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“Great ambiance.”

Corktree Cellars Wine Bar and Bistro
Ranked #10 of 78 Restaurants in Carpinteria
Price range: $8 - $20
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed September 2, 2013

My boyfriend and I came here during a road trip up the CA 1. We chose Corktree after looking at reviews on Urbanspoon and found they have a few yummy vegetarian selections. On a budget, we went for vegetable ratatouille and a veg bruschetta with fries. Very good! Pleasant staff, cozy and romantic, very relaxing. Our bill came to $25. Can't beat that for quality food, service and ambiance.

Thank Jennifer V
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

We loved this place! We came here for night one of our mini-moon (aka Honeymoon) and here's what we loved:

1. The wine selection. The process of picking it off the wall was great and the price was fine.
2. The service was top notch.
3. The outdoor seating was really nice and peaceful after days of wedding chaos.
4. The food was great. The bacon wrapped sausage and lobster Mac N Cheese were my favs.

So cool spot, definitely our best meal over the 2-3 days we were in the area!

Thank Patrick F
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

Went for an anniversary dinner were so pleased we plan on going back and taking others along. Great concept - its a wine bar, wine shop, with tapas, full meals and GREAT dessert. We started with wine flights and appetizers, which turned out to be a good way to pick a wine for dinner. If you find something you like you can buy it by the full glass or just buy a bottle. The tapas list is varied and you can snack or make a meal of them. The menu offering included salads, pasta, meat and fish. I had the Bolognese spaghetti and the sauce was perfect, my wife chose the pork which she claimed was delicious. We topped it off with their specialty dessert, small doughnut like pastries with special sauces - wow! Definitely enough good things on the menu to merit many return trips..

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Thank RM30139
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

When this restaurant open, their menu had burgers, sandwich and french fries. The food was good, but just for the occasional night out. Carpinteria didn't have much at the time, so choices were limited for a good dine. The service and the music were good, but the management was to say the least awful.

Long story short manager left, and we decided to go back. Surprisingly they have a long list of goodies; it's hard to make a choice!

Lots of wine, lots of beer and great appetizers also. Everybody is happy now!

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1  Thank chiquibabe
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

We were there over the Holiday weekend for a wedding dinner and they were great. The service was good, the fries and appetizers were awesome. I then followed it up with a salad which was very good.
Even though we were a party of 20 the service was friendly and efficient. The outdoor patio near the side walk is great for people watching. Parking is not easy. There is a free lot in the back but you need to be lucky.

1  Thank Packngo205
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