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*Some dishes may contain tree nuts & whole olives contain pits
Marinated Olives*
seven varieties
USD 10
Grilled Flatbread
tapenade, muffaletta, and hummus
USD 11
Roasted Local Vegetables
roasted garlic, smoked mozzarella, tapenade
USD 15
Baked Brie
hazelnuts, cinnamon puff pastry, arugula, port syrup
USD 16
Artisan Cheese Plate
fruits, nuts, fig jam, crostinis
USD 17
Beets & Burrata
roasted hazelnuts, fresh horseradish, spinach, whole grain mustard, lemon vinaigrette
USD 15
SALAD & PIZZA
*Some dishes may contain tree nuts & whole olives contain pits
Hearts of Romaine Caesar
Grana, warm garlic croutons
USD 13
Antipasto Salad
romaine, salami, provolone, whole unpitted olives*, tomato, peppers, red wine vinaigrette
USD 16
Little Gem Lettuce
grapes, radish, shaved beets, pistachio, gorgonzola, currant-caper vinaigrette
USD 14
Spinach
red onion, Fuji apple, radicchio, gorgonzola, white balsamic vinaigrette
USD 15
Warm Butternut
shaved cabbage, broccoli, kale, radish, pepitas, balsamic-agave vinaigrette
USD 16
Steak Cobb
Skirt steak, local greens, tomato, avocado, bacon, bleu cheese, egg, ranch dressing
USD 24
Curried Chicken
green apple, cranberries, celery, red onion, almonds, curry dressing, mixed greens
USD 17
Napoli Pizza
tomato sauce, four cheese
USD 14
Sopressata Pizza
tomato sauce, sopressata salami, olives, four cheeses, arugula, Grana
USD 18
Pepperoni Pizza
tomato sauce, four cheese, pepperoni
USD 16
DRINKS
Lurisia Chinotto Italian Soda
Soda from Piedmont, Italy
USD 4
Italian Soda
Choose from our variety of flavors
USD 3.5
Bundaberg Ginger Beer or Root Beer
USD 4.5
Saratoga Still or Sparkling Water
USD 5
USD 7
Soda, Iced Tea, Rosemary Lemonade
USD 3.5
BURGERS AND SANDWICHES
Hamburger
natural beef, tomato, onion, 1000 island, pickles, local greens, house-made focaccia bun
USD 16
cheese USD 2
bacon USD 3
mushrooms USD 3
caramelized onions USD 2
egg USD 2
avocado USD 2
Café Turkey Sandwich
house-roasted turkey, avocado, tomato, mayo, muffaletta, swiss cheese, arugula, housemade focaccia roll
USD 16
Reuben Sandwich
corned beef, swiss cheese, sauerkraut, 1000 island, rye
USD 16
About
Since 1995 the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe has been serving organic, sustainable cuisine along with over 500 wines (mostly local). In fact, much of their produce is grown from their CCOF certified organic farm less than a mile away. The Wine Merchant offers retail pricing and offers a fun assortment of wine related gift items and specialty products. The Wine Merchant & Café has been voted "Top 100 Wine Lists in the Country" by Open Table and has been awarded the "Best Restaurants for Wine" by Wine Spectator since 2007. Whether you are dining or shopping for wine, their friendly staff looks forward to welcoming you with Los Olivos charm.
PRICE RANGE
$15 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Wine Bar, Healthy
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed April 13, 2020

We live in NY, and have been coming to winters in Santa Barbara for more than 20 yrs. The food at this cafe is really spectacular. Fresh vegetables and meat cooked amazing ways. The wine stock is wonderful. Even my grandchildren have visited the cafe...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 19, 2020

While looking for a place to have lunch we happened upon this place. From the outside you cannot get a feel for how large it is inside. Plenty of people having lunch at this white table clothed restaurant. Do not let the white table clothed...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 28, 2020

We always visit the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe on our day trips there. It is always busy given the food and service are always exceptional. We take the dog, wander the town then drop in for lunch. My wife goes to their fresh...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 24, 2020 via mobile

An iconic restaurant in an incredible small wine town. Great selection of wine and the food was excellent. Fun sitting at the bar and watching the action. Can’t wait to watch sideways again since we visited some of the venues!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 19, 2020 via mobile

We didn’t have a reservation and were lucky enough to get a table for lunch. The four people in our group had salads, sandwiches or pizza. All the food was cooked perfectly and presented beautifully. Our server was lovely and attentive. The wine selections in...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

You can experience various are vineyards’ wines here, which might beat visiting the winery as here is food. Terrific complementary focaccia bread to start and nice dish of olives (not gratis); good pizza (mushroom) with thin crust and lots of cheese and mushrooms; orrichetti dish...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 29, 2019

We are confused about all the positive reviews. Came here at 7pm on a Sunday night. It's not busy by any means, yet our server is extremely inattentive and aloof. Our order was incorrect, pizza was served cold and he did not check in with...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 2, 2019

My wife and i were staying at the Bacara Hotel and decided to go to Los Olivos to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. First stop Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe. Arrived around 12:30 PM. Sat at the Bar. Waited for a good 10 minutes before...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 30, 2019 via mobile

Loved this cozy restaurant with delicious farm to table seasonal menu. Amazing experience. Great for couples and small gatherings especially for wine lovers.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 28, 2019 via mobile

We have eaten here before but this visit topped them all. We had the antipasto salad & the Italian special pizza with a bottle of wine. Everything was great. Great flavors! Thin pizza! And perfect service.

Date of visit: November 2019
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