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Trattoria I Trulli

830 South Coast, Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
+1 760-943-6800
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (22 reviews)
“cioppino” (10 reviews)
Closes in 27 min
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
830 South Coast, Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
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Reviewed 26 January 2011

We have frequenly visited this restaurant in the past, but last night will be our last visit. Like a previous reviewer, we arrived at the restaurant with most of the tables empty. We were forced to sit in the back of the restaurant. We strongly...More

2  Thank 4travelreview
Reviewed 23 October 2010

I have been to I Trulli several times and I agree that the food is great and the atmosphere convivial, if noisy. However, at least as of last August, they were not taking reservations on weekends. My friend and I arrived about 7.30 on a...More

Thank vnrose52
Reviewed 6 October 2010

My wife and I have eaten at this restaurant a number of times. Last night was our last visit. While the food is fairly good our experience with their service has been poor. At 5:30 p.m., on a Tuesday, with an empty restaurant our grumpy...More

3  Thank GuavaMedia
Reviewed 2 October 2010

Well the title tells you what you need to know really. Excellent quality ingredients are beautifully prepared in a truly typical genuine Italian manner, forget Italian-American, this is the real deal, but in America. I've been going to this place for years (since it opened)...More

Thank wideawake
Reviewed 25 June 2010

This place is truly authentic italian cuisine. The wine list is rock star yummy and is priced very well. The nice thing is the descriptions of Tje wine are right on. They do it right with the wine especially in today's economy. The food is...More

Thank DRC1971
Reviewed 1 February 2010

Overrated for the most part. This place is tiny, and unless you like eating on tiny little tables, elbow to elbow with your fellow diners, and a cacophony of everyone trying to be heard over everyone else, you might want to look elsewhere. Most Italian...More

Thank zebraspot
Reviewed 23 December 2009

Excellent food. A great place to eat. Great menu. Great service. Busy at times (especially race season).

Thank precipice
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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
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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, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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