Where to eat in/near Los Olivos


Pinot Noir and a crisp apple, Syrah and dark chocolate, as winemakers and wine enthusiasts we know how important a good pairing is. To compliment your visit to our Los Olivos Tasting Room we’ve compiled a short-list of our favorite places to eat. We hope you enjoy them too!

Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe

Visit website
This cafe, featured in the movie
Sideways is, a landmark and destination for those visiting Santa Barbara County wine country. Serving up dozens of local and vintage wines, Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe offers Italian-inspired lunch and dinner with a California twist making it a perfect mix of elegant and So-Cal casual.

Nella Restaurant 

Visit website

From the team behind S.Y. Kitchen comes Nella Kitchen and Bar, located at the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn in Los Olivos. Nella features Italian-inspired dishes, quality foods simply prepared using only the finest locally-sourced ingredients, most being raised and farmed at the nearby Fess Parker Ranch. A visit to Nella is a must on your next trip to Los Olivos.

Gathering Table (Ballard Inn)

Visit website
Owner/Chef Budi Kazali has created a unique and one-of-a-kind eating destination tucked inside The Ballard Inn. Taking influences from Asian, French and California wine country, Chef Budi offers award-winning cuisine in a fun yet romantic setting. The Gathering Table’s menu is designed to be shared making it perfect for a date or a night out to catch up with friends. Located just minutes from SAMsARa’s Tasting Room, The Gathering Table is a not to be missed culinary destination in California’s wine country.

Bell’s Restaurant – Los Alamos

Visit website
Bell’s is a family-run, French-inspired bistro from Food & Wine “Best New Chef” Daisy Ryan. Housed in the former Bell Street Farms space, the culinary team serves up classic bistro fare with an eclectic, award-winning wine list highlighting some of our favorite local and European producers

SY Kitchen 

Visit website
Offering up homemade pastas and oak-grilled chicken and steaks, SY Kitchen goes above and beyond with their modern takes on classic Nothern-Italian style dishes from famed Chef Luca Crestinelli. Situated inside an inviting farmhouse in the heart of Santa Ynez, SY Kitchen recently opened a Courtyard outfitted with rustic wooden cocktail style tables, heaters, and even blankets making it perfect for any night, whether on a date or with a large group of friends. 

Full of Life Flatbread

Visit website
Located in Los Alamos, Full of Life has truly made a name for themselves. Touted as having some of the best pizza on California’s Central Coast, this pizza-lovers destination has been attracting visitors to the “one-road town” of Los Alamos for over 13 years! Committed to only serving the freshest local ingredients, Full of Life is only open Thurs-Sundays for Dinner so arrive early!

Visit our wonderful tasting room in beautiful Downtown Los Olivos Thursday to Monday from 11:00am-5:00pm.