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Trattoria Ulivetto

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French, Italian, Californian
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285 S Broadway St, Orcutt, CA 93455
(805) 934-4546
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great service

This is really a nice little restaurant with very friendly staff. On the Thursday night, the restaurant was 80% full. My friend and I both felt like some deal but there wasn't any on the menu. We asked the waitress and she said "we can make veal piccata for you". The wine selection was very good... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
Peterprev
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is really a nice little restaurant with very friendly staff. On the Thursday night, the restaurant was 80% full. My friend and I both felt like some deal but there wasn't any on the menu. We asked the waitress and she said "we can make veal piccata for you". The wine selection was very good and the veal, although... More 

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Portland, Oregon
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Considering where you are, this is very good. The Linguini Vongole is excellent. Service is solid but they are lacking a good wine list. Not enough Italian reds....either by the bottle or glass.

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Lompoc, California
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

From Alfonso's greeting in the bar to his goodby after dinner, it was a great evening at Ulivetto. Our table for ten was ready for us on time even though there was a full house. The staff and especially Marna provided excellent service throughout the evening. All meals were delivered together and they were all enjoyed. Wine and appetizers were... More 

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Southwick, Massachusetts
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95 reviews 95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Went for dinner with family. The place was packed and we were glad we made a reservation. It was pretty noisy since many people seemed to be enjoying themselves. The service was a little all over the place. Sometimes very good other times very slow. The food was excellent and served piping hot. Definitely a great place to eat in... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is overpriced at this restaurant which I've only visited once at a going away party. I had an entree with a dinner salad and paid almost $20! The same dinner at Olive Garden would have been around $12. It was very crowded and we were seated out in a large room with long tables that held about 100... More 

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Santa Maria, California, United States
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The food and service was fantastic but it was very noisy and hard to carry on a conversation. We thought the dress was a little more casual than we thought it would be.

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Orcutt, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Food works 100% of the time. Interesting specials and the count on it sure thing regular menu items always pleasing. Solid wine list and full bar complement the menu. Wait staff is always on their game, and while it gets busy, you never are forgotten. Good place to go with friends and see others there most every night of the... More 

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Orcutt, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Beautiful restaurant with adequate service. The food is quite good but the portions are tiny. Five pumpkin raviolis cost you more than twenty dollars. The bread is very good that is served before the meal. Try to get there early as you will have longer wait times as the night goes on. Good wine list. Bottom line is that they're... More 

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Top Contributor
256 reviews 256 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I really wanted to give Trattoria Ulivetto the highest marks, as I want to spread the word about this family owned gem of a restaurant. I have nothing but great things to say about the food. It is always wonderful and our party of 4 was unanimous in our praise. My constructive (I hope) criticism relates to the service we... More 

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Orangevale, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Party of 4 on a Tuesday night. Fairly crowded. We were seated immediately but took probably 20 minutes before we had a drink in hand. Another half hour to order. Food and drinks were delicious, but very pricey. "Specials" were all $26-28 that we ordered (pork chop, veal, and sole). Definitely a special occasion place!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 285 S Broadway St, Orcutt, CA 93455
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orcutt
  • Phone Number: (805) 934-4546

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, Italian, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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