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Trattoria Grappolo

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3687 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9530 (Meadowale)
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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Dana Point, California
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104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

Thank DPKH
Tucson, Arizona
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are the type who wants to go where the locals go, even if it means a wait, this is the place! Great local "Gemutlichkeit".

Thank Nancy M
Whittier, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The special of the day was very nice: lasagna. The food was good but the main dining room was too noisy. Food and service was good. Not like Italy but good.

Thank california368
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drove up from LA to Santa Ynez to take in the views and taste some wines. Before driving home we stopped for dinner. Great menu and house specials. You can find a dish for foodies and finicky eaters. Descent wine menu. We had a very delicious meal and the wait staff was pleasant and attentive.

Thank Harriet D
richmond, va
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238 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told to eat here by some locals, their tip was sit at the bar since we had no reservations . That was a great suggestion as we got right in, had great seats watching the creation of great food mostly made in a wood fired oven. I had the sausage and beans my husband had the carbonara both... More 

Thank susan822
San Francisco, California
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175 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our experience here. The service was attentive,food fantastic and a good selections of wine. Be sure and have a reservation or you may be waiting a while.

Thank BrentJensen
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our salads were fresh and tasty and our pizzas were terrific! The service was excellent. Great place

Thank Halle500
Los Angeles, California
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94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had been here for lunch once and liked it, so we returned with family for dinner. In fairness, the entire experience was suboptimal since we were seated next to a huge group of drunk people who were so loud that we had to lip read to communicate at our table. But even leaving that aside, our experience was just... More 

Thank kmfesq
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I tried this out Sunday and we're NOT disappointed. Since it was Sunday did not expect it to be busy and it wasn't. But from the moment we walked in you'd think we were VIPs. They serve as a team and waited on us hand and foot. Started with the Bruscetta, it came out quick and was... More 

Thank Donn N
Santa Ynez, California
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Upscale italian food with great service. We have eaten here on a couple of special occasions and date nights, we have always enjoyed our food and service. My only complaint is the seating inside is VERY close together and a little claustrophobic for me. I try to reserve seating outside because it is a pet peeve of mine.

Thank Sonya M

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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
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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, 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: 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?