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Trattoria Mollie

1250 Coast Village Road, Montecito, CA 93108-2720
+1 805-565-9381
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good16%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“meatballs” (12 reviews)
“tiramisu” (9 reviews)
“pizza” (12 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
1250 Coast Village Road, Montecito, CA 93108-2720
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Passing through Santa Barbara at lunchtime, I remembered Oprah's obsession with meatballs from Mollie's for lunch and found this restaurant. So, it was a surprise they weren't on the lunch menu. I remembered Oprah digging into a plate of huge meatballs and tomato sauce, so...More

1  Thank Valerie S
Reviewed 8 June 2017

The pasta dishes here are lovely. I loved seeing items on the menu that aren't just the standard Italian-American fare. A lot of thought went into the creation of this menu and there are a number of things I would love to come back and...More

Thank Sara M
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

All 5 of us had amazing food. The portions were not huge but they were delicious. My husband had the meatballs and could not stop raving about them. Our server and staff were very attentive and knowledgeable.

Thank TacomaLv2travel
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Mollie, the unlikely owner of an Italian restaurant, is from Ethiopia. She worked and studied in various places, including Italy and she learned the trade well. The food and the ambiance here are both great. Our appetizers and salads were excellent as was the veal...More

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We ate outside and it was very pleasant. Veal was top notch and tasted Northern Italian .The wine list impressive and we chose a Santa Barbara wine.

Thank Cynna K
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The wait staff needs a little work. I don't like the hostess that put her hands in her hair all the time and bring you a glass of wine with her finger touching the glass where you will put your lips. NOT professional.

Thank thefrenchpro
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Arrived on 2/12/17 around 12:30 pm for lunch. Very few customers were in the place. Nice ambience pseudo Tuscan with opera in the background. Service was fine, not excellent, but fine. No problems refilling drinks or bringing more bread. I guess my slight disappointment comes...More

Thank RalphVentura
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I dined here at the suggestion of the nearby Montecito Inn. The restaurant was lovely and we had a nice dinner. Unfortunately it was overly busy when we arrived, so we could not get seated right away, but we were patient and...More

Thank 452susanv
Reviewed 6 February 2017

At the urging of a friend from Denver who had lived in Italy for many years and is a big foodie, he convinced me to try Mollie's again after hearing good things about it. I had eaten there before and was very disappointed. Well, it...More

1  Thank Michael H
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Trattoria Mollie was recommended to us as outstanding. We thought it was good but certainly not outstanding. The best dishes were the appetizers. The room was lovely but we suspect that, for the money, there are better restaurants in the Santa Barbara area.

Thank bw43
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$35
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1250 Coast Village Road, Montecito, CA 93108-2720
    (Olive Mill Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Montecito
  • Phone Number: +1 805-565-9381
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