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Trattoria Grappolo

3687 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9577
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Ranked #1 of 17 Restaurants in Santa Ynez
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

had an early dinner with my wife. The place looked deserted at 4:59, a minute before the opening. It was packed in 15 minutes. Food, service, wine are beyond any imagination. The special pasta was melting in the mouth. The house barbers 2008 was superb. A phenomenal place to have dinner at!

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Montreal, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The food was excellent. I ordered the gnocchi and it was cooked to perfection. Great service. Would highly recommend this restaurant!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

I recommend this place. The food was very good. The wine marvelous - Nero d'Avola. The atmosphere was cosy. Nice decoration.

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Santa Ynez, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice restaurant, good food within walking distance of downtown Santa Ynez. One of our favorites. Staff is always very friendly.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

There are so many good restaurants in Santa Ynez and Los Olivos, Grappolo is at the bottom of the list. Years ago it was one of the best, - For the money, there are other choices that are much better quality. Also the tables on top of each other don't allow a private conversation. There was a time they were... More

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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We stopped to visit friends who had just moved to Santa Ynez and they suggested the restaurant for dinner. Unfortunately we were seated in their overflow or large party seating area so we didn't get to enjoy the ambience or the weather from our private dining room. The food was incredible - the bruschetta was prepared on a pita so... More

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Redondo Beach, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Local neighborhood restaurant with good variety and fresh ingredients. Reasonably priced. Need reservations for weekends and big parties.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Very romantic atmosphere for a coupler. Little Italian restaurant. Loved it so much for dinner that we went back the next day for lunch! Spaghetti alla carbonara - delicious. Sea bass with risotto - delicious. Ciabatta bread - amazing! This restaurant will not disappoint!

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Boca Raton
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My husband and I absolutely loved this place! We had a quiet lunch on a Tuesday afternoon. The ahi tuna salad was amazing with superbly flavorful greens, tomatos, dressing. We also had the Seafood Risotto which was wonderful. The homemade bread was outstanding. I usually skip the bread altogether, but I could not do it at this place. We will... More

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We found a gem that would be a #1 restaurant in any town and this one is worth going on a trip just for the restaurant. It looks like a converted old house fixed up nicely in a quaint little town. The food was unbelievably good. The chef used just the right flavors and seasonings to make it an ultimate... More

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