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SY Kitchen

4.8
4.8
3037 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
RESERVATIONS



Reservations for parties of 5 or more please call restaurant directly.

S. Y. Kitchen requests a credit card to hold a reservation of 6 or more. You may cancel by calling the restaurant by 5 PM two days prior to the reservation. After that cancellation is subject to our policy and fees may be incurred. All credit card information will be processed securely.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 691-9794

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Luca Crestanelli

  • Catering

    S.Y. Kitchen is currently not offering off-site custom catering.

  • Private party facilities

    For parties of 10 or more, contact Heather at events@sykitchen.com for information and menu planning.

  • Private party contact

    Kristine Brouillet: privatedining@sykitchen.com: (805) 245-0160

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Ynez Valley

  • Cross street

    Sagunto St

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,037 people are saying

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Italian

  • California Central Coast

    Most Booked

  • 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

    Innovative

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Neighborhood gem

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Great for fine wines

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Romantic

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Good for special occasions

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Most Booked

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  1. KM

    KaraM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Probably 4.5 stars! meatballs and cocktails were standouts to us! also the dessert! pizza was good but nothing spectacular. beautiful space, great for a special event.
  2. JD

    JayD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was over the top with superb recommendation from our waiter. Food more than matched our expectations, especially the fresh papardelle with wild mushrooms. Roasted olives were another high. All in all a fantastic and memorable dinner. We will be back!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, it was a great night. We ordered a few of the specials they had for the night, plus a pizza. The food never disappoints, we always enjoy everything. They have great cocktails and a really nice wine selection. We will keep coming back!
  4. CA

    CAfoodie

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We went to the restaurant based on the reviews but found it just very average. Service was good but food very average at best.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and drinks and cozy ambiance!
  6. MG

    MichaelG

    St. Louis

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely lunch with excellent service and food!
  7. JW

    JohnW

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply a 5 star experience. Loved it!
  8. JN

    JohnN

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and delicious food. Highly recommend this pace.
  9. t

    tinkerbell

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We love to sit outside and this spot has a lovely covered outside area. The food is always the best. Never a crumb left on anyone's plate.
  10. r

    rashellez

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Our food arrived luke warm and our waitress said she had just picked up from the kitchen so implied we weren’t being honest. Such a highly rated restaurant, our mains were disappointing.
  11. NT

    NoelT

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is excellent, service is excellent, ambiance is nice. It was our second time and we will be back.
  12. B

    Barbara

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, better menu than last visit ( pre-Covid). Service was lovely. Hate their tiny tables for a party of 2. Thankfully we were early enough that we could move to a “ 4 top” so we were not squeezed in too tight.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I dined early on a weeknight. The food was excellent, pea salad, pasta with sausage and pistachio creme brulee and the service efficient and welcoming. There was a relaxed “off season” feel to the restaurant that was particularly enjoyable.
  14. RP

    RPlovesgoodfood

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our meal and had perhaps the jolliest server ever. One of us had an excellent meal and the other had a good meal. Our reservation mentioned a dress code, so we kicked it up a notch, but noticed that other patrons didn't.
  15. T

    Timothy

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy on a rainy evening. Food and service were excellent
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant and really kind and knowledgeable staff. Highly recommend.
  17. MT

    MarTeeny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful. Service, food, cocktails, and atmosphere all were fantastic! Loved everything we tasted.
  18. RK

    RobertK

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and cocktails were very good. One minor complaint was that the steak knives weren’t sharp enough to cut the filet of rib eye, so sent it back to the kitchen and they cut the steak which was delicious.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good NYE dinner with family, my 5 year old child loved the pappardelle pasta and wagyu beef meatballs. Server was attentive and made sure dishes came out in the order desired. Overall would recommend if in the area or nearby Solvang.
  20. JZ

    JuanZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant with amazing food and service. Will definitely be returning!
  21. JB

    JaneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only suggestion I have is that our drinks ( cocktail ans wine ) could have beem brought sooner . The food arrived before the drinks . But the foos is amazing! Very lovely afternoon , thank you!
  22. MC

    MargaretC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Luca and his team never disappoints, we love SY Kitchen.
  23. GW

    GinaW

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great atmosphere. Lovely menu with delicious homemade pasta. Wonderful wines.
  24. D

    Dave

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic across the board!!
  25. RJ

    RebeccaJ

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    We had reservations for a couple months for my birthday…..we showed up about 50 minutes early and we understood they didn’t have availability (even though there were over 10 tables open by sight) but the hostess was anything but warm or accommodating. We left and came back at the proper time. When we shower back up she whispered to a co worker and pointed to a table. I don’t even think they looked in her system for us. Hence the email I received as if we were a no show. ;) Beside all that it was some of the best food, made some memories and enjoyed the evening! Thank you SY KITCHEN! Delish!!!!
  26. c

    ckfilm

    Central Coast

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Terrific food and service. Will be back in the future.
  27. c

    ckfilm

    Central Coast

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic place for fine and casual dining. Terrific staff and excellent food.
  28. K

    Kethevan

    Orange County

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dinner, service, and ambiance! We will be back!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely evening. It was a treat to be able to enjoy wonderful food while sitting outside and listening to the rain hit the covered patio while being perfectly toasty with the outdoor heaters…
  30. P

    Peonie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here from a friends recommendation and it did not disappoint! All the dishes were so delicious and the service is top notch! Definitely get the mushroom paparadelle but you really can’t go wrong with anything from the menu! Highly recommend!
  31. J

    Jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience1
    Did not seat us where we requested and then lied and said that table was for the owner and they had priority over us. When confronted they lied again and said it was friends of the owner. We had reservations weeks in advance.
  32. R

    Richard

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a phenomenal restaurant with excellent sliders and truffle pasta.
  33. AM

    AbhishekM

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited S Y Kitchen for our Christmas Eve dinner, and loved their special menu. We had Warm Octopus Salad, Grapefruit Lobster Salad, Sunchoke soup, Truffle Pizza, Burrata, Sausage pizza, SPAGHETTI ALLE VONGOLE, Alaskan Char fish which was cooked to perfection, Pistachio Crème Brûlée and Tiramisu. My sons are very picky, and they wanted me to call the chef out to our table so they could compliment the food in person. We highly recommend this fine dining experience for everyone!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Unbelievable drinks! Great service!!!!
  35. KN

    KayleighN

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fav place EVER
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I remember the food being truly amazing the last time I was here in 2020, but this time, the 2 pasta dishes that were highly recommended by the waiter, the meatballs, the bread, and the roasted potatoes were all really average. How does a restaurant screw up bread, especially bread that is charge for??? That being said, the staff were all really friendly and made up for the food.
  37. P

    Petty

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, food and service were great!
  38. KG

    KevinG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A small menu but everything we had was outstanding, shaved beet salad, meatballs, minestrone, prime rib were all excellent
  39. P

    Patty

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best quality food, in a comfortable atmosphere. Warm , welcoming , knowledgeable wait staff. Always a good choice. Great choice for any occasion. Private group dining available.
  40. F

    Foodie

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The Margherita pizza was mediocre. A braised lamb shank was delicious. I expected some better choices of wine by the glass

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

SY Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 691-9794.

SY Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 3037 OpenTable diners.

SY Kitchen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for SY Kitchen

1110 Faraday St., Santa Ynez, CA 93460

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Sagunto St

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Ynez Valley

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Luca Crestanelli

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (805) 691-9794

  • Catering

    S.Y. Kitchen is currently not offering off-site custom catering.

  • Private party facilities

    For parties of 10 or more, contact Heather at events@sykitchen.com for information and menu planning.

  • Private party contact

    Kristine Brouillet: privatedining@sykitchen.com: (805) 245-0160

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