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“Try the Pizza - you'll love it!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cecco Ristorante

Cecco Ristorante
475 1st Street, Solvang, CA
805-688-8880
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Ranked #15 of 58 Restaurants in Solvang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Park Way
Solvang, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
“Try the Pizza - you'll love it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Second time at Cecco. My wife and I wanted to go back and try the pizza. We recently moved to Solvang from Santa Barbara, and we've tried almost all the pizza in SB. This was by far the best we've tasted in a long time. The crust was excellent and we had the Rocco, with chicken confit and the Cinghiale, with wild boar. We also had calamari - although I'm not a big fan of the tentacled calamari and there was more of that, than the rings, the breading was light and the aioli was very good. Once again though, I will mention the slow service in getting our wine and in taking our order. My stepson also joined us and he didn't get his second drink until we were ready to leave. This is a minor point when compared to the great pizza. Thanks to George the pizaziolo. He did a great job. We definitely will be back for more pizza.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Metairie, Louisiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“great pizza and calamari”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We had a nice dinner here on president's day (night). we had spent the day at the Ronald Reagan library only to come in and our waitress' grandmother had cooked for the Reagans for several years at their ranch in Santa Ynez. Anyway the wild boar pizza was excellent and was the calamari. We had an excellent bottle of wine and a very nice evening. Service was great, ambience was also great. We were hoping to go back on Tuesday night, but they were closed even though the website said they were open on Tuesdays. Still had a great time.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Solvang, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Pizza is made in a wood fired oven”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

The pizza is thin crust with lots of varied toppings including traditional and wild boar sausage. Pasta dishes are plentiful. Both locals and tourists enjoy the food here.

Visited November 2012
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Ridgecrest, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Service was good and food was delicious! Make sure to get a reservation on weekends otherwise you may have to wait 2 hrs or so.

Visited February 2013
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Solvang, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
“Good wine and food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

My wife and I ate at Cecco's in Solvang for Valentine's Day. My wife loved the beet salad, the bolognese with wild boar was also really good. I'm a big fan of butterscotch panne cotta, and there's was very good. I have a couple of suggestions. Maybe wider noodles for the bolognese, and a bit slower service. Our entree came before my wife was finished with her salad, and we were finished with the entire meal in one and a half hours, We usually are at least 2 hour diners, since we like to enjoy the moment and the food. We had a wonderful bottle of Centi'Anni Sangiovese and overall it was a very good experience. We will come back and try their pizza, which looked just great, and a good selection.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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