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

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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great for casual dinner.

Be sure and make this a stop in Santa Ynez. Good and service was terrific and ambiance is nice and casual. Extensive pizza selections.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Business meetings
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English first
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure and make this a stop in Santa Ynez. Good and service was terrific and ambiance is nice and casual. Extensive pizza selections.

Thank ScruffyOne
Scottsdale, Arizona
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Customers are treated poorly, the food is mediocre, the place is crowded and loud. Perhaps we return because it is a SY fixture but there are so many better alternatives. Sorry to return.

1 Thank Mar C
Channel Islands National Park, California
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only time we've ever been disappointed at Grappolo was when the crowd had beat us to all the tables! Unpretentious, delicious, lovingly crafted dishes made from fresh local fare. A great wine list, attentive servers, and a joyous homey atmosphere. What more can you ask for, without going all the way to Tuscany? And truth be told, the Santa... More 

Thank Arrow101
Manila, Philippines
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At Trattoria Grappolo, diners are always greeted warmly. The staff is well-trained, professional and friendly. The setting is relaxed but sophisticated, located in an Old West series of buildings at the end of tiny Santa Ynez. Seating is available in or outdoors, and individual preference might vary according to time of day, time of year, and type of occasion. The... More 

1 Thank Sam M
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time we travel up north (from LA) we will drive out of our way or even stay an extra day to dine here. This is the real deal. These guys have figured out how to make the food taste like Italy - really. We often sit at the counter so we can watch the salad lady and pizza man... More 

Thank Mark F
Boston, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having a hankering for Italian food after eating seafood in Santa Barbara for 5 days straight we discovered Trattoria Grappolo. We were lucky enough to get a seat on the porch on a beautiful fall night. Our server was friendly and offered lots of information on the menu. The wine list was varied, well priced and had very generous portions.... More 

Thank julieb10204
Santa Ynez, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food, in a cozy, but somewhat crowded setting. Noise level makes it difficult to carry on a conversation.

Thank badgerlair
Santa Ynez, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been enjoying this great experience for 12 years. The family operators understand the value in quality product, service, and hospitality

Thank Lee E
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have gone here several times and ordered the grilled salmon salad. They have been out of salmon the last three times I was here and they substituted chicken but did not adjust the price to reflect the change. Very disappointed.

1 Thank Sharon F
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Several years ago a friend gave my wife a cook book from Trattoria Grappolo. Since then she has been trying to plan a trip. For our anniversary this year we booked a room at the beautiful Santa Ynez Inn. We went to Trattoria Grapple and the experience could not have been better. The food is classic Italian and was fantastic.... More 

Thank John J

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3687 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9577
  • 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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings


Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?