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1110 Faraday, Santa Ynez, CA
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quaint little restaurant, everyone was so nice.

Our wine tour guide Kurt recommended this restaurant. My husband had their scallops which he said were fantastic, the menu was a bit eclectic for my taste but their grilled chicken was very good, grilled to perfection and tasty. Our server Brittney was great, very cheery.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 27, 2015
Joann T
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seal beach,ca
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166 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Two couples had the globe artichokes, octopus salad, pappardelle with mushrooms, hanger steak and salmon with nice bottle of local pino noir. The service was friendly and helpful. The food was prepared well. As good as in Italy? Yes. The big problem is something you can't do anything about. The noise level in American restaurants is off the charts. Italians... More 

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Thank bertram31
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This is an excellent small restaurant right around the corner from the Santa Ynez Inn. The menu was creative and the food was excellent. The wine list featured many local wines which added to the experience. To have this place and Trattoria Grappolo within a few blocks of each other makes the food experience in Santa Ynez unique and worthwhile.

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Thank John J
California
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We had a business dinner here recently and ordered the Truffle Pizza as an appetizer for the four of us. The amount of truffles shaved on top was extravagant. The food was delicious and the drinks were creative and refreshing. The wait staff was knowledgeable and friendly. We will definitely meet here again!

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Thank marjen
Ventura, California
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85 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We had a very nice dinner here on a Sunday night without a reservation. Food and wine was superb! We had a salad, beet gnocci and a pizza with anchovies--so so good!! Pleasant atmosphere and the nicest staff I've encountered in a long time.

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Thank Tripmama18
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Our wine tour guide Kurt recommended this restaurant. My husband had their scallops which he said were fantastic, the menu was a bit eclectic for my taste but their grilled chicken was very good, grilled to perfection and tasty. Our server Brittney was great, very cheery.

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Thank Joann T
Park City, Utah
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118 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

From the minute we walked onto the patio, we knew it was going to be great. Comfortable outside seating (ate inside the next day for lunch. That was beautiful and awesome too.) with blankets for when the night got chilly. Felt like I was being served gourmet food in my own backward. Servers were so sweet and nice- no attitude!... More 

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Thank MalbuMom
Santa Monica, California
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

What a gorgeous restaurant in the Calif. countryside. The squid salad was as good as I've ever had. Everything we ordered was executed perfectly. Service was top notch. Reservations a must as they are very popular. A very warm casual place to unwind and enjoy and great meal or just a drink and apps. or a salad. This is not... More 

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Thank Garry S
Santa Ynez, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Good food, over priced wine by the glass. Pleasant and clean facility. Staff seemed a bit to LA for a small town, but they did do everything correctly.

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Thank johnscanlon
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The experience of this place is phenomenal from amazing Italian food to the Italian waiters, you feel as though you were transported to Italy without the long plane ride. I had one of the specials of the night, which was a truffle pizza with buratta. I have never tasted something so delicous! I am a huge truffle fan and I... More 

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Thank Camille B
Fullerton, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This place was OK, nothing special. Overpriced. Nothing we'd go back to again. We ordered pizza and it took over 45 minutes to get to our table, but it was the wrong pizza, they meant to give it to another table, so as we were about to dig in, the runner came and took it from us. Our pizza was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1110 Faraday, Santa Ynez, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Ynez

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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