sliced almonds gave it some textual contrast and everything is beautifully presented with micro greens and edible violets.
Good location. Great ambiance . Friendly owner ( Oppi ). Very good food. Lasagna is very good as well. A Plus from me.
Very tasty brunch, friendly staff, and charming atmosphere. I will be back soon and bring friends
The black dough is excellent. It is very clear it is made fresh and in house. A very balanced pizza with just the right amount of prosciutto and some naturally spicy arugula to top off the dish. Quite an elegant and authentic dish.
The Bruschetta, Pasta & Pizza were quite delicious except I have to list the Finale: the Tiramisu is fabulous, my newest Favorite desert in Santa Barbara, also the wonderful food presentation and ambiance, plus excellent Service. Bravo!
Delicious and healthy! Made an unexpected lunch stop to eat Oppi'z, to find great service, fresh eats and and a nice venue. Going back again!
I had the Caserta salad with pasta Bolognese. Pasta very good, I would order again, but that salad was insane. I could have just ordered two of those and skipped the pasta!
I asked for tomato sauce to be added. One of the best pizzas i have ever had. The tomato sauce was sweet from the fresh tomatoes used. The cheese the creamiest. Can't wait to have it again!
I had the house cured salmon and it was absolutely wonderful.
I tried the Cinque Terre pizza, and enjoyed it. The pizza crust had an interesting texture and good flavor. The toppings were well balanced. Unlike another review, I like Domino's sometimes, but I also appreciate the high quality here.
My fiance and I went to Oppi'z (pronounced O-Petes) for dinner and had an amazing time! We arrived and we're immediately greeted with a smile and complimentary focaccia before even entering the restaurant. After we were seated, our waitress grabbed the owner to help us taste and choose from the Italian wines which ended up being very delicious. Everything came out very fast and we especially enjoyed the black parma pizza, the shrimp black rice bottle, the balsamic vinaigrette and the chocolate cake. The food was fresh, light and flavorful. The menu is a little unconventional compared to other Italian restaurants but it tasted fantastic. Our server Lilia provided excellent service with a smile from the beginning to the end, and the owner came and talked to us and other customers on multiple occasions. We were very impressed and will be coming back!
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