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Trattoria I Trulli

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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pesto, marinated tomatoes
carpaccio di bue
filet mignon, arugula, shaved parmesan, evoo and lemon
carpaccio di salmone
smoked salmon, arugula, capers, red onion and evoo
melanzana sorrentina
fried eggplant, marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese
calamari adriatico
calamari simmered in tomato sauce with spinach
prosciutto e frutta di stagione
fresh fruit of the season and prosciutto
fritto misto
fried calamari and zucchini, marinara dipping sauce
$8 per person
Mediterraneo Italian meats, cheeses, caprese, fried artichoke hearts, marinated olives and bruschetta
burrata bellina
fresh virgin mozzarella, sautéed spinach and oven roasted tomatoes
caprese estate
fresh beef steak tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and evoo
house minestrone with pesto
zuppa del giorno
grilled chicken $+11
grilled shrimp $+14
della casa
fresh organic greens and house dressing
organic greens, gorgonzola, walnuts, grilled chicken and raspberry vinaigrette
arugula, radicchio and endive, house dressing and goat cheese
grilled chicken $+12
grilled shrimp $+14
romaine, parmesan-rosemary croutons and shaved parmesan
insalata di pesce
grilled‎ salmon on a bed of cool romaine tossed in our house caesar dressing with rosemary crouton, shaved parmesan and lemon wedge
organic baby spinach, duck breast, goat cheese, pine nuts and warmed house dressing
insalata portobello
portobello mushroom stuffed with pine nuts, goat cheese, sun dried tomato and golden raisins, tri colori salad, house dressing
ravioli classici
ricotta cheese and spinach, creamy tomato sauce
ravioli mezze lune all’ aragosta
lobster tail meat, saffron sauce, chopped tomatoes
lasagne classica
beef or chicken
capellini alla checca
tomatoes, basil and fresh mozzarella
penne nonino
eggplant, tomato sauce and mozzarella
rigatoni pizzicoto
Spicy Italian sausage, bell peppers and spicy tomato sauce
fettuccine primavera
seasonal vegetables, cream or tomato sauce
linguine fra diavolo
shrimp and spicy tomato sauce
linguine mediterraneo
carlsbad clams and mussels and shrimp in a white wine or tomato sauce
paglia e fiegno al pesto
fettuccine, pine nuts, string beans, potatoes and pesto sauce
scampi serenata
white‎ wine, garlic, pink peppercorns, sautéed spinach
salmone tirreno
brandy mustard sauce, artichokes and mushrooms
pesce del giorno
fresh catch in a pistachio crust, pan roasted, lemon white wine sauce
cioppino alla pugliese
catch of the day, clams, mussels, shrimp, calamari and tomato broth
grigliata mista
fresh catch, salmon and shrimp, lemon-thyme samariglio, sautéed spinach
vitello piccata o marsala
veal medallions, lemon, butter and capers or marsala and mushrooms
tournados al barolo
filet mignon, red wine reduction
chicken breast, imported cheeses, spinach and asparagus, wild mushroom sauce
pollo reginella
chicken breast, tomato sauce, eggplant and fresh mozzarella
pollo capriccioso
chicken breast, arugula, chopped tomatoes, lemon and evoo
vanilla bean crème brulee
torta della nonna
chocolate mousse cake
house tiramisu
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
US$29 - US$31
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had s wonderful time eating spaghetti carbonara and other specialities. Well served, nice people, nice place

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Luciana-Ka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best Italian in Encinitas, by FAR! I accidentally broke a glass over my food, and our waiter came out with a brand new meal. #1 Food was delicious, service was AMAZING!

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 13 February 2019

I’ll Trulli is highly respected by locals for their authentic, delicious cuisine. The atmosphere is quaint and has a flair of Italy to it. Somehow, it maintains its California roots as well, maybe due to its laid back feel. Food is truly excellent.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jeannej77
Reviewed 25 January 2019

We had a hankering for Italian while heading toward the meditation garden. We found two restaurants with good reviews and apparently chose the right one. This trattoria was really good – a wonderful surprise. The ambience was nice and the service efficient and friendly. The...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Donald S
Reviewed 4 January 2019

Went for a quick bite. The food was well prepared except some potatoes in the pasta were a bit under done. The gnocchi were melt in your mouth and tasty. There isn't any children's menu and they didn't bring any crayons for my little one...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank doctoyou
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

We came here with our three adult children. Two of us are vegan, two are vegetarian, and one is an omnivore. Everyone found plenty to eat. The food was well-prepared and delicious. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The wine list was excellent. I had...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank utpsy
Reviewed 19 November 2018

I was looking for a good solid Italian restaurant in Encinitas and came across Trattoria I Trulli. I was greeted as I stepped through the door and offered either a table in the main restaurant or at the bar. I opted for the bar and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank The_bald_gourmet
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Excellent menu and wine list have visited several times never disappointed , my only issue can be a bit cramped a few to many tables in a small area . And outside seating noisy. Other than that one of our favorites do not not miss...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank DaveA692
Reviewed 31 August 2018

We were delighted with this small authentic Italian restaurant. This restaurant was Recommended to us, we decided to make a reservation and try it. Located in Encinitas On the West side of the Coast hwy. Waiter Luca was very accommodating and we asked for hisimpression...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 26 August 2018

My daughter and I enjoyed dinner with Italian waiters who were so kind and friendly and serving up authentic and tasty dishes. It was elegant but not stuffy and in a bustling fun area with a hopping night life. The dessert we shared was the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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