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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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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
830 South Coast, Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
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San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 June 2009

I liked it and would go back but it wasn't the best Italian I have had in the area

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Reviewed 18 March 2009

A suggestion from a local while we were vacationing...great call!! Wonderful pasta & meat dishes made fresh and to order. small & crowded interior full of locals! Service was good and accommodate kids well. A definate place we will return to!

Thank travelford
Reviewed 26 February 2009

Rustic, authentic..great food, even better wine; Some dishes can be too salty, so watch out. The staff is great, and it is the perfect spot for the wonderful coastal town.

Thank JCarlson1
Reviewed 31 December 2008

We went to celebrate my girl friend's birthday a couple of days back. The food was okay, nothing special and the bill came to about $62. So with tip and taxes, I paid and signed for $80.00 with my credit card, which was about 12%...More

4  Thank Kundendu
Reviewed 20 September 2008

This food is so very tasty. Very casual environment with super service. Atmosphere is very loud and tables are very close together. Soo, expect to sit very close to a stranger or two! But its all worth it...The wine list is great and the food...More

2  Thank ambbrio
Reviewed 25 August 2008

The Food is excellent They don't take reservations and this is inconvenient The have put way too many tables very close together and it is both uncomfortable with a lack of privacy, but also the restaurant is extremely loud and noisy. There are a lot...More

2  Thank erparadise
Reviewed 22 July 2008

I live here in Encinitas and this is probably my favorite restaurant in town. The food is always wonderful, presentation is nice, service is pleasant and efficient and the atmosphere is nice but really crowded and loud. In fact it's crammed elbow to elbow during...More

3  Thank Randy1956
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Reviewed 21 December 2007

Best authentic Italian food in SD North County. Don't forget to try their Gnocchis

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 December 2007

One the best Italian restaurants in all of San Diego. Highly recommend Vitello Milano or any of the fish or pasta dishes. Very small and quaint, but wonderful, friendly service. It's the place you take your out of town guests to!!

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Pasadena, California
Reviewed 30 November 2007

very good Italian food.

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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