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Trattoria I Trulli

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$$ - $$$
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830 South Coast, Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 (Between G & H Street)
+1 760-943-6800
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Carlsbad, California
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387 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We eat here several times a year. The menu is varied; the dishes very well prepared. Favorites include the lobster ravioli, wild mushroom and polenta in a gorgonzola sauce, salmon in many forms, and several more traditional dishes. The wine list is quite good. The service attentive and the server knowledgeable. However...it gets very crowded, especially on weekend nights. It's... More 

Thank Bruce M
Encinitas, California
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Everytime I go there theirs one dish I cannot stop ordering, its the Linguini with clams and red sauce never been disappointed, also the desert are great, the waiters are also great most of them are Italians. You will not be disappointed and a great experince.

Thank 09RayRay37
Studio City
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Visited on a recommendation and was highly pleased. The service was spot on, as was the food. We had the Lobster ravioli and spaghetti al checco. Both were cooked perfectly and very tasty.

Thank Alan G
Encinitas, California
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a favorite when I visit Encinitas. It's small and authentic. I always get the veal but I have to confess I can't resist the desserts! Have a glass of Malbec with your dinner and you have the perfect meal.

Thank Pris N
Carlsbad, California, United States
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This is definitely wonderful food. Maybe the best in No. County.... But the atmosphere is very difficult. The restaurant is small, packed and extremely noisy. Reservations during the week, but not on weekends. Really delicious food, but we can't frequent the the restaurant anymore. Their sister restaurant in Hillcrest, Arreviderci, is delicious and very nice atmosphere.

1 Thank Carol G
Orange County, California
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Worth the wait. Small place. Excellent food. You will love it! Pastas and eggplant were yummy. Menu changes, so not sure what they have right now. Food is made to order, and it's very crowded...so maybe a little wait, but worth it

Thank Sher S
Amarillo, Texas
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I have been here about 15 times and it has never dissappointed! This is my fave Italian restaurant in California by far.I went last weekend for the first time in a few years and it was perfection as usual.

Thank bduncan536
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

My husband and I are San Diego (North County) locals and this is our go-to date place. The staff is attentive and friendly. There is no pretension; they genuinely do remember us and treat us like family. The caprese is delicious and all the specials are superb. They are always busy, so show up early! The noise doesn't bother us... More 

Thank Lucy S
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Every year we look forward to the West Coast Swing, so that we can come visit one of our favorite Italian spots. The bread is always fresh and we've tried multiple items that have all been good. Good energy and relaxing simple atmosphere.

Thank foodneedle
San Diego, California
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

My daughter loves Italian food and found her favorite place in Little Italy in San Diego. However, living in North San Diego County we were looking for someplace a bit closer to home. One day while in Encinitas we decided to give Trattoria a try. We were delighted! The pasta was exceptional, the sauces exquisite and the service excellent. The... More 

Thank Penny C

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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
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 830 South Coast, Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
    (Between G & H Street)
  • Public Transportation: Encinitas Coaster stop 3 blocks North and 1 block East of our location
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-943-6800
Cozy and quaint setting that will bring you back to Italia! A true trattoria one would find roadside in Tuscany. Our cuisine is traditional authentic Italian. With many classical dishes including homemade lasagne, our classic ricotta & spinach ravioli and gnocchi made in house daily. Bread fresh from the oven every morning compliments our garlicky Sicilian tomato pesto dipping sauce. A rock star wine list with more than 100 bottles offered at every price point and more than 20 wines by the glass to choose from. Daily specials are more contemporary Italian with a range of game meats including rabbit, venison, quail and bison using produce and recipes of the season. Gluten-free & whole grain pastas are available as well as a wide variety of vegetarian items to choose from.

We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and high quality products for an enchanting experience for all of our guests. Raise your glass and fill your soul with heart and goodness ~ cheers!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?