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Cecco Ristorante

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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475 1st Street, Solvang, CA (Park Way)
+1 805-688-8880
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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Belmont Shore, California
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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273 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank JupiterNine
Nipomo, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

had the mussels as an appetizer, and the short rib ravioli in cream sauce. All was absolutely delicious. Priced very reasonably for the quality. Wonderful and attentive wait staff. $15 corkage fee was also within reason. Highly recommend.

Thank JeffSoltys
Long Beach, California
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460 reviews
393 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 872 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My Friend and I had Happy Hour here with some nice wines and a great Pizza. They have outdoor dining with a low bar area overlooking the street so you can people watch. The location is great and so is the Service. Go for fun!

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2 Thank PeggyChism
Santa Monica, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Given the tourist nature of Solvang it was a pleasant surprise to find this lovely Italian restaurant. It had the feeling of a place the locals frequent as well as the tourists. Service was friendly and efficient. The food was excellent. The roasted beet salad with arugula and buratta cheese was delicious and the spaghetti Bolognese was perfectly done. I... More 

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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
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
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?