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Nella Kitchen and Bar, Los Olivos, CA

Nella Kitchen and Bar

4.8
4.8
500 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian

S.Y. KITCHEN

Opened in August 2020, Nella Kitchen & Bar offers fresh, modern California cuisine and focuses on 'Roman Pinsas.
Meals are served on the front porch overlooking Grand Ave where guests are warmly welcomed, or in the cozy Dining Room which also has a private Wine Room that can host family seating and private parties.
Cocktails are focused on classics and served in the Lounge with a lot of bar seating.




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Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Bar Mon, Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 686-1359

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Luca Crestanelli

  • Private party facilities

    Please email us at info@nellakitchen.com for any questions. Best,

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Ynez Valley

  • Cross street

    Alamo Pintado

  • Parking details

    There is street parking available on Grand Ave.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 500 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Great for Lunch

  • California Central Coast

    Californian

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Best Overall

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Best Food

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Best Service

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Best Ambiance

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Best Value

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Fit for Foodies

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Healthy

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Notable Wine List

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Outdoor Dining

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Romantic

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Special Occasion

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Most Booked

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  1. KR

    KarenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a perfect evening to eat outside. Tables are well spaced apart. The service is attentive and the food is excellent. There is literally nothing to complain about.

  2. m

    michellet

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to celebrate! I strongly recommend- everything is delicious

  3. CS

    CarmenS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is delicious. The Ahi appetizer while pricey is a must if you like ahi. The Pinsas are amazing - light and fluffy and crisp.Greg ambiance - inside ding was nice and quiet. Service was excellent.

  4. MD

    MaggieD

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely delicious! Best Pizza, Salads, Bread and service!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is my favorite restaurant in Solvang. The food is always on point and the service is top notch. Our waiter Juan made everything sound so delicious when he was explaining the food. Juan made me feel like a VIP. The overall experience was an A+ thanks to him.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was amazing

  7. KW

    KathleenW

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food, service and ambience. We love the lunches!

  8. MH

    MelissaH

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect in every way! Delicious food in a beautiful setting. Our server was fantastic!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing. We had a pizza which was delicious. We also had the basil pasta, Caesar salad and dessert. Everything was great and we decided it was the best food of our trip.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Husband and I came here with my parents as part of our anniversary weekend. Ambiance was great, and service was lovely. The food was outstanding, and we would not hesitate to dine there again.

  11. JR

    JessicaR

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nella never disappoints. As a local it has become a staple in my dining out repertoire! Service is always knowledgeable and friendly. Eat here when you want to indulge in a multi-course meal and if you drink definitely have a cocktail before moving on to wine or beer.

  12. TF

    TracyF

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Lovely as always !! Thanks for a delightful afternoon.

  13. C

    Christina711

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    One of the best lunches we've had in a while, and the best one we've ever had at Nella!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The truffle sausage pizza is amazing! So light and flaky.

  15. W

    Winegirl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was so good! The pizza crust was so light and delicious. Beautiful setting and great service.

  16. YR

    YvonneR

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a beautiful evening. The waitress I call her J was a great fit for the evening. She is very knowledgeable, kind, and is very adamant that your experience is a good one. Will definitely go back.

  17. S

    Spalko

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it so much we went twice!

  18. FT

    FionaT

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to eat in Los Olivos. Fantastic food and great cocktails. The service was excellent. I have been at Nella’s several times now and it never disappoints.

  19. VT

    ValerieT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    Be warned that if you receive the wrong entree here, you will be charged for it whether you know it or not. We came here last year and really enjoyed the food and ambience. Last night we came again for my birthday. Busy, noisy Saturday night. Our party of 6 all ordered and my 75 year old husband specifically wanted what he had last visit. When the food arrived it was the wrong item. Waiter insisted he had ordered what was brought without any two-sided discussion but brought back the wanted item finally. He also boxed up the wrong entree and put it in the middle of our table while we were eating and said the "chef wanted you to have this". I thought, well it's strange that it's sitting in the middle of our table while we eat but that was nice. Later when we got the bill the item was still on there. Figured it was a mistake but the waiter said matter of factly "chef won't take it back". Now, our bill was close to 400 dollars you'd expect a little better service and problem-solving at a place like this. This sort of pompous and non-transparent attitude from chef and waiter/arbiter ruined any good taste we may have had in our mouth. Unfortunately we won't be back, nor can we recommend.

  20. RP

    RicP

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best bread and pizza crust anywhere! Cocktails are exceptional as well

  21. JH

    JayH

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible food. The pizza is some of the best we have ever had including when in Italy. Outstanding service. Great top shelf liquor selection. Of course the wine selection is magnificent. If you are near Los O this is a must dining experience.

  22. c

    claudiag

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pizza was out of this world, zucchini blossoms were yummy!!!

  23. AF

    AnnF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Definitely will return when in area! We had a nice outdoor table. Our meal was delicious. Immaculate restaurant; very upscale. Extremely courteous staff. It was a wonderful dining experience.

  24. H

    Happy71

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best restaurant to dine in the area. Food is great, very welcoming and friendly employees. Must visit place specially for their pizzas.

  25. MS

    MichelleS

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant was amazing ! From the beautiful ambience , to the great customer service, the homemade Pisa’s were unbelievable ! We enjoyed every dish . We will definitely return to try some new chef dishes ..

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing and service was just as amazing ! Perfect spot for a birthday or anniversary dinner date.

  27. TT

    TheoT

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3

    Their "pizza" was awesome. and worth the visit. Service excellent too. But when the main course is bad, it all goes down the drain. We had duck and lamb chops. Both were really, really bad.

  28. B

    Beams

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    wonderful setting having a pleasant lunch on the front patio, good food, good service

  29. LI

    LINDAD

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    consistently wonderful food! always fresh and great!

  30. SG

    SteveG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    Service was much too slow. Food was good, as usual.

  31. KW

    KarenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful service and food is outstanding. The waiters remembered us from a few months ago and c as me over yo say hi.

  32. S

    Sheryl7

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic lunch on a beautiful sunny day. We started with the olives and they were so delicious! Shared a truffle pizza and some Salad and the pizza crust was light and airy and just the right amount of crisp. Highly recommend.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chris and Lance made our night at the bar. Drinks and food were outstanding!

  34. LB

    LeslieB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wait staff very knowledgeable on the menu and had helpful suggestions to aid in decision making. Support staff very pleasant and helpful as well. Host was a little rigid in enforcing the noon start, however! We arrived 5 min. early and were told rather bluntly "We're not open yet!" with no offer to seat us while waiting.

  35. f

    fredm

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    We were looking forward to an enjoyable luncheon celebrating a baby shower for one of our employees at Nella's yesterday. The patio setting was beautiful and our lunch was delicious. Our server was very attentive and gracious. What was most disappointing was the large group of guests who were next to our table (party of 10-12). They were so loud we could not hear our own conversations throughout most of our meal. At one point I asked if we could move to another table - but there was none available. At the end of our meal as we were waiting for our server to ask if we wanted to order dessert, the group next to us became even louder. We all turned to look over at them - hoping they would observe how they were disturbing other guests. They laughed at us - and then proceeded to become louder and more obnoxious. We stood up and left our table at that point and went to another area on the patio to order dessert before we left. I let the host know of our disappointment earlier when we asked to be moved, and again when we finally were able to move to another table for dessert. He showed little concern as if there was nothing he could do about it - although he did apologize. Looking back at the situation, I should have asked him to speak with the large group at the table next to us and let them know that their noise level was disturbing other guests. That is the responsibility of management - to monitor the experience of all guests and to take control if a negative situation is creating a problem. After driving up from Santa Barbara and spending close to $400.00 for a luncheon that was supposed to be a special occasion for our guests, we left rather disappointed. I hope this feedback is helpful to the owners of Nella so that they can better advise their staff to be more aware of how to manage unruly guests who are disturbing others.

  36. DF

    DolceFarNiente

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated my birthday!

  37. BR

    BradR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Not a lot of food for the money. Should include another side with dinner entrees; filet and spinach weren't enough.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was exceptional! Food was delicious. Will definitely go again when in the area. Thanks!

  39. JS

    JoyceS

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our evening was perfect! Service, food, ambiance was awesome!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing pizza and great service. The cocktails were fire definitely going to go again soon.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Nella Kitchen and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 686-1359.

Nella Kitchen and Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 500 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Nella Kitchen and Bar

2860 Grand Ave. Los Olivos, CA 93441

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Alamo Pintado

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Ynez Valley

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Bar Mon, Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is street parking available on Grand Ave.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Luca Crestanelli

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (805) 686-1359

  • Private party facilities

    Please email us at info@nellakitchen.com for any questions. Best,

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