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Trattoria Grappolo

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3687 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9577 (Meadowale)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Los Angeles
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love the energy, the waitstaff, the locals who crowd the place. It's always a good idea to go to TG. The food is beautifully prepared, and they will adjust anything to your wishes. Plus they have vin santo!! Make sure to reserve a spot here, and you will be happy you did.

Thank PiscesLosAngeles
San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent Italian cuisine in a charming setting. Definitely a must! Portions are decent and splittable. Pasta is homemade! Delicioso!!!

Thank cgrad
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food! Saul was a great server, Pinot Grigio was wonderful as was the artichoke soup and Quattro pizza. A must visit.

Thank bugattidriven
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184 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have eaten here several times and it never disappoints. It is clearly an alternative to many of the ho-hum restaurants in Solvang. There is a good wine list given the area and the food is superb. Reservations are a must and you can reserve on Open Table.

Thank Theroadwarrior12
Hutchinson, Kansas
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106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We picked this restaurant because of the multitude of excellent Tripadvisor reviews. We were not disappointed. We had the mixed seafood grill (salmon, whitefish, scampi, and calamari). It was excellent, though the stuffed calamari may be a bit off-putting to some squeamish diners. My wife's salmon was a bit undercooked, but not worth fussing over. Service was excellent, with multiple... More 

Thank XScotts
El Segundo, California
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We travel four times a year and had always heard that Grappolo was AWESOME! We tried it. People were right the service was awesome!!! We ordered spaghetti with meatballs and salad - salad was fine, but the spaghetti nor the meatballs had any taste to it. We love Italian food, but this one is not for us.

Thank Barbara F
Newport Beach, CA
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

My friends, Chad and Brent Melville, suggested going to Trattoria Grappolo for dinner. The Melville brothers are locals that are in the wine business (Samsara, Lucky Dogg and Melville). Their recommendation was spot on. The hard part was selecting what to eat. Nice wine list featuring local wines of the region.

Thank BrettH88
Honolulu, Hawaii
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Staff is very warm and friendly. We enjoyed our dinner. We stayed in Solvang and it was a 5 min drive! They do not have a kids meal.

Thank alohamommy1
Santa Ynez, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I love this place, a great selection of menu items or specials and very good , friendly service. I happen to prefer dining at the short end of the bar to watch the chefs prepare the meals.

Thank johnscanlon
Long Beach, CA
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128 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Maybe it was an off day, maybe we had expectations too high, maybe our perceptions of quality Italian is different from the usual reviewer. Saturday lunch; one Spaghetti Carbonara, one Tortellini [specialty of the house]. The spaghetti was presented in a bowl of pasta topped with a small proportion of tiny pieces of meat and in a sauce which congealed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $35
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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 93460-9577
  • 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?