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Trattoria Grappolo

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3687 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9577 (Meadowale)
Santa Ynez valley shuttle stops in front of the restaurant.
805-688-6899
Website
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 167
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great service. Little pricy.

Enjoyed this place the waiters were amazing and the food was pretty decent. Only issue was we felt it was slightly over priced but that's just an opinion.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
marinamelmel
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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271 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Enjoyed this place the waiters were amazing and the food was pretty decent. Only issue was we felt it was slightly over priced but that's just an opinion.

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Roseland, New Jersey
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401 reviews 401 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

We dined here 8 years ago when touring the wine country, and decided to return. Glad we did! Excellent burrata with arugula salad followed by real deal meatballs and pasta....your choice, spaghetti, or a homemade long lasagna styled thin pasta. Nice gravy! Five meatballs on each dish, so be hungry! Real Italian chef/owned, Calabrese! Old pics of La Famiglia on... More 

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Santa Ynez, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There are two Italian places in Santa Ynez. Both are fantastic. This particular place has a very romantic feel inside, white cloth linens, beautiful china, dim lighting etc. Great for dates! The food is also fantastic as is the EXTENSIVE wine list. :)

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Long Beach, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We like to wine-taste in the Santa Ynez Valley with two other couples, which always includes some incredible dining experiences as well. Trattoria Grappolo is the one restaurant we ALL agree on every trip. They serve wonderful authentic Italian in a comfortable setting. The service is very attentive. If you are into really good Italian, this is the place for... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I will recommend for appetizer calamari alla Positano stuff with smoked mozzarella. You would love whatever you select for dinner entry The wine selection is very wide. Priced very reasonable for the quality.

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Grilled seafood was lovely. Apple tart was slightly burnt. Check took forever. People watching was fun. Nice mix of locals and tourists.

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La Palma, CA
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105 reviews 105 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Very good freshly prepared Italian food. Good Service. The restaurant could use more space. Very crowded. Nice salads and pizza if you want to eat light.

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Santa Maria, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Food was very good, but the service left a lot to be desired. The staff was not welcoming and extremely slow. It was not busy, yet we had to wait to order, wait for water, wait for our food to be boxed, wait for our check, and then had our check thrown on the table at the end. My husband... More 

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Villa Park, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Once in a while, you pick a restaurant for no other reason other than gut feeling and Tripadvisor reviews. This is probably one of the best restaurants I've ever eaten at. The food was perfectly prepared and came to the table hot from the flame, not lights. We started with the Caprese salad, served with fresh made Mozzarella (on premises),... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Trattoria Grappolo was an easy walk from our B&B. It came highly recommended from the Inn Keeper and he was spot on! The food was very good and plentiful. I had Mediterranean Sea Bass while my wife had Veal Scaloppini. Both came out well prepared with ample accouterments. The restaurant is not very large, we sat on the porch and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3687 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9577
    (Meadowale)
  • Public Transportation: Santa Ynez valley shuttle stops in front of the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Ynez
  • Phone Number: 805-688-6899

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?