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Cicciotti's Trattoria Italiana

1933 San Elijo Ave, Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007-2322
760-634-2335
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Price range: $10 - $30
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Giorgio's Ristorante and Pizzeria was formerly the Vigilucci's Pizzeria.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Giorgio's Ristorante and Pizzeria was formerly the Vigilucci's Pizzeria.
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English first
Carlsbad, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Went with friends last Friday. Great time, outstanding food and service. Chicken w/asparagus and cognac sauce was perfectly prepared, served with pasta aglio e olio and grilled vegetables as sides - magnifico!! Piano man signing Italian and some old pop tunes, joined by a couple other vocalists including our waiter, was very entertaining.

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San Diego, California, Usa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Discovered this place on a Groupon special. Since then, have been back 2 more times and each time is a new experience. Low corkage fee if you bring in your wine. Lase time they had a great prix fixe meal on Sundays and Mondays, all for $20. Will be going back with friends.

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Granite Bay, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Great service, with smiles. Have enjoyed other dinners in the main dining room, but was seated in the sun room tonight. It was fine, but try to be seated in the main dining room, if possible. It just makes the meal that much more authentic.

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San Diego, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Feels like a restaurant in Italy as you enter. Overlooks the ocean, has outdoor and indoor seating. Because of the number of tables it is best if you are thinking of an European style of dining for the evening when it is busy. I found the staff well aquainted with the menu and daily specials. We had baked artichokes, very... More

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Canyon Lake, California
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

the homemade pasta is out of this world and the sauces were so tasty and full of goodies that tasted perfect. The salads were all very flavorful and the home made soup knocked our socks off. The meat was cooked perfectly and seasoned to enhance it. The desserts are sweet, gooey and creamy...all Perfect!

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Grosse Ile, Michigan
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I knew this place was authentic as soon as I realized that our waiter speaks Italian. We are Midwesterners who were in California for the New Year. We were, sorry Californians, getting tired of the typical California food, tired of aeoli, mango salsa, etc., so we were thrilled to sit down for an authentic Italian meal. It was lovely. The... More

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San Diego, CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This restaurant is a bit expensive, but the food never disappoints. The service is serviceable, not exceptional by any means. But again, the food is just so tasty! But because it is a bit on the expensive side, I only go with Groupons. To be perfectly honest, I get the same thing every time, because it is just about my... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is one of our favorite local dining venues. We have never been disappointed on any of our visits. The service is always friendly and more than meets our expectations. The menu has a large choice of Italian foods. One of our favorites is the calamari Caesar salad to start off the meal. The dining area is small but... More

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San Marcos, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Although the food was good the prices were too high for the ambience and crowded tables squeezed into two small dining rooms. We experienced the worst service ever with an unattentive waitress who spoke a mile a minute, never picked up my husband's empty plate until I handed it to her and while I was still eating my pasta and... More

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California
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121 reviews 121 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Up until dessert our rating might have been a 5. I had veal parmigiana which came with vegetables and pasta. My wive had pasta with shrimp and crabmeat. The food was very good. After we finished dinner, the waitress went through the dessert options. I told her to give me 1 minute to decide what we wanted. We were in... More

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