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Trattoria I Trulli

830 South Coast, Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
+1 760-943-6800
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (21 reviews)
“cioppino” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
830 South Coast, Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tired decor should have warned us. Limp salads, food wasn’t fresh. A total disappointment. It’s very noisy & everyone else was chowing down on the same mediocre fare. Maybe I’m just spoiled but I don’t believe freshness and flavor are too much to ask.

Thank GlutenFreePerson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We lived in Italy for over two years and it was like being back in our local village. Service was excellent and friendly, wine list is great, and the food is truly authenic Italian. The Linguini Mediterrano and the Pasta with shrimp were both exceptional....More

Thank JimH85641
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stay in Carlsbad few weeks out of year and this is one of our go to restarants. Its 15 minutes away in Encinatas and very casual but excellent menu. Eggplant parmigiana and veal chop milinase was top notch. Large varied menu for all as...More

Thank Alwaystravel999
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We look forward to eating here when in the San Diego area, it is simply that good. Large menu, you can get about anything. The shells with Italian sausage and basil in white wine sauce is amazing. Their marinara is the best I have had...More

Thank LegalEyeDallasTexas
Reviewed 15 March 2018

We have been going here for 17 years and even though management has changed the service, bread/marinara sauce, the food and the friendliness is always the same, Great! Just had lunch today on the lite side but more than enough. Caprese with fresh mozzarella, basil,...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Ever need a vacation? Head to Italy, then. Not in the cards? You might as well be there at iTrulli. The food is insanely delicious, and tastes like you are in a sidewalk cafe in Tuscany. Great wine list, and an amazing birthday creme brulee

Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

We come here almost once a week, every week. It’s delicious and we’re treated like family. Most recently we had an amazing lunch and shared a bottle of wine. My favorite dishes on the menu are really anything vegetarian, but you will never go wrong...More

Thank Sarah_ANANAS
Reviewed 16 February 2018 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

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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic
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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