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Trattoria Mollie, Montecito

1250 Coast Village Road
Montecito , California
Tel: 805 565 9381
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The Ethiopian born, Rome-trained Mollie Ahlstrand earned her cooking stripes at Arturo's, a favorite of the late Pope John Paul II's. Now she's plating up divine dishes in her eponymous Montecito trattoria, which has earned an equally elevated following. One of her biggest fans, Oprah, loved the turkey meatballs so much that she featured them on her TV show. Besides the homemade fresh pasta Bolognese and those turkey meatballs (entrées $22–$28), Mollie is known for her margherita pizza with layers of mozzarella, basil, and tomato, her addictive ciabatta, and creamy vanilla bean, chocolate, and coffee gelatos.

Open Tuesdays through Sundays 7:30 am to 2:30 pm and 5:30 to 10 pm.

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very bad experience

Of all the restaurants that we have been to, this is the worst on our list. We had a reservation and when we showed up, the staff very conveniently ignored us. Then... more


visited here after seeing her on Oprah. the meatballs are great! the owner however was not very nice. she was very nice to the regulars, but i take it since we... more