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Spirito's Italian Diner

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2508 El Camino Real, 2508 El Camino Real, 92008-1203, Carlsbad, California, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1203
+1 760-720-7111
12:00 - 20:00
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Norristown, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Never thought I'd be so impressed by the food in a strip mall. I had the manicotti because it's a personal favorite but I understand they are famous for the spaghetti and meatballs, which one of my party had and loved. Great prices too! Worth the visit. Seating is fairly limited.

Thank David P
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We frequent this restaurant often. The food is outstanding and the service is top notch. Pick your favorite dish and enjoy!

Thank T L
Carlsbad, California
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179 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband loves this place which is a big compliment to Spiritos! He's pretty particular when it comes to Italian food and he finally has found a place that makes Lasagne and Eggplant Parm the way it should be, great sauce, nice cheese and not greasy! Too noisy to eat in for us but a great place to get take... More 

Thank copejenney
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sprito's pasta is outstanding. I highly recommend the lasagna with meet sauce! My wife loved the ravioli. The service is great and run by the family. It's a must do when we are in North County.

Thank Matt C
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74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the cheese ravioli. It was wonderful and filling. Also, liked the bread they gave with it. Very friendly staff. We also purchased their Garlic Dressing to bring home with us.

Thank Debbie495
Indianapolis, Indiana
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Not worth the rating from Guy who visited there. I had much better pizza in Italy but in SO Cal this is good pizza. Its a fast food counter restaurant but service was good.

Thank renee k
San Jose, California
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209 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

What a pleasant time we had at lunch enjoying the obviously homemade Fagioli soup (which really tasted great on a cold rainy day), the Rosemary Chicken Salad on an antipasto salad...creative and very fresh lettuce and vegetables and the Proscuitto sandwich which was a generous serving of Proscuitto, mozzarella cheese, fresh tomato and lettuce like one would get in a... More 

Thank HikingLee
Forest Grove, Or
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180 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Obviously New York style as they call sauce gravy. Pasta was cooked to perfection, ravioli were hand made and HUGE, tortellini was not house made so we passed on that. The "gravy" was some of the best I have had that was not made at home or in Italy. We had both meat sauce and marinara. The only comment I... More 

Thank ForestGrove
Pasadena, California
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Growing up in New Jersey, we had the best Italian food ever!! Ever since I moved to California (Los Angeles) 25 years ago, I have bemoaned the fact that there is no REAL Italian food to be had here. Well, now there is!! Don't let the strip mall location deter you!!! Our friend Janet, who we were visiting, took us... More 

Thank krisklacanada
Lebanon, Oregon
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I shared two different dishes since it was our first visit to the restaurant and wanted to sample both the ravioli and spinach lasagne. Staff was really attentive and nice and the food was incredibly delicious. Ravioli were the size of small saucers and pasta was spot on for texture and taste. The red sauce (gravy) was... More 

Thank dc662015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2508 El Camino Real, 2508 El Camino Real, 92008-1203, Carlsbad, California, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1203
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-720-7111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?