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“Great Surprise!”
Review of Trattoria Grappolo

Trattoria Grappolo
Ranked #3 of 22 Restaurants in Santa Ynez
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Meadowale
Transit: Santa Ynez valley shuttle stops in front of the restaurant.
Description: Authentic Italian food, wood fired pizzas, pasta, salad, steaks, seafood, extensive wine list.
Reviewed May 6, 2014

This place was a geat surprise for lunch. We stopped here as part of our wine tour and had a fantastic lunch. Special of the day was salmon which was excellent! Wife had one of their salads which was also very good. Portions are large and prices are reasonable with great service!

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Reviewed May 4, 2014

We made reservations through Open Table and requested porch seating. We arrived in time and were quickly seated. They had a very adequate wine list with decent pricing. Our food was fresh, authentic and delicious. Service as also attentive and right on time. Only reason not 5 star is location next to saloon. Sitting on porch you are exposed to the smokers in front as well. We would go again but probably sit inside.

Thank TravelsMoore
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

While we have eaten here a number of times in the past, it has been some time since our last visit was less than optimal. At that time we were seated near a large table of very boisterous drinkers and service was so-so. We decided to try again and four of us had dinner there.
This was a much better experience although decibel level was slightly on high side and one must "love thy neighbor" with the proximity of adjacent tables. That said, the service was excellent with an engaging and efficient server. We had 4 different entrees: pastas and cioppino were excellent and a filet was absolutely outstanding- all were served in a timely fashion given that the place was packed. Wine list and menu selections were both excellent. Overall, a pleasant experience and will return.

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Thank sueprc
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

What goes with a great wine from the Santa Ynez valley? Answer: Seared salmon, fresh spinach sauteed with carrots and red potatoes. The Trattoria Grappolo is a popular restaurant with locals and tourists nestled in Santa Ynez which does not disappoint. We chose a small table on the small outdoor patio, because the weather near Santa Barbara is delightful all the time. Suggestion: Make a reservation because it is a small establishment with limited seating but well worth the wait.

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Thank avidhiker2
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Reviewed April 18, 2014

My husband and I have eaten at Grappolo's before. The food is always fabulous and the staff is well-trained and pleasant. But this visit was exceptional. I had the Mare Monti and my husband had the Salsiccie - mouth watering doesn't begin to describe the magic the chef creates. Server Elisa was spot-on, with a warm, welcoming smile. The exceptional staff award goes to Eric Jr. whose assistant waiter service and attention made us feel very special.

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Thank billkathy88
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