About Us

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Rusty’s Pizza Voted BEST pizza year after year...

In 1969 Rusty’s began in the community of Isla Vista. Within three years the locations of Milpas and State Street were added, followed soon by Carrillo, Fairview and Carpinteria.

The 90's was a busy decade for Rusty's. We opened Storke Road in Goleta and Rusty's on Turnpike Road in 1994. 2002 marked the opening of Rusty's location on the waterfront across from Stearns Wharf. All Rusty's restaurants are locally owned and operated. Rusty's is one phone number away with our One Number-Order System; 564-1111 as well as our convenient online ordering- rustyspizza.com. Our mission is great pizza, great people and great service.

A Sense of Community... Since its beginning, Rusty's has been involved in the community with a strong emphasis on children through school programs and youth organizations. Rusty's also provides jobs for well over three hundred employees, ranging from part-time first jobs for students, to jobs with skills in management and supervision. We provide ongoing training at all levels and company-wide training for every position.

Come On In... Rusty's offers rooms for business meetings, gatherings, birthdays, casual get-togethers & even school tours! Just call in advance and we will reserve a room/area for you. The Webb Room on upper State St. & our two upstairs rooms at Rusty's Carrillo have been favorite meeting places for many Santa Barbara groups over the years. Enjoy the beautiful banking decor at Storke Rd., have lunch in the bank vault or have your next meeting in our large private room. 

There were some exciting changes with Rusty's in the past couple of years-We moved our Fairview location down the street & created a unique dining experience in the process! At Rusty's, we like to have fun, so we couldn't just build a boring pizza location for our customers. Located on Calle Real, next to Walgreen's in Goleta, our Art Deco Train Station is quite an architectural wonder filled with train memorabilia & several private party rooms. We're also THRILLED to be back near the beach front at 111 State St.- Take a walk on the pier, then wander up a block for some great pizza, hot wings & an impressive display of Lighthouse Museum artifacts. 

So what's next for Rusty's? We always have something up our sleeve! We've been looking for a larger space for our Turnpike customers and we finally found it! Be on the look for our opening of 4880 Hollister Ave. early Summer 2017. We can't wait to serve you better with more dining space, our expanded FRESH salad bar, party rooms, large screen T.V.'s & of course our classic video games. See you there!