Nella Kitchen and Bar
One of the best in the Santa Ynez Valley
Nella was excellent both the food and the drinks! Our waitress was super attentive and amazing we really appreciated her great service.
We love SY Kitchen and wanted to try Nella's. Our cocktails were delicious. The pinza was light and airy but with a crispy crust, unbelievable! Our bresaola salad was fresh and perfect. We can't wait to go back after the quarantine and try the dinner menu.
Food was incredible!
The food was fantastic. We ordered a pinsa, NY steak, and a short rib and it was all delicious. If you’re on Keto, you may have to get off of it just for the pinsa. Service was fantastic as well.
Very disappointed in our experience. We're locals and regulars at SY Kitchen (their sister restaurant) and was looking forward to dining here our first time. Service was nonexistent, after we placed our order we never saw our server again. The soup arrived at the same time as the mussels and our dinner arrived shortly after that with no breaks in between courses - we were done with dinner in under an hour. Was excited to try their Pinsa, but all the food came out at once and our server never came back to order. Also, when I made the reservation, I notated we were celebrating a birthday no one acknowledged it - it was our last dinner out before the 2nd shutdown. The food was excellent, but the lack of service overshadowed it. It just wasn’t the level of service we come to expect from this restaurant group.
With all of the Covid mandates and restrictions, Nella’s has done the best that anyone could ask. Food was great, service was top notch and they had enough heaters to keep all us outside diners happy.
Even with mandatory outdoor seating in mid-November, the setting was beautiful, sitting next to the outdoor fire and having outdoor heaters. The food is excellent along with the service. This is our 3rd time to Nella's and it won't be our last.
Excellent food and spectacular service by Kace. This place has all the quality of SY Kitchen. Definitely worth it. I can’t wait to see what it is like post-COVID
Still in "soft opening' mode but things were great. Our waiter, presumably the manager, was very attentive and personable, as was the whole staff. A beautiful day of wine tasting turned to a very cold night and a hot bowl of the Sunchoke soup was a perfect soul warmer; comforting and delicious. We also started with the Steamed Mussels which I have to say were among the best I've ever had. Plump, sweet and briny with a broth that was simply amazing. We had to ask for a spoon because we were not letting that bowl be picked until empty. My wife had the Carciofi pinsa and I had the Scarpetta. The pinsa crusts are really fantastic; they're just the right amount of chewy and crispy but the amazing thing was just how light they were. The Carciofi had a bit more bacon than my wife was expecting but the 5-hour bolognese on the Scarpetta was mouth watering. Overall it was just a wonderful way to end our day in wine country.
The owners of Nella Kitchen and Bar also own SY Kitchen in Santa Ynez. They did a great job of a differentiated menu, starting with Charcuterie to duck. As always they have a unique cocktail menu to supplement the standard mixers. The staff is friendly and helpful, always welcoming and well versed in both the menu and bar fare. It is wonderful to have another enjoyable and inviting dining option in the valley. We highly recommend you visit for dinner
It was a memorable evening. Very nice restaurant with great food!
We were staying at the Fess Parker Country Inn, which is attached to the restaurant, so this was a convenient choice. Over all everything was excellent.
The food is outstanding! Delicious pizza, the truffle one was my favorite.
This review is for our visit in October: How wonderful having a new restaurant during Covid. We are grateful the owners of SY Kitchen continued with their pre-COVID plans. The food was awesome and so was the service!! Jasdia did a wonderful job and we took all of her recommendations including the watermelon cocktail (can't remember the name but it was delicious), the artichoke pizza, eggplant app, and 3 of us had the duck and 1 the fish and all of us loved our meals. The ambiance is arguably the nicest in the SY valley here at this white tablecloth restaurant. We can't wait to go back again, most likely next weekend but, at the least this will be on our regular rotation.
Entree arrived after sides. Food lukewarm, but tasted OK. Service OK but clearly they need to work on communication.
Great dinner. It was cold because we sat outside but they can’t control that. Food and staff were great. Get the muscles!
Food and service were outstanding! Lauren was our server and she was so wonderful! Very personable and professional. We will definitely be back on our next trip to Solvang. Thank you!!
The Roman flatbread was amazing. Overall I thought the entree menu was basic “continental” food. Given the amazing food at sister restaurant SY kitchen, I was hoping for something more interesting. It’s a bit pricey but understandable given Covid limitations.
What a delightful surprise. Michelin quality food, excellent service, great atmosphere. My wife read a short magazine article about this place and we thought we'd stop by on the way back to our home in San Francisco. We stayed the night at the Fess Parker Inn also really nice. I was really taken with the quality of the food; preparation, presentation, and flavor check. Hot on arrival, check. Portion size appropriate, check. Service great very professional. Wow, I can't say enough good things about this place. Really do a great job especially during covid. Wine list top-notch, specialty cocktails (try the Wheel Barrel) my personal favorite. They should earn a Michelin star!
Lovely evening dining at Nella. The flatbreads, are a must! We had one with arugala and vegetables that was outstanding. Interesting signature cocktails as well. Great care taken with social distancing and service. Look forward to returning.
We were given a recommendation to try Nella's because of their special pizza dough that is very low gluten. The pizzas were fabulous and I didn't have any problems from gluten. The restaurant is beautifully redone and the staff was attentive. All in all I would highly recommend this restaurant.
There was a problem with my reservation, so we had to wait for 20 minutes. Otherwise, the restaurant was very good. The pinsas and craft cocktails are must-haves.
Annniversary dinner. Did not acknowledge at hotel or testaurany
Great food, service and cool vibe! The pinzas are ahhhmazing!
My girlfriend and I had dinner there the last weekend in October of 2020. The wait staff were very professional, friendly, and attentive and I would go back because of their effort. However, the food was bland. My girlfriend and I agreed that the presentation of the food was excellent as was the menu, but the salad, artichoke hearts, and short ribs were not flavorful.
I know that this is a new start to this restaurant so I hope everybody tries them and gives them grace as they improve their offerings.
Great addition to Los Olivos and the Fess Parker Hotel!
They do an outstanding job of service and
food preparation. Their staff is well trained
and it shows... definitely recommend it!!!
Nella was as advertised! Food was prepared with care and everything tasted great! Enjoyed it immensely!
The cocktails and flatbread were amazing! Wine list was also great. Enjoyed the patio and lounge area; service was excellent.
Overall we had a wonderful night out. I think Nella having just opened (or still in soft open?) really needs to work out the kinks with the menu. Price point was on par with what we pay in Los Angeles, but quality was far from it. We ordered appetizers and pizzas. The appetizers needed work. Romini Salad was underwhelming (basically a few lettuce leaves (underdressed and not very many hazelnuts). Meatballs were too small especially for venison meatballs which are lean overall (texture was not good) any goat cheese or oregano was completely lost. Polenta was under seasoned. Pizzas were a highlight, texture and flavors were great. Sausage was our favorite. Crust on both pizzas were fantastic. I would come back after they have a few weeks to hit their stride. Music seemed a little out of place for a leisurely wine country weekend, but maybe they're going for a Vegas soundrack.
Great food and great ambiance! They really have something for everyone - plus its so conveniently located in Los Olivos that you can just stop off after the later tasting. I also thought the main dishes were a fantastic value (The NY Strip was only like $40ish) however they side dishes are a bit pricey. All in all a fantastic meal!
Great addition to the Valley! The service and the food was amazing.
Nice patio area. It took way to long to get a drink and glass of wine. Ordered three cheeses charcuterie and it comes with two tiny slices of bread. I had ordered a baguette when I ordered the cheeses (which you shouldn't have to for these prices) and it didn't come in time; when I was through with the cheese I said forget the baguette. They had staff everywhere but no one seemed to know quite what to do. Maybe another month they will have their act together. Pricey.
We loved everything we had! Pinsa, Orata, roasted carrots and the cream puffs! Our waitress was friendly and attentive. We are locals and we look forward to returning.
This was our first time at Nella. We are locals so we're always looking for a good neighborhood eatery and Nella qualified. There were so many things on the menu--too many to order in one sitting. We can't wait to return. I was especially impressed with their signature cocktails of which I ordered 2. Yum!
We had the duck leg. it was excellent.
We also had the rolled pasta. Sorry to say it lacked flavor.
Wonderful addition to the area, totally welcoming, beautiful space. It would be a go to regular if there were more plant based options. This is always a bit of a problem, easily fixed I would think. Very enjoyable otherwise.
Service was outstanding and the food amazing.
You can "dine" or get a quick bite. The food is all wonderful - there's something for everyone from vegetarians to meat lovers. With 4 of us it was fun to try a few different dishes. And, instead of a sweet dessert, we opted for a cheese plate. Absolutely delightful. Never rushed and always had what we needed.
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