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Cecco Ristorante

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475 1st St, Solvang, CA 93463-3728 (Park Way)
+1 805-688-8880
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Santa Ynez
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good salads and entrees - and a good local wine list. Wonderful location and delightful to sit outside. Excellent artisan pizzas also.

Thank Friesian
Long Beach, California
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496 reviews
420 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 911 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my 4th visit to Cecco. I love their Pizza with the crispy ,thin, crust. My husband ordered the Ribeye and he thought it was good...but not the best. The service was very good. Sydney waited on us. We will be back!

2 Thank PeggyChism
Vancouver, Canada
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110 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a really fun dinner at this very popular Italian restaurant after the Solvang Century cycling race. The fish dish was great as was the salad! The service was excellent. I would definitely go back.

Thank westcoastcat
Buellton, California
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Solvang can be a very busy little town, but Cecco has a nice quiet interior if you are a couple looking for some intimacy. If you are a larger group or want to sit outside, they have a beautiful covered patio as well. I have eaten here 4 times now and the food has always been fantastic. A nice selection... More 

1 Thank DCTracker
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70 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We ate here twice. Basically, we talked so much about the first meal, that friends asked us to go with them. I had the pork and swordfish. The pork chop was large, tender, juicy, and simply great. The risotto underneath was a bit greasy. The swordfish was fantastic, the lentils in cream underneath great, and I did not even shares... More 

Thank barbgal
New Jersey
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73 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

My husband and I ate at this restaurant exactly one year ago and we were looking forward to another tasty meal.Were we wrong! I just read my review of last year and saw that we ordered the same meal. Maybe there is a new chef or maybe the chef was having a bad night. I made a reservation but there... More 

Thank 6Miles01
Solvang, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Cecco is the best restaurant in Solvang. Excellent Italian food! They have a wood burning oven for pizza which is a popular choice. On Friday, I had the fish of the day, Swordfish with lentils, vegetables and a delicious sauce and it was PERFECT. The most delicious piece of fish I've had in years. They have a fantastic selection of... More 

Thank GinaVWineLover
Petaluma, California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Very nice place and good wait staff. Nice outside area also. Food is good but over priced. My one negative is they serve caprese salad for dinner but refused to make it for us for lunch. We went to different times hoping for a different chef but the waitress said no. They had done it before so I was surprised.... More 

Thank mnt2rice
Belmont Shore, California
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116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Dinner over MLK weekend Chef David does a great job creating pizza and cuisine of unique and XLNT flavors Pizza crust done Neopolitan style where the crust is done Toasty/slight burn He makes or finds unique toppings. Ours was Hot/ Cappicola with mushrooms and fresh home garden Arugula...YUM Since weather chilly = the Italian Bean soup warmed the tummy Wine... More 

1 Thank P-and-A-Belmont
Santa Cruz, California
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140 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

My friend and I stopped in here while in Solvang and we were completely amazed. Really great decor. Super friendly and attentive staff; and, unbeatable Italian fare. We had a great bottle of Pinot Grigio, excellent bruschetta and homemade pastas and fresh seafood. I think our only regret was not having a wood-fired pizza, but we'll have to do that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 475 1st St, Solvang, CA 93463-3728
    (Park Way)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-8880

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?