Trattoria Mollie Closes Montecito Location

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By John Palminteri of KEYT News

The acclaimed Trattoria Mollie restaurant has closed in Santa Barbara on Coast Village Road just a few weeks after Mollie's has opened on State Street downtown.

Mollie Ahlstrand is handing the reins over to her son Ali but will be in the new restaurant regularly with her famous recipes, personality and celebrity status in the kitchen and in the "front of the house."

Ahlstrand says she regretted the decision to close the Coast Village Road site but the time had come to cut ties with the landlord and the challenges she faced at that 2700 square foot location.

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Deeker Aug 16, 2018 05:56 PM
Trattoria Mollie Closes Montecito Location

I agree with A-1534467180 AUG 16, 2018 11:12 AM, food was not great and she was dismissive of anyone who was not a celeb or a rich well-known Montecitan.

a-1537780006 Aug 16, 2018 11:12 AM
Trattoria Mollie Closes Montecito Location

Was I the only one who hated going there as she treated us like crap and kissed ass to the celebs that showed up? Food was mediocre, pasta overcooked with a snarl after politely asking for a remake, not to mention the word from former employees is she treated them like crap and then threatened to deport them once they got pissed off not getting paid.

Flicka Aug 16, 2018 08:50 AM
Trattoria Mollie Closes Montecito Location

Guess Oprah will have to go into Santa Barbara. Sounds like the restaurant had the same "landlord issues" stores on State Street have had, greed.

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