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Novo Restaurant
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Global, International | San Luis Obispo
Japanese Restaurant Goshi
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Japanese | San Luis Obispo
Granada Bistro
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Californian | San Luis Obispo
Ciopinot
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Seafood | San Luis Obispo
Cafe Roma - San Luis Obispo
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Italian | San Luis Obispo
La Esquina Taqueria
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Mexican | San Luis Obispo
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Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosNorman at the Skyview Los Alamos
27 reviews
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley

They have done a fabulous renovation of the restaurant and motel. We went for dinner and loved the restaurant — gorgeous setting, great food, and friendly service. I would recommend to everyone. I would love to stay at the motel. The rooms are beautiful. More

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Mollie’sMollie’s
43 reviews
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

So fantastic that Mollie's moved to State Street. Great food, great value, great location. Everything was fresh and prepared and presented perfectly! I'm definitely going back! More

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The Gathering Table1. The Gathering Table
508 reviews
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Californian | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley

Another great meal at a relatively low-key restaurant. More

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Leonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria2. Leonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria
280 reviews
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Italian | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley

Consistent food and service. Everyone should give it a try. More

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Sides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers Restaurant3. Sides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers Restaurant
613 reviews
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley

When we travel to the Los Olivos area, the first thing we do is book our hotel. The second is booking a reservation at Sides Hardware and Shoes!!! One of our absolute favorites!!! More

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Brothers Restaurant at Red Barn4. Brothers Restaurant at Red Barn
625 reviews
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley

Another great evening at Brother's. Outstanding service and dinners. Once again thanks!!!! More

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SY Kitchen5. SY Kitchen
1150 reviews
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Italian | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley

We went to SY Kitchen to celebrate our anniversary tonight. It was bustling with energy but, still small town feel. We had a delicious dinner and wine with exceptional service. We both ordered the specials - so yummy! More

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Discover Santa Ynez Valley

The Santa Ynez Valley is tucked in a lush paradise known for California wines. The Valley is also home to a number of exceptional dining choices that make the most of the rich agricultural region and local produce. Visit a classic street food-style pizzeria with a menu packed with local products. Taste a beef tongue pastrami sandwich or Margherita pizza with fresh mozzarella. If you're looking for healthy, an array of gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options are available. There is no shortage of cafes and bistros with seasonal menus featuring octopus salad, mushroom pasta, and lamb shanks for a Greek-American fusion. Start your day with Danish pancakes and various fresh-fruit toppings.