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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
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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
  • 168
    Excellent
  • 73
    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
Yummy Birthday dinner!

The Branzino, which was a special this day, was absolutely outstanding! Moist and very flavorful. We always love coming to this little gem of a restaurant!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Kathy P
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Riverside, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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275 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Riverside, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

The Branzino, which was a special this day, was absolutely outstanding! Moist and very flavorful. We always love coming to this little gem of a restaurant!

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Arizona
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Grappolo is on our short list whenever we come to the area. In 7 years of visits, we've honeatly never had a bad meal. Last night I had the salmon special and the hub had the veal of the day. My salmon was exquisite, even though it was farmed. The sides were roasted potatoes and cooked carrots and spinach. Lots... More 

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San Diego, CA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

At the recommendation of the front desk at the nearby Marriott in Buellton, my husband and I took the short, lovely drive to Santa Ynez for an early dinner at this Italian restaurant, and we were not disappointed. Our meal was delicious as well as plentiful. We shared the fresh bruschetta, which could almost be a meal in itself, lentil... More 

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Southport, Australia
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222 reviews 222 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Our meals at Grappolo were good rather than great, but the lively atmosphere and the friendly staff combined to make a very enjoyable night out. On a chilly mid-week night, the inside area was packed with a noisy crowd. Waiters were flying between tables. We were immediately seated at our (booked) table, and provided menus. Our initial drinks order came... More 

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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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417 reviews 417 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
239 helpful votes 239 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
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
25 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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?