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Trattoria Grappolo

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$$ - $$$
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3687 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9530 (Meadowale)
+1 805-688-6899
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I came here for dinner and both loved our food. I got the tortellini and he got the sea bass. The ambiance is also nice - very cozy and comfy.

Thank rideaualex
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106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Busy, warm and bustling restaurant - looks like it is very popular with the locals. We both tried the fettuccine bolognese, which is one way we evaluate Italian restaurants (right or wrong). In this case, it was disappointing. The noodles were fresh and tasty but the sauce was bland. The Caesar salad was good, but the lettuce had been washed... More 

Thank BoomerBabe
Los Angeles, California
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164 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great traditional Italian food with reasonable prices. (We didn't try the "modern" Italian place with the less than modest prices). Everyone was friendly and the food was great. We had the salmon and spouse said "If I could cook salmon like this we'd have it every night." Next time we're in Santa Ynez we'll definitely eat there again.

Thank Ron D
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's off to the side but worth finding it. The food is really good. The staff are very helpful. We had the polenta with a meat sauce that was wonderful. My husband had the Caesar salad and he thought it was one of the better ones.

Thank mitsue13
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal very much. Great food, great ambiance, great service. I totally recommend this restaurant to everyone interested in a very good meal.

Thank elliottmalet
Long Beach, California
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456 reviews
389 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 867 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

This is always out first stop on the way to Solvang. We always have lunch here because the Ravioli calls us. We also had the appetizer of Crostini which is a hot pizza crust with chopped tomatoes and Basil...wow. The service was just ok this time as we were passed from server to server and it was confusing. The best... More 

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3 Thank PeggyChism
Wayne, Illinois
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

We sat on the porch on a lovely night. The interior was charming too. Good service. The pasta dish I had was loaded with fresh basil which I love. Pizza, which my husband had was Naples style...but we're from Chicago, it's never as good as there. We'd go again though

Thank KathieandPeter
Los Angeles, California
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93 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We were recommended this restaurant by Sunstone Winery after doing a tasting there and went there for lunch shortly afterwards. The service was extremely friendly, polite and helpful (it's easy to forget sometimes that, that is what service should be like) and the food was very good. We had the crostini with prosciutto and burrata which was a tad oily,... More 

1 Thank ReenyL
Austin, Texas
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Good food and good waiters but so noisy on the inside it is difficult to enjoy conversation. Sit outside if you can and enjoy the beautiful views of the valley. They have heaters if needed and can close you in on the deck that is just in front of the restaurant if it gets cold.

Thank dwalker0320
Dana Point, California
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119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We booked well in advance when we visit the wine country. You need to book early for a reason. The staff, the cool jazz in the men's room, not sure what the play in the ladies room.. This restaurant delivers on every level. I had a reservation through Open Table, somehow it was cancelled as I took a nap before... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $35
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3687 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9530
  • Public Transportation: Santa Ynez valley shuttle stops in front of the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Ynez
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-6899

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?