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Cecco Ristorante

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475 1st Street, Solvang, CA (Park Way)
+1 805-688-8880
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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New Jersey
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73 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I ate at this restaurant exactly one year ago and we were looking forward to another tasty meal.Were we wrong! I just read my review of last year and saw that we ordered the same meal. Maybe there is a new chef or maybe the chef was having a bad night. I made a reservation but there... More 

Thank 6Miles01
Solvang, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cecco is the best restaurant in Solvang. Excellent Italian food! They have a wood burning oven for pizza which is a popular choice. On Friday, I had the fish of the day, Swordfish with lentils, vegetables and a delicious sauce and it was PERFECT. The most delicious piece of fish I've had in years. They have a fantastic selection of... More 

Thank GinaVWineLover
Petaluma, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice place and good wait staff. Nice outside area also. Food is good but over priced. My one negative is they serve caprese salad for dinner but refused to make it for us for lunch. We went to different times hoping for a different chef but the waitress said no. They had done it before so I was surprised.... More 

Thank mnt2rice
Belmont Shore, California
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110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dinner over MLK weekend Chef David does a great job creating pizza and cuisine of unique and XLNT flavors Pizza crust done Neopolitan style where the crust is done Toasty/slight burn He makes or finds unique toppings. Ours was Hot/ Cappicola with mushrooms and fresh home garden Arugula...YUM Since weather chilly = the Italian Bean soup warmed the tummy Wine... More 

Thank P-and-A-Belmont
Santa Cruz, California
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139 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

My friend and I stopped in here while in Solvang and we were completely amazed. Really great decor. Super friendly and attentive staff; and, unbeatable Italian fare. We had a great bottle of Pinot Grigio, excellent bruschetta and homemade pastas and fresh seafood. I think our only regret was not having a wood-fired pizza, but we'll have to do that... More 

Thank Smudge R
San Jose, California
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290 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We re-visited this restaurant on new year day and the experience was great.. we had a reservation but reached 30 min earlier, we were able to get seats within a 5 min wait and the service was excellent as in our previous experience. we ordered Salads, a bottle of wine and some pasta, all vegetarian options. The food was very... More 

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Nipomo, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Nice quaint restaurant with a nice priced lunch menu. We both had the muffalata sandwich which came with a nice sized salad. The meat used in the sandwich was excellent. They had some nice pasta dishes also which I will try next time.

Thank dollyrose60
Fresno, California
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88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Cecco is still the best Italian in the area, and one of the best anywhere. We have never been disappointed by anything on the menu. David is owner/chef and his skill and pride show. We visit Solvang every Christmas and at least one other time each year, and have dinner here almost always. Yes, its that good. The wine list... More 

Thank Paul D
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Cecco's has been on our favorite restaurant list since we had our first dining experience there several yrs ago. Every time we visit Solvang or the area we always dine at Cecco. That is why it is so very disappointing to have had such a terrible experience 2 nights ago at our 2nd such anniversary visit. My brother in law... More 

Thank Larry G
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The pasta puttanesca was a highlight during our California visit and the chicken was excellent. We sat outside in a nice patio like garden and have been served very well.

Thank Aldo M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 475 1st Street, Solvang, CA
    (Park Way)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-8880

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?