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All 17 Santa Ynez Restaurants

Trattoria Grappolo

3687 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9577
805-688-6899
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Ranked #1 of 17 Restaurants in Santa Ynez
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
Hours:
Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Meadowale
Transit: Santa Ynez valley shuttle stops in front of the restaurant.
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Agoura Hills, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

After reading the reviews here, I thought this was going to be a wonderful experience. Nope! Saturday night we went to this restaurant for dinner. We were seated promptly, the busboy was attentive in refilling our water glasses, and the food was delicious! Our problem and this is what made the "poor" rating. Our food server did not pay attention... More 

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Foothill Ranch, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This is next to a couple of country bars, and didn't look like much. The food was really good. The shrimp pasta was delicious and loaded with shrimp including a huge one on top, complete with shell and legs. It presented really well. Apparently they've won a lot of awards for food, and I can see why. With the limited... More 

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Sitka, Alaska
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Just a short walk from the Santa Ynez Inn where we were staying, is Trattoria Grappolo. My wife is a professional chef so we are quite particular and knowledgeable. The staff was universally warm and gracious, especially our server and Chef Leonardo. The food was among the best Italian we have ever experienced. The setting was relaxed and inviting with... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We came for a light dinner and shared the arugula salad and the mushroom rigatoni. The service was wonderful, atmosphere was adorable and the food was good! We will be back.

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Imperial Beach, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I did a little research before choosing this restaurant and read several glowing reviews. We're so happy to agree with many of the reviews. The ambiance was very warm and welcoming. The dishes we chose were incredibly delicious. Even though it was a busy night we had great service. I can't get enough of how delicious our food was. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

best clams and linguini and the service was great..fortunately when I left I forgot my coat and the maitre'd ran to give it to us..and it was cold..

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

We were driving through the SY Valley on a recent rainy evening, and decided to stop for an early dinner at Grappolo. It was such a treat we will make it a regular stop from now on. Outstanding service, including a warm welcome at the door when we ran in from the rain, as well as a tableside visit from... More 

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Ventura, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This little gem of a restaurant is tucked into the middle of a collection of faux western storefronts in what I call Santa Ynez VILLAGE (although the locals don't) and it's mostly a local hangout, although it is also a destination restaurant for many living outside the area. It's menu and wine list are both outstanding, and the service is... More 

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Geneva, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We had a delightful late-ish lunch at Grappolo yesterday. The restaurant was very busy, but service was still good. From previous visits we both wanted a scaloppine dish. Alla Parmegiana was the special but we didn't want that. So the waiter suggested alla Picata and alla Marsala, which we ordered. In spite of the restaurant being very busy, the scaloppini... More 

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San Diego, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

Had a great meal the weekend after Thanksgiving. The food was excellent and the service was great, too. Make a reservation because it was quite busy all evening. My husband had the cioppino, a special, and I had a seafood pasta dish. Would recommend both.

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Additional Information about Trattoria Grappolo

Address: 3687 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9577
Phone Number: 805-688-6899
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Ynez
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Cuisine: Italian

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