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Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria

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905 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2701 (Formerly Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria)
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Glendale, Arizona
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I split a 12" pizza for lunch. He wanted half meat (carne) and half plain cheese. I thought it would cook unevenly but it all turned out well. It didn't look as sexy as the pictures on the menu/wall but it was good. Great flavor on the plain cheese (i think they sprinkled oregano on the entire... More 

Thank Michael R
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter is allergic to gluten, so it is difficult to eat out with her. Persona was recommended to us by a friend so we thought we'd give it a try. They washed the counter down to clean off the flour, and used a special pizza paddle for her order. The pizza was the best she has ever had. She... More 

Thank mmrwc
Thunder Bay, Canada
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We walked in off the street after smelling a delicious aroma. The place operates like a well oiled machine. Food was prompt, hot and delicious, with endless toppings. Definitely recommend .

Thank Vince2008
Atlanta, GA
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459 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Persona specializes in those personal style pizzas where you can build your own or have a pre-selected pizza. The pizza we had was done well. We tried the smores dessert and they had trouble getting the inside cooked right, but they re-did it for us. This is close to a fast-food type of place where you order at the counter... More 

Thank ATL-travel71
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244 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for a quick bite and quick it was. After placing our order and watching it being prepared we proceeded to checkout and in no time two hot pizzas were placed before us. I made a Hawaiian with Canadian bacon and pineapple. The Canadian bacon was a little too thick but still tasty and delicious. Our other was the... More 

Thank JVLD
Alexandria, Virginia
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Wanted some cheap eats not too far from the pier and SB City Museum, and TripAdvisor recommended this place. Wonderful. Think Chipotle but with pizza - five types of bases (real cheap - 7.95), with about 20 different toppings (at 1.25 each). We had a pesto with chicken, artichoke hearts and black olives, and a large salad - good for... More 

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San Diego CA
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54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I'm not sure if we caught this place on an off day or what, but we were looking for some quick pizza and we've been to other 'personal' pizza places that are similar and they are usually pretty good, so based on the ratings decided to try it. Ordered a pizza and salad to share. Took quite a while to... More 

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Joeb1140, Owner at Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review our business. Unfortunately, I feel that your experience was not up to either of our standards. We pride ourselves on the quality of our product. I want you to know that I am using your feedback as training for our employees. We take feedback, especially negative, and try to turn it... More 

Ventura, California
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91 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Great wood fired pizzas! Fast, so cheap and SOOOOOOO GOOD. Stopped in on a rare rainy evening and the place was packed. My husband and I ordered a pesto pizza ($7.95) and a Baratta Beet salad ($7.00). We were greeted by such nice people. The lady at the register I believe is the owner or manager. Very polite. The cooks... More 

Thank GoSeeDoTravelDuo
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Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We were led into this pizza place as one of the stops on our Santa Barbara walking food tour. We arrived to a reserved table and some tasty beer as we waited for our pizza. After only a few minutes our Gluten free chipotle pizza was placed before us to accommodate one of us with a gluten allergy. Not ever... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I just started working in Santa Barbara so I have been trying out the lunch spots. I came across Persone wood fired pizza last week. I liked the fact that you can personalize your pizza. It is to large for one person to eat, so plan on taking some home for dinner. The cost was ok at $15 with a... More 

Thank Dave K
Joeb1140, Owner at Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our business. We are aware of the pricing model for similar concepts. However, we feel that because we hand make almost all of our food, as well as we purchase the best products available, we are still offering our guests an unbelievable value. The downside for extremely fresh, high quality handmade products... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 905 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2701 (Formerly Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-899-4999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?