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“Great food service with a couple adjustments.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Trattoria Grappolo

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
Price range: $20 - $35
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.
Anchorage, Alaska
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great food service with a couple adjustments.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Great food tho we had difficulty understanding the specials. Not sure if it was servers accent or boisterous restaurant. Beet salad was amazing and stuffed calamari was great as we're our fish and pasta dishes. Disappointed with burnt creme as it was runny and less custard. Overall, great value for our $$. Most Entrees in the $20 range. I'd go again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cromwell, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Terrific food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We had a wonderful meal here-we could tell it was a local favorite as it was packed when we arrived. The food was outstanding, and the busboys are anything but! They were so pleasant, at-the-ready for anything my husband and I needed. They were wonderful. I have to say that our particular waiter was not friendly, and seemed annoyed and ornery. I would still re-visit this place to give it another shot because despite the waiter's attitude, we had a great meal.

Visited August 2013
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Henley on Thames
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19 restaurant reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Despite having a reservation, our table wasn't ready. There was no where to sit and have a drink so we had to go to the deserted bar next door. Service was friendly but the food was pretty dire. My salad starter was ok but the chicken gnocci was not. The meat smelled as it was off and the gnocci looked as if it was out of a packet. My husband left his dessert which is really unusual, as he said it was sickly sweet.

Wouldn't go back. I strongly recommend that you go to SY kitchen instead.

Visited August 2013
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Harrison, Arkansas
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63 restaurant reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“A taste of Italy in Santa Ynez”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

We had dinner here for less than $40 including a 20% tip. Everything was delicious, the service was excellent, and the location made it a five-minute drive from our B&B, tops. We only had pizza salad, and split a dessert, but the pasta dishes looked fabulous. There is a reason this place is rated #1 in Santa Ynez.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“The food was good but the noise and chaos not so much.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We really enjoyed the food here, but that is only part of the experience. The service was super rushed in what appeared to be an effort to "get em' in and get em' out" asap. Also, as there were no tables outside we ate in the restaurant, and the noise was crazy. The tables are jammed in and it was hard to even hear my husband speak across the table from me. So we ate and left pretty quickly, was which their aim I think.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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