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Trattoria I Trulli

830 South Coast, Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
+1 760-943-6800
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (20 reviews)
“cioppino” (9 reviews)
“antipasti” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
830 South Coast, Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
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1 - 10 of 186 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I made a 2:30 late lunch reservation on Open Table. When we arrived there was a Closed sign on the door. They close 2:30-5:00 pm! The host was unapologetic and only talked about how busy he was and that their website was not up to...More

Thank Linfran2013
Reviewed 14 December 2017

This bustling Italian bistro is serving up exceptional Italian fare with an elegant twist. My wife loved her burrata served with prosciutto and peaches; my beef carpaccio was excellent. The entrees were outstanding also. I had the meat cannelloni and my wife enjoyed the shrimp...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 9 December 2017

We took a break from the usual beach and California cuisine for some Italian comfort food. Happily this little restaurant offered both-excellent pasta and Italian with a California twist. The menu is extensive and we were torn between pastas and seafood dishes. Everything we tried...More

Thank library48
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Went there due to yelp reviews. Bread came first. Soft and tasteless with a small bowl of cold tomato sauce. Give me a break! Give me crusty sour dough if you can’t make Italian/French crusty bread. The plates were ample but tasteless. Not a memorable...More

Thank FrankSandy
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Oh my. This was an unexpected great meal. The breaded Pork Chop was huge, tasty and was with large bone in. I could not eat it all and I tried. Two days later the left over was a great breakfast. Daughter had the best chicken...More

Thank LarryandMaureen
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We went for lunch. Service was good (only four tables occupied). I didn’t catch the wine list, but the food menu was great. Plenty of daily specials, but not a whole lot of meat-dishes. We ordered pasta, lasagne, fish....everything was cooked to perfection and very...More

Thank BigCityCowboy
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Food was nice and atmosphere was good for conversation. Pasta and salads are tasty. Highly recommend!

Thank person777
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

North of San Diego, I Trulli is a great personal little restaurant and bar. Yummy food. Inside or street table seating where you can enjoy lunch or dinner or a drink. Daily specials as well as regular menu. Encinitas is a quaint and fun coastal...More

Thank Glenda E
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food and service. Felt like we were back at a local trattoria in Italy. Great ambiance, large servings, and well prepared

Thank James H
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The staff is most gracious and accommodated some last minute changes to our party. The service most efficient without being cloying. The sauce served with the bread is quite unique with a great little bite. Everyone was happy with the meals...no complaints at all. The...More

Thank mark g
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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