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Trattoria Grappolo

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3687 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9577 (Meadowale)
+1 805-688-6899
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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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch here and it was true Italian. My husband is gluten free and they had GF pasta! I had a delicious beet salad and great bread!

Thank dlkforever
New York City, New York
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111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic trattoria in a most enchanting setting over the mountain. Great, friendly staff and an amazing owner who is most entertaining. The food is fantastic and creative. We had a local red wine which was a perfect pairing with all dishes. Do yourself a favor and make a stop here.

Thank WonderousTraveler
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small restaurant, so it is noisy. Great homemade pasta! I had the spinach tortellini and my wife had the pressed chicken; both very good. Wonderful, light sauce with the both. House wine is produced for them and was yummy! Almond cream pear tart was a great way to finish the meal. I would make a reservation. There is a saloon... More 

Thank BobLouMark
Las Vegas
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257 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a nice family meal with our grandson. They made a special pasta dish for him which he gulped down quickly. The local red wine suggested was very nice and complimented our meals well. The only hitch to meal was the heater for the outdoor patio which made it a bit uncomfortable. Other than that, a great find for Italian... More 

Thank GlobalGoodTimes
Lompoc, California
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226 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

We went last night for the first time in a while and don't know why we don't go more often. We sit at the bar so we can enjoy the activity in the kitchen. Service is warm, friendly and professional. Local wine selection is excellent. Sole piccata was perfect. The New York steak was very good. We typically don't get... More 

Thank Jbhes
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 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 November 14, 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

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 November 5, 2016

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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4 reviews
3 restaurant 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

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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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, 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: +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?