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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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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 189
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    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
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Last night we had the pleasure of having dinner at Trattoria Grappolo. This was our first time and the meals were fantastic! I had shrimp in a red sauce and my other half had spinach ravioli in a cream sauce - both fantastic. The wait staff was superior! We will definitely return......,

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Halberg1
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Pismo Beach CA
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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English first
Santa Barbara, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Made reservations several days ahead for our 44th anniversary dinner. We live in Santa Barbara. It was 95 degrees in SBA in the afternoon so I called the restaurant to make sure they had air conditioning as it would be at least 100 degrees there. The owner assured me they had air conditioning so we made the drive over and... More 

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Pismo Beach CA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Last night we had the pleasure of having dinner at Trattoria Grappolo. This was our first time and the meals were fantastic! I had shrimp in a red sauce and my other half had spinach ravioli in a cream sauce - both fantastic. The wait staff was superior! We will definitely return......,

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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Trattoria Grappolo was recommended as the best place to eat in Solvang, which was a bit surprising, considering that it's not actually in Solvang. But it's well worth the 3 mile drive. It has a welcoming, friendly sort of noisy-Italian-family-run-restaurant feel; definitely not the quiet-tryst-where-you-propose-marriage sort of place. We arrived early for our reservation but were seated immediately. About half... More 

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Camarillo
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We stopped here after wine tasting in Foxen Canyon..we were going to the theatre in Solvang. We were lucky to get there before 6:00.. The place was packed and we could see why. The best pizza I have had in a long time! Get there early!

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California
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Since it was highly recommended on TripAdvisor we had dinner there twice recently. The ambiance was comfortable, with a happy friendly staff, and the food was excellent. Our problem was that the servers were so busy chatting with each other or lavishing attention on regular customers that we were ignored most of the time. Needing to flag down a server... More 

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Msida, Malta
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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Stopped here after some wine and olive oil tasting in Santa Ynez valley. I had linguini crostacei - full of wonders from the sea. We got a complimentary panna cotta with caramel and chocolate sauce to round up a delicious lunch. Well done.

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Ventura, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We were staying in the Lake Cachuma area which is a few miles south. Easy to find as it is at one end of main street in Santa Ynez. Old town with side walks and multiple eateries. There is a large cowboy honky tonk next door which is a fun way to end the evening. We were seated outside on... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Came here for the first time on a family wine tasting vacation and we couldn't have been happier. The staff was very nice, attentive and accommodating. My husband is a vegetarian and they took great care of him. He had the Tortelloni Burro e Salvia and I had the special rizzotto but customized and both were amazing! The wine they... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

In the sleepy little town of Santa Ynez, you'll find Trattoria Grappolo… Excellent, authentic Italian Food and extensive wine menu featuring local wines. Request dining out on the porch - reminiscent of an old western saloon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

If you love good Italian food, Grappolo is for you. Lunch or dinner, both are excellent and filling! We just had lunch there again today, and there salads are better than the run of the mill offerings. We asked ourselves why we don't go there more often? Oh, and there is a real bonus. The last time we were there... 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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions
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?