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Palazzio is Global: Our customers have been reading and hearing about us throughout the world. Here is a sample of the media that have given us prominent attention:
  • Nation’s Restaurant News
  • USA Today
  • Yelp
  • Google
  • Mobil Travel Guide
  • AAA Travel Guide
  • Los Angeles Times
  • New York Times
  • Santa Barbara Bargain Book
  • American Airlines In-Flight Magazine
  • Fodor’s Travel Guide
  • Frommer's Travel Guide
  • Zagat’s Restaurant Guide
  • Santa Barbara News Press
  • Santa Barbara Independent
  • KEYT-TV (ABC Affiliate)
  • Cable News Network
  • KCOY-TV (CBS Affiliate)
  • KSBY-TV (NBC Affiliate)
  • Restaurants USA
  • In-Style Magazine
  • Trip Advisor Internet Travel Guides
  • Awards: the Santa Barbara Independent each year has its readers voting on its "Best Of" awards. Palazzio repeatedly wins in the following categories.

  • "Best Service in Santa Barbara": 1993, '94, '95, '96, '97, '98, '99, 2000, '01, '02, '03, '04, '05, '06, '07,'08, '09, '10, '11, '12 ,'13,'14,'15
  • "Best Pasta in Santa Barbara": 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • "Best Waiter in Santa Barbara": 1994
  • "Best Caesar Salad": 1993, '94, '95, '96, '97, '98, '99, 2000, '01, '02, '03, '04, '05, '06, '07, '08,'09, '10, '11, '12 , '13, '14, '15
  • "Best Italian Restaurant": 1993, '94, '95, '96, '97, '98, '99, 2000, '01, '02, '03, '04,
    '05, '06, '07, '08, '09, '10, '11, '12, '13, '14, '15
  • "Best Restaurant to See and be Seen": 1994, '95, '96, '97, '98, '99, 2000, '01, '02, '03, '04, '05, '06, '07, '08, '09, '10, '11, '12, '13, '14, 15
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    Also, Palazzio is recognized by USA Today as one of the "top" 10 restaurants in the country that caters to "single" diners (diners dining alone). At Palazzio single diners are totally welcome and made to feel both comfortable and relaxed. And to further that comfortable feeling, we offer the single diner a complimentary glass of Italian wine.

    Palazzio has two World Premier menu items: The Sicilian Martini and the Italian Margarita. Both drinks we introduced to America on October 17, 1996. The Sicilian Martini is America’s first Garlic Martini. We use Absolut Vodka, and Cinzano Vermouth, then we infuse fresh Garlic for approximately three hours making the tastiest Garlic Martini around. What makes our Italian Margarita so special is the added touch of Amaretto. Never has one had the flavor of Amaretto in a Margarita…until now. Wait until you try it.

    World Famous Presidential Tiramisu: We have named this dessert delicacy "Presidential" because President Ronald Reagan specifically requested this dessert delivered to his Los Angeles Presidential Office. So, when dining at Palazzio, one must try the dessert made for a President of the United States.

    The 48oz Colossal: Palazzio is home to one of the largest martinis in the United States.  We are serving the biggest drink in town.  Essentially, it is four drinks in one.  Of course, you may want to share this drink with your friends and family.