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Via Vai Trattoria Pizzeria

1483 E Valley Rd Ste 20, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1249
+1 805-565-9393
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (34 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
“calamari” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1483 E Valley Rd Ste 20, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1249
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having spent time in Rome, we’d rank this a pretty good copy of a Roman trattoria. It’s a local favorite because it provides consistently fine food at fair prices. The staff are welcoming & efficient. Grab a table outside on the patio with a lovely...More

Thank Joan H
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is a lovely spot for delicious Italian fare. The pizzas are especially good, very thin crust and great toppings, but everything is great here. Service is welcoming and attentive.

Thank FlyinPup
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

I eat here probably 8 times or more in a year and generally the food is consistently good and the service good. Saturday was an exception I'm willing to get past, but unfortunately my friend, who wanted to celebrate her birthday here, won't return. There...More

Thank karen k
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We were renting a house in Montecito and only discovered this place towards the end of our 11 night stay. Suffice to say that after our first visit, we went back 2 nights later on our last night. We were a family group of 8,...More

Thank kazpalms
Reviewed 30 July 2017

I've come here for many years -- as I live in Santa Barbara. My husband and I meet after I have work at Pacifica graduate Institute in Summerland on a Sunday at five. This is before it gets crowded ! So we are always given...More

Thank katheemiller
Reviewed 19 July 2017

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 11 July 2017

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 5 July 2017

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 2 July 2017 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
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
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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