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Located in Downtown Solvang enjoy Northern Italy cousins on our outdoor heated patio or dine indoors, your choice!
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Table Service, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Honestly it's not that great. All around, frankly. I've had Italian food all over Italy, all over the USA, I have Italian family, I cook Italian. I would say I'm not hard to please, I enjoy most Italian food. The prices they charge, it just...was "okay".More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed October 16, 2022 via mobile

We will be leaving to travel home tomorrow after our 10 dsy road trip. We didnt want to cook dinner so we walked a half mile to this restaurant. The menu had a nice selection but since we are Italians, we knew what we wanted....We started off with a Caprese Salad. I had a taste and it was delicious. My daughter had pennee with a light red cream sauce with sausage meat. She shared a few tastes with me. It was exwuisito. I had Fussili in pesto and frehs tomatoes 🍅. The fresh bread dipped in olive 🫒 oil and balsamic was a tasty treat. Be warned that they charge extra for a refilled basket of bread. In fairness to the restaurant, it was noted on the menu. My daughter enjoyed a glass of pinot noire. Service was quick. Prices were reasonable for a resort town.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 23, 2022

Surprisingly enough this restaurant was not at all busy. The service was quick and the food was good. Pleasant atmosphere even if it is a bit dated. Free parking next door to the restaurant was a plus.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 17, 2022 via mobile

Decent Italian food. Service was quick. Nothing to write home about. Pleasant atmosphere. On the main drag in Solvang.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 29, 2022

While spending a couple of nights in Solvang we decided to eat here one night based on TA reviews. The food and service was excellent, something I didn’t expect in a location known for its Dutch Food and Pastries. We started out with the Cesarina...Salad which had a great tasting home made Caesar type dressing, delicious! My wife had the Spaghetti Carbonara which was creamy and very good. She said it was one of the best she ever had and since this is her go to meal at most Italian Restaurants it had to be good. I had the Spaghetti with Meatballs in a delicious meat sauce. It comes with a Marinara Sauce but they were very accommodating when I asked for the meat sauce. The meal had a lot of Meatballs in it which were very tasty. For Dolci my wife had the Tiramisu and I had the Spinoni Gelato which were both delicious. I’ve been to a lot of Italian Restaurants from the SF Bay Area to New York but I’d rate this place right up there with the best of them!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 28, 2022

We had a delicious meal here for dinner for my husband's birthday. Definitely will return. Good food. Friendly service. Many options on the menu and if you go early, it's quiet and relaxing.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed June 7, 2022

We took a chance as we strolled through downtown and were glad we did. We were seated immediately at an outside table (our request), and service was very good. Food was excellent, and the prices were quite reasonable. We'd go there again in a heartbeat...on a future trip!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 1, 2022

We stopped in for a quick dinner, and were pleasantly surprised. Excellent food at a reasonable price served with a smile.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 22, 2022

I had a scallop-asparagus-cherrytomato risotto. 10* Wife had a 10 star salmon w veggies Mine was as good as risotto gets w shaved cheese and mild herbs Salads are large....split one. Get the Primavera. Wines are acceptable......as is the coffee Panna Cotta dessert is 9...star Service and ambience quite nice Reasonable pricesMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 14, 2022 via mobile

We saw decent reviews of this restaurant so we were hopeful. We got seated quickly, but they seemed upset that we wanted to change tables since we were right by the door and some of us didn’t have sweaters with us. Once we ordered it...went downhill! One person got their food and the other 3 had to wait almost 40 more minutes to receive their food. And they didn’t receive their food until after we asked our waitress, who said it would be any minute and it was 10 minutes later with no progress. After that we complained to the manager and mentioned leaving without our food. The remaining dishes came out less than 5 minutes after that complaint. We were given 2 free desserts, but definitely feel like that was the easy way out of “making it right”. We were told “they had a ticketing issue” with their system, but tables around us continued to get their food before us. Fortunately the upside was the food was delicious!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 2, 2022

I'm really blown away, as to the negative reviews I have seen for this restaurant. ARE YOU SERIOUS? Sorry, but if you know anything about quality Italian cuisine, then you know, what you have received here is something special. We had the spaghetti carbonara, and...the penne bolonese. It was spectacular. The service was outstanding, and wine was great.. Don't hesitate to eat here. It is pretty and delicious.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 19, 2022

The food here is your average, tourist town Italian restaurant. Pasta is fine. Wine list is fine. The best thing we ordered was the salad. Service was a bit slow, but they tried really hard to make the experience nice. Indoor and outdoor seating available.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 9, 2021

We were tired after a long day and stumbled onto this place for dinner. They have a nice location on the main street in Solvang and we sat outside where we could see some of the Christmas lights around the city. As for the food,...the portions are big but the quality is just passable. Not really better than any standard American "Italian" place. Maybe a small step up from Olive Garden pasta. Also for a restaurant in wine country their wine list was small and unimpressive. I left with a full stomach but a bit unsatisfied.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed September 24, 2021

I ate here with my boyfriend when we visited Solvang. There were not many options for vegans/vegetarians. I had the primavera salad. My boyfriend had spaghetti with meatballs. The food is good, and price is ok. Friendly service.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 18, 2021 via mobile

Dinner with golf group, eight of us total. Dined inside. Very friendly and capable waiters. I had linguine scallops arrabiata which were excellent. I didn’t have wine, but those who did said the selections were excellent. Very reasonably priced. Would definitely return.

Date of visit: September 2021
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