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Giannfranco's Trattoria L

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666 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013
+1 805-684-0720
Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Wed - Mon 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Spokane, Washington
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed delicious seafood salads with Italian twist. Very fresh produce and fish. Vintage restaurant decor with friendly staff. a nice stumble-upon place for lunch.

Thank bettypon7
British Columbia, Canada
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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved Giannfranco's - the food, ambiance, wine, service all were excellent. Best pasta we've had in a long time. We went twice while staying in Carp. Primavera and Puttanesca highly recommended.

Thank Emily K
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We stopped in for dinner on a Friday night - they had just opened for the evening. The food was amazing. Tried the Loster Ravioli and the portobello mushroom appetizer is delicious. The wine selection was superb. The service was great and staff was friendly and helpful. The lighting in the restaurant was unique and made the entire place lit... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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133 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Having lived in Italy for several years and feeling confident of judging Italian cooking and presentation I was very much pleased with this dinning experience. From wait staff, owner and owner's mother I was treated with gracious respect and chose the specials of wine and entree much to my delight. Nice menu and can't wait to bring my wife on... More 

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We went here on a busy night. We ended up at the bar eating. It was fine to eat at the bar, full menu. They have only beer and wine. Excellent food! Very nice owner. Waiter was good too. food was the best we had while in town!

Thank danamc65
Punta Gorda, Florida
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant on the recommendation of a local. The atmosphere is very nice - we sat in the back garden. The owner and his wife were also very pleasant and genuine. The food and wine were very good - however, both my husband and I felt it was very pricey. Would love to go back, but will... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We have enjoyed this traditional Italian Trattoria on special occasions since it was opened a decade ago. Last night was a disappointment. Service was slow despite being half full. The beginning antipasto was excellent but the pasta entrees were both oversalted and lacking in their seafood and meat components. The food prices have risen to above average and the wine... More 

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Buford, Georgia
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219 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Giannfranco's was highly recommended by a local during my visit to the area. From the outside it's a very inviting space, looking like you're about to walk into someone's home. Once inside, I had just a wonderful dining experience. Being solo, I opted to sit at the bar and was so glad to have done so. To truly appreciate this... More 

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Simi Valley, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The food was good but very overpriced. For a fancy Italian restaurant, we had a waitress who was hard to understand due to Hispanic accent. Not her fault, but not part of the ambiance you would expect.

Thank GIG101
Buellton, California
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I got the Frutti de Mare and was very unimpressed. The fish was all overcooked to the point that the shelfish all had the texture of rubber. The tomato brodo was little more than canned tomato soup with some added garlic. My partner had the lobster ravioli. They looked like housemade ravioli but the portion seemed very small for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$43
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 666 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-684-0720
Authentic Upscale Italian Cuisine. Freshly prepared when you order. Local Ingredients and Imported Italian Products used in our cooking. Amazing Italian wine List served by Professional Servers.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?