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Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe

2879 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
+1 805-688-7265
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (81 reviews)
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American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2879 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good food, quite on a Tuesday night. Reasonable prices and good food The Brie cheese appetizer was excellent!

Thank susiesucho
Reviewed 6 days ago

After a day of visiting wineries in the Santa Ynez valley, our last stop was to have a meal before returning to Los Angeles. Our experience at Los Olivos Wine Merchant and Cafe was an excellent end to our day. One person in our group...More

Thank vacationer24balt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for lunch last month. Really varied menu, lots to choose from...great location in San Ysidro area, wonderfully funky atmosphere in a little town with a dozen great wineries in walking distance. Excellent lunch...make a reservation!

Thank Wiltonsjs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my wife and I visited here for a light lunch. The beet salad was disappointing (these orange beets had very little sweetness). The pizza was okay but nothing to write home about.

Thank Hanafi F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove all the way here from an hour away just for the arancini (fried risotto balls). Unfortunately we were told the sue chef was unable to make them for that night. Other than that the pizza was good as well as the baked brie...More

Thank Bryan T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Fess Parker Inn and the Wine Merchant and Cafe was right next door. We made reservations ahead of time for my birthday and dined there two nights out of three. There is a wonderful wine wall, the dining room and a...More

1  Thank Brenda J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful Restaurant and Staff! I don't know why I waited so long to try this Restaurant. I've been visiting the area for years, and I'm so glad to report the food and wine here are outstanding. The new Wine Steward made fine recommendations for dinner...More

Thank Cronin T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We sat outside with perfect sunny California ambiance and enjoyed a farm fresh salad and pizza. Friendly easy-going, yet attentive, service. Great wine selection. We will definitely go back!

Thank frrefuge
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wine bars have to close at 5:00 due to the type of liquor license they use, so this is one of the few places for an "aperitivo" experience in Los Olivos. We were welcomed to take a table for four of us to have wine...More

Thank PVPTraveler
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This place was in the movie Sideways (from 2004) and usually a place in a movie might not live up to the hype but this did. I had a delicious piece of trout and my husband's duck was so good, I kept stealing it from...More

Thank jessicaleedj
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
08:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
08:00 - 10:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2879 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
    (Highway 154)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Olivos
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-7265
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Since 1995 the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe has been serving organic, sustainable cuisine along with over 500 wines (mostly local). In fact, much of their produce is grown from their CCOF certified organic farm less than a mile away. The Wine Merchant offers retail pricing and offers a fun assortment of wine related gift items and specialty products. The Wine Merchant & Café has been voted "Top 100 Wine Lists in the Country" by Open Table and has been awarded the "Best Restaurants for Wine" by Wine Spectator since 2007. Whether you are dining or shopping for wine, their friendly staff looks forward to welcoming you with Los Olivos charm.
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